Department Presentations

Grand Rounds

Presenter: Cornell Wright, MPA, Executive Director, NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Title: What Do We Mean by Health Equity?

Date: January 12, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Justin Moore
Title: Community-based Approaches to Promote Physical Activity in Youth: Lost in Translation (pdf)

Presenter: Dr. Kristina Simeonsson
Title: An Ounce of Prevention in the Medical School Curriculum (pdf)

Presenter: Dr. Gene Matthews
Title: Public Health in the Kill Zone: Restructuring of Local Public Health Agencies (pdf)

Presenter: Dr. Gary Kreps
Title: Communication and the Continuum of Care: A Mandate for Health Communication Scholarship (pdf)

Presenter: Dr. Greg Kearney
Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Efforts towards Building National Environmental Public Health Surveillance Network (pdf)

Presenter: Dr. Eric Bailey
Title: Establishing Our Mission: An Assessment of CDC's Medical Colleges and Universities Roundtable (pdf)

Faculty Presentations

Presenters: Cummings DM, Lutes L, Littlewood K, Dinatale E, Hambidge B, Schulman K, Vines L
Title: Regimen Related Distress, Medication Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conference: American Diabetes Association, Annual Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL, June 20, 2013

Presenters: Whetstone LM, Gilbird AN, Cummings DM, Hodgson JL, Russo DC
Title: Perception, self-efficacy, and knowledge of integrated care among health care providers. A mixed-method assessment.
Conference: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD May 1-5, 2013

Presenters: Keyserling T, Cummings DM
Title: Lifestyle Change and High Blood Pressure Studies in the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project: Baseline results
Conference: Annual meeting of the NIH Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities, Boston, MA 04/30/2013-05/02/2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Medication Adherence and Stroke/TIA Risk in Treated Hypertensives
Conference: The Eastern NC Stroke Conference, Greenville, NC, April 26, 2013

Presenters: Williamson, S. Quinn, K. Dinatale, E. Vines, L. Rose-Gilbert, D. Hambidge, B., Littlewood, K., Lutes, L., Cummings, D.M
Title: Utilizing a Single-Session Medication Adherence Intervention to Improve Disease Management Among African American Women with Diabetes
Conference: East Carolina University, Research and Creative Activity Week, April 8-12, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Halladay J, Donahue K, Tillman J
Title: Reducing disparities in hypertension control: The health coach as a key team member in the Heart Healthy Lenoir project
Conference: NC Network Consortium Practice Based Research Network Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 13, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM
Title: Medication Adherence in Chronic CV Disease. Recorded for the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Noon Conference Series for Primary Care and Public Health
Conference: Webinar presentation March 27, 2013

Presenters: Littlewood K, DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Lutes L, Cummings DM
Title: Community/Campus Partnerships as a Vehicle to Reduce Health Disparities: EMPOWER Diabetes Maintenance and Social Support
Conference: Jean Mills Symposium on Health Disparities, Greenville, NC, March 2013

Presenters: DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Cummings DM
Title: The EMPOWER Program: Utilizing a Small Changes Community-based Treatment Approach for Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Conference: Together on Diabetes Annual Summit Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 27, 2013

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Inadequate Medication Adherence: Causes, Consequences, and Challenges: The REGARDS Study
Conference: Research Seminar, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health, January 2013

Presenters: Whetstone LM, Gilbird AN, Cummings DM
Title: Provider perception, self-efficacy and knowledge of integrated care: A mixed-method baseline assessment
Conference: North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 3-6, 2012

Presenters: Cummings DM, Letter AJ, Howard G, Howard VJ, Safford M, Prince V, Muntner P
Title: Medication Adherence and Stroke/TIA Risk in Treated Hypertensives: Results from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
Conference: The Southeastern Stroke belt Consortium Meeting. Orlando, FL, October 26-27, 2012

Presenters: DiNatale E, Hambidge B, Lutes L, Littlewood K, Cummings DM
Title: Utilizing a Small Changes Community-based Weight Loss Approach for Rural African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes: Design and Rationale, American Diabetes Association
Conference: 5th Annual Disparities Conference, Washington DC, Oct 22-23, 2012

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nutrition Center Seminar Series (Invited Guest Speaker), "Disparities in early nutrition and obesity"
Conference: Philadelphia, PA Oct 23, 2013

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: ECU Brody School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Cancer Epidemiology (Guest Lecture), "Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology"
Conference: Oct 16, 2013

Presenters: Kim, J
Title: Health Issues of children with special health care needs-findings from national surveys, APHA meeting (Oral Presentation), "Prevalence of Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Obesity among US Children by the Type of Special Health Care Needs"
Conference: October 2012

Presenters: Kim J, Livingston J, Newton, Bray E, Jackson S, Shah S, Fout J, Chagarlamudi H, Heintz H, Vang K
Title: Early Management of Pregnancy Outcomes and Wellness by Enhancing Resources (EMPOWER) Projects: Healthy Moms Study, Brody Research Awareness and Information Days (BRAIDS)
Conference: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Oct 28-29, 2013

Presenters: Kim J, Jackson N, Schäfer Elinder L, Singhru D, Olsson L, Bremberg S, Kim K
Title: A case study: Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments of Public Childcare Centers in Korea, Sweden, and US
Conference: Boston, MA. EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Kim H, Kim J
Title: Association between food purchases and breastfeeding status of low-income families in women, infants and children (WIC)
Conference: Boston, MA. EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Kim H, Kim J
Title: The role of awareness and medication on health behaviors among individuals with hypertension
Conference: Boston, MA EB meeting April, 2013

Presenters: Mwachofi , AK
Title: An Examination of differences in pregnancy outcomes for women with and without disabilities
Conference: ECU Economics Department Seminar Series November 1, 2013

Presenters: Burns CF, Miller MJ, Harrison DL, Smith MJ, Mwachofi AK, Lloyd AE
Title: Concordance with Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Variations by Community Health Center and Private Physician Practices
Conference: 2013 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD

Presenters: Mwachofi, AK, & Broyle R
Title: Household Gender-Structure and Mental Health
Conference: BRFSS Annual Conference, CDC Atlanta Georgia March 2013

Presenters: Jilcott, S. B., West, S., Weddell, M., Whetstone, L., Smith, T., L M Thayer, T Keyserling, A Ammerman.
Title: Qualitative Examination of Rural Stakeholders' Perceptions of Active Living and Healthy Eating Obesity Prevention Policies
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: Jilcott Pitts, S. B., Keyserling, T., Ammerman, A., Garcia, B., Johnston, L., Tosha Smith, Ziya Gizlice
Title: Racial differences between perceptions of environmental and policy factors related to healthy behaviors among rural at-risk residents of eastern North Carolina
Conference: 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

Presenters: Smith, T. W., Jilcott Pitts, S. B., Garcia, B., Keyserling, T., & Ammerman, A.
Title: Associations between Perceived Neighborhood-level Barriers to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity and Diet Quality, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index (BMI) among Rural Adults in North Carolina
Conference: 2013 Annual Meeting of the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities, Boston, Massachusetts

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Whestone, L., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Examining winnability of obesity prevention policy change among local stakeholders in 100 North Carolina counties
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Jilcott Pitts, S., Whetstone, L., & Batista, R.
Title: Is positioning for community health a good strategy for Parks and Recreation?
Conference: National Recreation and Park Association Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, Texas

Presenters: West, S., Weddell, M., Whestone, L., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Examining winnability of obesity prevention policy change among local stakeholders in 100 North Carolina counties
Conference: Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, California

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., *Tucker, A., Lea, S., **Chapell, C., **Caldwell, J., **Brock, J., **Belflower-Thomas, A., **Earley, B.
Title: Community perceptions of the implementation and results of the local public health system assessment in three rural North Carolina counties. Poster presentation
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013

Presenters: **Bridger, C., Winterbauer, N.L., **Harris, G., Lovelace, K., **Harrison, L. Cilenti, D. **Thomas, A. Schenck, A.
Title: Identifying what’s important and what’s do-able in North Carolina Public Health Practice-Based Research
Conference: Roundtable Discussion: NCPHA Annual Education Conference Conference. Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Tucker-McLaughlin, M., Jones, K., Rafferty, A., Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: How are NC Counties Using the County Health Rankings?
Conference: Paper presentation: NCPHA Annual Education Conference. Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Cilenti, D. Grant, D., Harrison, L., Orton, S., Tucker, A., Winterbauer, N.L., Wood, B.
Title: Defining NCPHA’s Role in Leadership Development.
Conference: Roundtable Discussion: NCPHA Annual Education Conference Conference Asheville, NC, September 18-20, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: Session Organizer: Exploring Engagement in Academic – Practice Partnerships in PHSSR. Panel proposal
Conference: Keeneland Conference, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., Myers, C.
Title: Pracademics as Culture Brokers in Practice-Based Participatory Research. Paper presentation
Conference: Keeneland Conference for Public Health Systems and Services Research, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: VanRaemdonck, L. Bekemeier, B., Hoover, A., Winterbauer, N.L.
Title: Are the Principles of Partnership for Community-Based Participatory Research Useful for Practice-Based Participatory Research? Paper presentation
Conference: Keeneland Conference for Public Health Systems and Services Research, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, April 8 – 11, 2013

Presenters: Winterbauer, N.L., Bekemeier, B. VanRaemdonck, L., Hoover, A.
Title: Putting the Practice in Practice-Based Participatory Research with Academic-Practice Partnerships. Sharing Session.
Conference: NACCHO Annual Conference. Dallas, TX, July 10 – 12, 2013

Student Presentations

Presenters: Demarest CL, Jilcott Pitts SB, Ellis C, Dortche CJ.
Title: Associations between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, and Body Mass Index among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants in Pitt County, North Carolina.
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: Mayo ML, Jilcott Pitts SB
Title: Examining associations between county and municipality zoning ordinances and access to fruit and vegetable outlets in rural North Carolina
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: McGuirt, J., Ward, R., Bullock, S., & Jilcott Pitts, S. B.
Title: Farmers' Market Use among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Eastern and Western North Carolina
Conference: 2013 Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Conference, "Toward Sustainable Foodscapes and Landscapes", Landsing, Michigan

Presenters: McGuirt JT, Jilcott Pitts SB, Ward RK, Crawford T, Keyserling TC, Ammerman AS
Title: Examining the Influence of Price and Accessibility on Willingness to Shop at Farmers' Markets Among Low-income Eastern North Carolina Women
Conference: North Carolina Public Health Association, Asheville, NC

Presenters: Ronay A, Sisneros J, Majette N, Cavallo D, Vu M, Johnston L, Jilcott Pitts SB, Keyserling TC
Title: The experience of using Facebook as part of a multi-component weight-loss intervention among underserved women of reproductive-age in Pitt County, eastern North Carolina: The conundrum of engaging a hard-to-reach group
Conference: Jean Mills Health Disparities Symposium, Greenville, North Carolina

Presenters: *Tucker, A., Winterbauer, N.L., **Thomas, A., **Willingham, L
Title: An intermediary outcome evaluation of Dare County, North Carolina's "Peer Power" program
Conference: Paper presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013