MCH/CYF Practicums

MCH/CYF Practicums

2014-2015

Prospective Evaluation of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free Public Housing Policy in a Multi-State Setting

The Greater Boston Food Bank: “Hunger-Free Massachusetts” and a Role in Advocacy/Policy

Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility in the Dietary Supplement Industry

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment Afghan Refugee Women in Tehran and Fars Provinces in Iran

HIV Prevention in LGBTQ Youth Through Theater-Based Education

Adolescents’ Attitudes towards Smartphone Application for Health Behaviors Change: A Qualitative Study

Pilot Implementation of a Depression Curriculum in a Boston High School Classroom

Development of educational materials for patients with Down Syndrome and their families in order to promote health literacy and education about the diagnosis and management of Down Syndrome

 2013-2014 

Quality Improvement and Patient/Family Education for Children Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition (Children’s Hospital)

The White Ribbon Campaign: Advocacy and Education of Men Regarding Domestic Violence (Jane Doe, Inc.)

Health Coaching for Child Obesity Management: A Qualitative Study on Family Perceptions (Children’s Hospital)

Trauma Informed Care (Children’s Services of Roxbury)

Development of an Assessment Tool for Adolescent Dating Violence (Boston Medical Center)

Evaluation of an Educational Intervention for Parents to Improve Teen Driving Safety (HSPH)

Increasing Health Expenditures and Improving Health Outcomes through Economic Interventions for Farmers: A Qualitative Study of Mothers and Families in rural Western Kenya (Innovations for Policy Action)

Development of a Farm to School Curriculum for 4th and 5th Grade Students – (Somerville Public Schools and Groundworks)

 2012-2013

The Medical Home at Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain Ma, students worked on a project related to Teen Pregnancy and integration of adolescent care.

Under the direction of a Principal Investigator at Children’s Hospital in Boston Ma, work was done on a Quality Improvement project to develop a measure to predict/detect agitation in a pediatric inpatient and emergency room setting.

At the Boston Public Health Commission located in Boston Ma, students worked on an extensive program evaluation of the health commission’s school based clinics.

In both South Korea and Chile students worked with the STRIPED program to develop strategic initiatives for screening and treatment of eating disorders.

Work was done on a program evaluation tool for an educational intervention to raise awareness of trafficking (primarily focused on women and young girls) in health care settings.

A student did a policy analysis of dental care, which focused on expanding the license and capacity of dental hygienists to deliver care to underserved populations. This project did not specifically focus on MCH populations by design, but in fact ended up evaluating and making recommendations that were MCH-related because children and adolescents, particularly low income children and adolescents, are undeserved in this particular area.

2011-2012 

Division of Global Public Health, University of California-San Diego, CA. Conducted a gap analysis and aided in the development of a sexual health and safety program for African AmericanAdolescents in a low-income housing community. Performed anin-depth literature review and developed a manuscript of cross-border sextrafficking in Russia and its neighboring countries.

Brigham and Women’s Hospiptal, Division of Women’s Health-Boston, MA. Data abstraction on a chart review looking at pregnancies from 2006-2011 in which there were diagnoses of fetal anomalies and subsequent terminations between 17 weeks and 24 weeks gestation. Project is trying to find out what predicts women’s method of termination choice (Induction or Dilation and Extraction) and are examining a number of social/demographic/mental health/reproductive health variables, as well as partner variables, in pursuit of this question.

UNAIDS-Caracas, Venezuela. In an effort to help create synergies with the private sector, developed an asset map of all the corporations and foundations within Caracas that invest in health related initiatives through corporate social responsibility. Designed promotional materials, such as a brochure and slideshow presentation, that highlight the importance of private sector investment in HIV/AIDS prevention and maternal and child health in Venezuela.

Health Resources in Action -Boston, MA. Participated in curriculum development, program implementation, and program evaluation for the Healthy Girls, Healthy Women peer leadership health promotion program.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University-Cambridge, MA. Interviewed experts to assess the state of the knowledge on early childhood contributors to lifelong health, and helped identify areas of the early childhood field that are ripe for innovation. Helped plan and implement a series of interactive webinars for practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and philanthropists dedicated to catalyzing breakthrough impacts in the field of early childhood development.

Body Image Community Indicators Mapping Project-Boston, MA. In this practicum, the student developed skills and expertise related to conducting scientifically rigorous and innovative community indicators assessment and mapping while focusing on a topic area of critical importance for adolescent health and development.

Reproductive Health Educational Materials for Dominican Immigrants-Martha May Eloit Clinic, Boston, MA. This practicum project involved researching and writing Spanish-language patient education materials aimed at low-literacy parents and also young adults. Click here for abstract.

Engaging Fathers-Institute for Community Health, Cambridge, MA. This practicum involved data collection to lead to better informed community initiatives to promote responsible fatherhood in this community. Click here for abstract.

Database and Evaluation of the PREP Clinic Programs-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Complete and maintain a database of our patients and their outcomes and to assist with the design and conduct of evaluation studies of the effectiveness of our clinic interventions

Family Leadership Curriculum Development-MA Department of Public Health, Boston, MA. Engage families as full partners in the development of policies and the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs.

Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs)-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. THis practicum involved developing SAS programming for testing format library and assisting biostatisticians.

CHPCC “No-Show” Survey Analysis-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Assisting biostatisticians with no-show appointment surveys at the hospital’s Primary Care Clinic.

SCAMPs Operational-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Assisting and developing the Critical Care Unit’s Asthma SCAMPs algorithm.

Pain Management in Emergency Department (ED)-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Developing a driver diagram and process map for pain management in the ED.

MICU Asthma SCAMPs-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Assisted in the development of SCAMP algorithm and testing the feasibility of obtaining parameters specific to asthma SCAMPs within medical records.

Diabetes Depression Screening-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Developing abstraction form for screening depression. Click here for abstract.

Low Bone Density Fractures-Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Developing a database of all inpatient fractures and analyzing risk factors.

2010-2011 

Obesity Prevention Program-Boston, MA

Mobile Youth Survey-University of Alabama

Boston Public Schools and Wellness – K-12 Health Education initiatives

Mass School Based Health Center Coalition – Advocacy/program development –
school-based sex education and reproductive health services

Codman Square HC and Charter School – Coaches project – training coaches as role
models for male adolescents’ life skills

Harvard Tobacco Control Center – youth tobacco use in Nigeria
Codman Square Health Center – perinatal health programs – evaluation,
development of initiative focused on Haitian women

Revere Health Center – use of navigators for cervical cancer screening and
follow-up

Department of Mental Health – programs for Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders

Boston Public Health Commission – interventions to prevent pre-term labor

Boston Public Health Commission – evaluation of child mental health
interventions throughout Boston

Mass Eating Disorders Association – eating disorders in adolescent girls –
qualitative investigation of body image and attitudes towards eating

Cambridge Health Alliance – interventions for homeless adolescents

Bird Street community Center pre-K/K nutrition and healthy eating – intervention
and program evaluation

Children’s Hospital – QI initiatives

Children’s Hospital – qualitative investigation – use of long-acting
contraceptives among teenage girls

Children’s Hospital – implementation of an STI prevention intervention (national
study)

Kalmor Consulting Europe-Facilitation, preparation and co-authoring a book on “Women, Careers and Family in the European Context”.-the Netherlands

AIDS Action Committee of MA-Planning and implementing youth programming, applying theory and research to designing programs, and coordinating and collaborating with community partners.-Boston, MA

Program in American Indian Communtiy Health-American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance- Partner and collaborate with American Indian peoples, nations, communities, and organizations to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of American Indians throughout the U.S.-Kanasa City, KS

Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention-Participate in planning and development stages of a national initiative to prevent youth violence. Assist in the development of resources and tools to support communities in implementing youth violence prevention action. Assist in developing internal and external materials-Atlanta, GA