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Academic Presentations

Children's Health Disparities

Scheer A, Leonard J. "Exploring Children’s Perspectives on Health, Well-being, and Nutrition: How Qualitative Sociology Can Add Value to a Pediatrics Department". Oral Presentation at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting. October 13, 2018. Norfolk, VA.

Scheer A. "Identifying Opportunities for Healthier Kids, Families, and Community in a Rural School". Oral Presentation at 2018 Annual School Health Conference. October 5, 2018. Indianopolis, IN.

Scheer A. "Being Happy and Healthy: How do Children View Health and Well-being?" Poster Presentation at IPHA 77th Annual Conference: Public Health Proud. September 7, 2018. Normal, IL.

Vohra S, Koehler J. "Understanding Trauma and Toxic Stress". Keynote at Trauma Informed Partnership Community Event. August 9, 2018. Decatur, IL.

Vohra S, Koehler J. "Stress and the Brain:  Pathways for Healthy Learning Environments". Keynote at Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education Administrator’s Back to School Breakfast. August 8, 2018. Decatur, IL.

Vohra, S. "Helping Children Succeed: Population and Community Approaches to Address Child Health". Oral Presentation at Arkansas Children's Hospital. July 10, 2018. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Koehler J, Preston B. "Collaborative Problem Based Learning to Foster School Health Innovation: Focusing on Trauma Informed Schools". Poster Presentation at 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention. Indianapolis, IN. June 25, 2018.

Koehler J, Reedy J, Finch A, Jones P, Craft D. "Fostering Trauma Informed Pedagogy Through a Community Coalition". Panelists at the Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Champaign, IL. May 16-19, 2018.

Vohra S, Westrick H, Koehler J, Brown R. "Designing a Parent-Engaged Developmentally-Oriented Rural Hospital". Oral Presentation at 2018 Annual Rural Health Conference and Rural Hospital Innovation Summit. May 9, 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Lohman Irwin E, Caffrey A. "A Problem Based Learning Approach to Toxic and Traumatic Stress in Education". Oral Presentation at SIU Symposium on Teaching and Learning. April 20, 2018. Springfield, IL.

Koehler J. "Building Brighter Futures: Toxic Stress, Brain Development, Community Collaboration, and Action Research". Keynote at McDonough County Interagency Council's Second Professional Development Conference. April 13, 2018. Macomb, IL.

Vohra S, Kuo A, Dewitt T. "Leading Change". Webinar for American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Innovation Fostering Engagement. March 18, 2018.

Vohra S, Koehler J, Westrick H. "Designing a Parent-Engaged Developmentally-Oriented Rural Hospital". Poster Presentation at Association of Community Health Improvement 2018 National Conference. March 14, 2018. Atlanta, GA.

Vohra S. "Addressing Rural Health Disparities: Population Health Solutions to Improve the Health of Illinois Children". Oral Presentation at ICAAP Annual Educational Conference. February 23, 2018. Naperville, IL.

Vohra S, Koehler J. "Building the Infrastructure for Rural Children to Succeed:  Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Mission to Improve the Developmental Outcomes of Children". Oral Presentation at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo. November 7, 2017. Atlanta, GA.

Koehler, J. "Uncovering Learning Myths and Incorporating Cognitive Learning Strategies". Oral Presentation at SIU Medicine Pediatric Grand Rounds. October 19, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra S. "Evidence Based Programs Aimed at Building Children's Futures". Oral Presentation at the Illinois Education Association Edwardsville Educational Session. October 17, 2017. Edwardsville, IL.

Vohra, S. "Helping Children Succeed: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health". Oral Presentation at SIU Medicine Pediatric Grand Rounds. October 12, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Koehler J, Reedy J, Finch A, Craft D, Vohra S. "Innovation Incubators for Building Wellness and Resilience in Rural and Urban Schools". Roundtable Discussion at the American Academy of Pediatrics national Conference and Exhibition. September 18, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Gumayan R, James E, Hasan A, Koehler J, Vohra S. "Brain Development Bags: Designing Tools to Engage Parents in Early Childhood Neurodevelopment Through Play". Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. September 17, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Vohra S, Pointer C, Westrick H, Koehler J. "Building Rural Coalitions to Help Children Succeed: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Mission to Improve the Developmental Outcomes of Children". Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics national Conference and Exhibition. September 16, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Vohra, S. "Little Leaps: Understanding Your Child's Developing Brain". Oral presentation at the Hillsboro Area Hospital "Little Leaps" kick-off event. August 31, 2017. Hillsboro, IL.

Vohra SS. "Helping Children Succeed: Evidence Based Programs Aimed at Building Children's Futures". Keynote Address at the Illinois Education Association Conference: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child. June 22, 2017. Carterville, IL.

Westrick HC. "Building Community Coalitions to Improve Children's Health". Oral Presentation at the Illinois Education Association Conference: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child. June 22, 2017. Carterville, IL.

Vohra SS. "Exploring Rural Parent's Perception of Baby Brain Development". Oral Presentation at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 19, 2017. Urbana, IL.

Vohra SS, Westrick H, Pointer C. "Building Rural Coalitions to Improve Children's Developmental Outcomes". Poster Presentation at the National Rural Health Association Annual Rural Health Conference. May 9 - 11, 2017. San Diego, CA.

Vohra SS, Westrick H. "Building an Infrastructure for Illinois Children to Succeed". Keynote Address at the Everthrive Illinois Annual Conference: Uniting Voices, Creating Solutions. April 6, 2017. Oak Lawn, IL.

Vohra SS, Fogleman A, Khorasani E, Yanhui G. "SIU Health Care Pediatrics Big Data Analysis". Oral Presentation at the UIS/SISUM Research Symposium. March 31, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS. "The Office of Population Science and Policy - Addressing Child Health Disparities in Central and Southern Illinois". Oral Presentation at the Building Children's Futures: Multi-Disciplinary Conference to Address Childhood Poverty. March 24, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS, Sanders K, Pointer C, Jones P, Koehler J. "Building an Interdisciplinary Rural Coalition to Research and Improve Baby Brain Development". Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference and Exhibition. October 23, 2016. San Francisco, CA.

Vohra SS, Pointer C, Luz K. "Building a Community Coalition to Address Pediatric Asthma in Underserved Neighborhoods". Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference and Exhibition. October 22, 2016. San Francisco, CA.

Vohra SS. "What the Doctor Says: Reimagining the Health Care of Children". Oral Presentation at the Central IL Are 4 Social Emotional Learning Conference. October 4 - 5, 2016. Champaign, IL.

 

Cancer Health Disparities

Lee M, Khan M, Brandt H. Medication Use for Depression among Cancer Survivors in the United States. Poster Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 12, 2018. San Diego, CA.

Bukatko A, Patel P, Kakarla V, Simpson MC, Adjei Boakye E, Stamatakis KA, Osazuwa-Peters N. Disparities and factors associated with 30-day mortality following surgical treatment for squamous cell head and neck cancer with or without adjuvant therapy. Poster Presentation at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research Conference. November 2 – 5, 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Osazuwa-Peters N, Simpson MC, Adjei Boakye E. Differences in the impact of marital status on risk of suicide among cancer survivors based on cancer sites. Poster Presentation at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research Conference. November 2 – 5, 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Polednik KM, Simpson MC, Bukatko AR, Gaubatz ME, Adjei Boakye E, Varvares MA, Osazuwa-Peters N. Thyroid cancer incidence trends among pediatrics, adolescents, and young adults in the United States 2001-2015. Poster Presentation at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research Conference. November 2 - 5, 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Gaubatz ME, Bukatko AR, Simpson MC, Polednik KM, Adjei Boakye E, Varvares MA, Osazuwa-Peters N. Socioeconomic disparities associated with 90-day mortality among patients with head and neck cancer in the United States. Poster Presentation at the 11th American Association for Cancer Research Conference. November 2 – 5, 2018. New Orleans, LA.

Zahnd WE, Eberth JM. "A Conceptual Model for Multilevel Analysis in Rural Cancer Control". Poster Presentation at the Accelerating Rural Cancer Control Research Meeting. May 30-31, 2018. Bethesda, MD.

Zahnd WE. "Utilization of Cancer Registry Data to Elucidate Cancer Incidence Disparities in Rural Populations". Invited Presentation at the Accelerating Rural Cancer Control Meeting. May 30, 2018. Bethesda, MD.

Jenkins WD, Watson K, Zahnd W, Matthews A, Bailey A, Patera J. "Examining the Role of Dissemination and Implementation Science to Improve Lung Cancer Screening in Rural Communities". Poster Presentation at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo. November 6, 2017. Atlanta, GA.

Westrick H. "Power in Purple: SIU Medicine's Effort to Improve Health Outcomes". Oral Presentation at American Cancer Society's Power in Purple launch party. October 26, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Zahnd W, McLafferty S, Sherman R, Farner S, Klonoff-Cohen H, Rosenblatt K. "Spatial Accessibility To Mammography Services In The Lower Mississippi Delta States". Poster Presentation at the Tenth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities In Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. September 25 - 28, 2017. Atlanta, GA.

Zahnd WE, Rodriguez C, Jenkins WD. "Rural-Urban Differences In Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancer: Rates And Trends". Poster Presentation at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology. September 24 - 26, 2017. New Orleans, LA.

Zahnd W, James A, Jenkins W, Colditz G, Steward D, Brard L. "Cancer Incidence and Trends in Rural and Urban Population in the US". Oral Presentation at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries Annual Conference. June 16, 2017. Albuquerque, NM.

Zahnd W, Sarver J, Luckey G. "Utilization of ACS and Other Federal Data to Address Health Disparities in a Federally Designated Region". Oral Presentation at the 2017 American Community Survey Data Users Conference. May 11, 2017. Arlington, VA.

Sturm E, Zahnd WE, MacKinney E, Mellinger JD, Ganai S."Rural-Urban and Regional Differences in Receipt of Esophagectomy for Early-Stage Esophagus Cancer". Oral Presentation at Digestive Disease Week. May 6, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Brard L, Hyon K, Izadi S, Diaz-Sylvester P, Zahnd W, Colditz G. "Rural-Urban Variation in Surgical Treatment, Lymph Node Examination, and Adequate Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial Cancer Patients". Poster Presentation at the Rural Cancer Control: Challenges and Opportunities. May 4, 2017. Memphis, TN.

Jenkins WD, Zahnd W, Fogleman A, Luckey G. "Rural Measures and Cancer Disparities Studies: Elucidating Intra-Rural Differences and Future Avenues for Research". Poster Presentation at the Rural Cancer Control: Challenges and Opportunities. May 4, 2017. Memphis, TN.

Colditz G, James A, Jenkins WD, Steward D, Izadi S, Fogleman A, Brard L. "Addressing Rural Cancer Health Disparities: A Siteman-SIUSM Partnership". Poster Presentation at the Rural Cancer Control: Challenges and Opportunities. May 4, 2017. Memphis, TN.

Buckley EJ, Zahnd W, Rea D, Mellinger JD, Ganai S. "Impact of Time to Surgery on Rural-Urban Disparities in Breast Cancer". Poster Presentation at the Society for Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium. March 15, 2017. Seattle, WA.

McDow A, Zahnd WE, Angelos P, Lanzotti N, Mellinger JD, Ganai S. "Impact of Endocrinologist and Surgeon Density on Thyroid Cancer Survival". Oral Presentation at the 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. February 7, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.

Sturm EC, Zahnd WE, Mellinger JD, Ganai S. "National Trends in Surgical Decision-Making for Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer". Oral Presentation at the 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. February 7, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.

Sturm EC, Zahnd WE, Mellinger JD, Ganai S. "National Trends in Local Excision and Esophagectomy for c1TN0 Esophageal Cancer". Poster Presentation at the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. January 19, 2017. San Francisco, CA.

Javadi P, Sharma A, Zahnd W, Jenkins WD. "Disparities in the Epidemiology of Oral Cavity and Pharyngeal Cancers". Poster Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. October 29, 2016. Denver, CO.

 

Policy

Vohra SS. "Obamacare After Obama: The Future of the US Health Care at a Crossroads". Moderator at the 18th Annual SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute. May 19, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Pointer C. "Duke Family Medicine Grand Rounds". Oral Presentation at Duke University. April 25, 2017. Durham, NC.

Vohra SS, Pointer C. Panelists at the SIU Medicine Affordable Care Act Forum. April 7, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Pointer C, Vohra SS. "Medical Legal Partnerships and Population Health". Oral Presentation at the SIU GME Medical/Legal Universal Issues Session. April 3, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS. "Citizen Action to Change Health Care". Oral Presentation at SIUSM Brown Bag Discussion. October 13, 2016. Springfield, IL.

 


Department Informational

Vohra S, Westrick H. Building a Regional Infrastructure to Research and Improve Rural Population Health Outcomes. Oral Presentation at American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting. November 13, 2018. San Diego, CA

Westrick H, Brown R, Fogleman A, Albers T. "Innovating Illinois Communities - Regional Approaches to Population Health". Panel Presentation at IPHA 77th Annual Conference: Public Health Proud. September 5, 2018. Normal, IL.

Westrick H, Fogleman A, Rodriguez C, Albers T. "Building Healthy Illinois Rural Communities – Regional Approaches to Population Health". Panel Presentation at 2018 Illinois Rural Health Association 29th Annual Educational Conference. August 8, 2018. Champaign, IL.

Westrick H. "Building Rural Community Coalitions to Improve Population Health". Roundtable presentation at the Rotary Downtown Club Meeting. December 11, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Westrick H. "Building Rural Community Coalitions to Improve Population Health". Roundtable presentation at the Rotary Midtown Club Meeting. December 5, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra S, Westrick H. "Building Rural Community Coalitions to Improve Population Health". Roundtable presentation at Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health. IPHI. December 1, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Westrick, H. "Changing Landscape of Rural Health". Oral presentation at the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations Meeting. August 11, 2017. Galesburg, IL.

Vohra SS. "Brief Remarks at SIU Medicine's ORP Canton Office". Oral Presentation at the Ribbon Cutting for ORP's Canton Office. July 20, 2017. Canton, IL.

Vohra SS. "Medicine’s Next Great Challenge: Improving the Health of Vulnerable Populations". Oral Presentation at the Rotary South Club Meeting. July 13, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS. "A New Era in Medicine: Innovation and Technological Advances to Improve the Health of Vulnerable Populations". Oral Presentation at the Edgar Fellow Reunion Dinner. May 16, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS. "Building Community Coalitions to Address Health Disparities". Keynote Address at WIU Minority Health Month. April 25, 2017. Macomb, IL.

Vohra SS. "The Office of Population Science and Policy". Oral Presentation at the Southern Illinois University Alumni Board of Governor's Annual Meeting. April 24, 2017. Springfield, IL.

 

Other Health Related Presentations

Rodriguez C, Jenkins WD, Mathis B. Evaluation of the CDC DASH 1308 program from the student perspective – Peoria County Public School District, IL. Oral presentation at American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting. November 13, 2018. San Diego, CA.

Zahnd W, Thomas A, Crawford C, Capizzi J, Jenkins W, Pho MT. Utilization of Spatial Methods to Address the Rural Opioid Syndemic in a multi-site study. Panel presentation at the 2018 Addiction Health Services Research Conference.  October 17-19, 2018. Savannah, GA.

Vohra S, Garcia Norlander M, Ansell D, Davis M. "Population Health Management: Justice, Access, and Financial Implications". Panel Presentation at Illinois Hospital Association Leadership Summit 2018. September 25, 2018. Lombard, IL.

Vohra S. "Precision Population Health: Ethical Challenges of Big Data in Health Care". Invited Presentation at University of Illinois at Chicago Ethics and Jurisprudence Week. September 24, 2018. Chicago, IL.

Vohra S. "A Doctor's Role in Society". Oral Presentation at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine MS1 Orientation. August 8, 2018. Carbondale, IL.

Vohra S. "Addressing Rural Health Disparities: Illinois' Next Great Challenge". Oral Presentation at Illinois Rural Health Summit. August 7, 2018. Springfield, IL.

Koehler J, El-Amin W. "I Don't Want You as My Doctor: Experiences of Patient Bias". Fourteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 16-19, 2018. Champaign, IL.

Vohra S, Pointer C, Koehler J. "Building Community Coalitions to Research and Improve Rural Population Health Outcomes". Workshop at Beyond Flexner 2018 Conference. April 9, 2018. Atlanta, GA.

Vohra S, Westrick H. "Building Healthy Illinois Rural Communities: Regional Approaches to Population Health". Poster Presentation at Association of Community Health Improvement 2018 National Conference. March 14, 2018. Atlanta, GA.

Jenkins W. "Landscapes of Dependence: The American Opioid Crisis and Built Environment". Workshop at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. March 12, 2018. Champaign, IL.

Vohra S, Westrick H. "Building Healthy Illinois Futures". Invited Presentation at Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations Meeting. March 2, 2018. Chicago, IL.

Hoerth K, Eyre H, Shaman J, Koeppler K, Vohra S. "The Promise and Perils of Precision Medicine". Webinar for American College of Healthcare Executives. Febraury 22, 2018.

Crumly D, Amerson N." Using Community Health Needs Assessments to Investigate Asthma Health Priorities". Poster presentation at Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health. IPHI. Chicago, IL.

Vohra S. "Building the Infrastructure for a Health Rural Illinois". Oral Presentation at the Rural Partners Advisory Board Meeting. November 14, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra S. "Social Determinants of Health and Community-Based Interventions". Webinar for University of Illinois Extension Office. November 16, 2017.

Westrick H. "Building Rural Community Coalitions to Improve Population Health". Breakout session at the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Annual Conference. November 15, 2017. Champaign, IL.

Caffrey A, Pointer C, Luz K,  Vohra S, Harrington C. "Improving a Neighborhood's Culture of Health: The Sangamon County Interdisciplinary Pediatric Asthma Program". Roundtable at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo. November 7, 2017. Atlanta, GA.

Vohra, S. "Addressing Rural Health Disparities Part II:  Population and Community Based Approaches." Oral presentation at Carle Foundation Day. November 2, 2017. Champaign, IL.

Vohra, S. "Addressing Rural Health Disparities Part I:  Rural America’s Health Challenges." Oral presentation at Carle Foundation Day. November 2, 2017. Champaign, IL.

Vohra S. "Partnering to Achieve a Healthier Central and Southern Illinois". Oral Presentation at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative. October 23, 2017. Lincoln, IL.

Crumly, D. "Illinois Asthma Program: Community Health Needs Assessment Findings". Webinar. September 22, 2017.

Vohra, S. "Health Care’s Next Great Challenge:  Addressing the Health of Vulnerable Populations". Oral presentation at the Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting. August 23, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Vohra SS, Westrick H. "Social Determinants of Health: A Community Presentation". Oral Presentation at John A Logan Community College. May 17, 2017. Quincy, IL

Vohra SS. "Addressing Health Disparities: A Population's Health Approach". Oral Presentation at Blessing Hospital Continuing Medical Education. May 17, 2017. Quincy, IL.

Zahnd W. "Using ACS Data in Health Research". Roundtable at the 2017 American Community Survey Data Users Conference. May 11 - 12, 2017. Arlington, VA.

Osiecki K, Jenkins W, Mueller-Luckey G, Zahnd W, Crumly D, Fogleman ARodriguez C. "Rural Environmental and Health Disparity Measures: Are Rural Areas Inaccurately Portrayed and Under Represented by Current Indices?". Poster Presentation at the Population Association of America 2017 Annual Meeting. April 27, 2017. Chicago, IL.

Zahnd W. "Radon Testing Patterns in IL and Implications for Public Health and Medical Practice". Brown Bag Lunch Series. January 27, 2017. Springfield, IL.

 

STI's

Jenkins WD, Rodriguez C. Rates of Syphilis by Level of Rurality - United States, 2000-2015. Poster Presentation at the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association 2018 STD Prevention Conference. August 29, 2018. Washington, D.C.

Jenkins WD. "Injection Drug Use and Infectious Disease: Collaborations and Data to Reduce Transmission". Oral Presentation at SIU SOM/UIS Research Colloquium. November 17, 2017. Springfield, IL.

Barger A, Rodriguez CA, Pearson WS, Crumly D, Jenkins WD. "Sexually Transmitted Disease Disparities among Delta Region States". Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual meeting and Expo. November 8, 2017. Atlanta, GA.