60 Second Science:
Presentations by CPHI
Pilot Grant Recipients
Ian M. Bennett MD PhD, Assistant Professor, SOM
Stanton Wortham PhD, Professor, GSE
SNAPPS; The Survey of Norristown Area Preschool and
Pediatric Services
Community Based Participatory Research – Partnered with:
•Vulnerable Populations in Norristown (Latino & African American)
•Bridging Barriers Between Education and Health Services
•Qualitative Formative Research
•Families, Providers, and Social Service Agencies
•A Bilingual Guide to Services in the Norristown Area
•Conversations Across Education and Pediatric Care Domains
•Funding: CPHI, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, & W.T. Grant Foundation
WEEYL (Working to Educate and Empower Youth for
Community Partners:
Francis Drake – Neighborhood Youth Achievement Program,
Nichet Sykes – Women Organized Against Rape,
Edwin Desamour – Men in Motion in the Community
Craig Santoro – WHYY Learning Lab
Content Partners:
Institute for Safe Families, Women Organized Against Rape, the
Philadelphia Department of Human Services, the Philadelphia Mayor’s
Office of Community Services Fatherhood Initiative, and the Philadelphia
Department of Public Health, through the Division of Maternal, Child, and
Family Health
Academic Partners:
Peter F. Cronholm - Department of Family Medicine and Community
Health (DFMCH)
Frances K. Barg - DFMCH and Department of Anthropology
Christine M. Forke - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
and the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Policy Lab, Department of
Pediatrics, CHOP
Jeffrey Draine - School of Social Policy and Practice and Center for
Mental Health Policy and Services Research
Christine Forke, MSN, CRNP, PhD Student, Penn CCEB
Joel Fein, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Penn/CHOP
Developing Adolescent RADAR to Screen for
Adolescent Dating Violence (ADV)
• Partner violence can result in serious injury
• No standard screening criteria to assess for ADV
• Objective: develop brief screening tool for ADV (Adolescent RADAR)
• Methods: modified Delphi, web-based survey, national experts
PI: Amy Hillier, PhD, PennDesign
Co-PI: Jacqueline McLaughlin, RD, MPH Program
Co-I: Carolyn C. Cannuscio, ScD, Family Medicin
Co-I: Allison Karpyn, PhD, The Food Trust
Co-I: Mariana Chilton, PhD, Drexel University
The Impact of WIC Food Package Changes on Access to Healthful
Foods in Two Low-income Neighborhoods
*Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research Program (Grant # 66953)
Sara Ansell
Jana Hirsch Josephine Karianjahi Laurel Johnson Marina Bernal
Amy Bastianelli Linda Kilby (WIC)
mHealth in Botswana
Carrie Kovarik, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases, University
of Pennsylvania
Mobile telemedicine subspecialties:
dermatology, oral medicine, radiology
Mobile cervical cancer screening
TB contact tracing
Pubmed and clinical guideline SMS
text query
Malaria case reporting
Giang T. Nguyen, MD MPH MSCE (Family Medicine & Community Health)
Frances K. Barg, PhD (Anthropology and Family Medicine)
Mai Nhung Le, DrPH MPH (San Francisco State U., Asian American Studies)
Roxanna Bautisa, MPH CHES (API National Cancer Survivors Network)
Fidelia Butt, MD (Asian American Cancer Support Network)
Unmet Needs of Asian & Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors
• Describe the unmet psychosocial needs of a national sample of Asian
American and Pacific Islander cancer survivors, using a CBPR approach.
• Identify demographic characteristics that can predict higher or lower
likelihood of having unmet psychosocial needs among Asian American and Pacific Islander cancer
• Determined priority areas w/input from the National Advisory Council of the APINCSN
• Survey development based on priority areas; paper survey and a secure online interface
• All major decisions are done collaboratively  marketing/recruitment/data collection in progress
• IRB approval at Penn & SFSU
NEXT STEPS: translations into Vietnamese, Chinese
James D. Park, MD MPH, Fellow, General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
David A. Asch, MD MBA, Robert D. Eilers Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Public Opinion About Paying People to Quit Smoking
Financial incentives (FI) are effective in achieving tobacco cessation
but remain controversial in their use
• RCT using experimental survey design, comparing support for a
“treatment,” medication, or financial incentive for tobacco cessation
• 1,092 surveys collected at transportation depots in Philadelphia
• No statistical difference in rate of support among 3 treatment types
• Predictors of FI support: Current smoker, age, (internal LOC)
• Significance: No disfavor towards the use of financial incentives,
versus medications or generic treatment for tobacco cessation.
Certain subgroups favor support of financial incentives.
Co-PI: Jennifer Cohn, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-PI: Mark Pauly, PhD, Professor, Wharton School
Research Assistants: Laura Sander, MD (PGY3 Internal Medicine) and David Holtzman, MD (PGY3 Med-Peds)
Study of Time Savings Realized Through Task Shifting to
Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Kenyan Health Facilities
•Kenya faces a severe health worker shortage
•We aim to determine the time value of CHWs to health facilities and to
determine the components of essential CHW service and its associated
•Data collection: 7 sites, 1-2 facilities per site
• 1) Interview 2-3 CHWs and 1-2 health care providers per site
• 2) CHW to fill out task and supply diaries for 14 consecutive days
•Preliminary data
What are the benefits and challenges of using a universityschool partnership to implement a socialized recess that is
mutually beneficial to both partners?
Principal Investigators:
Matthew Hartley, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania
Caroline Watts, Ed. D., Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania
Mary Summers, M.A., M.S., Senior Fellow, Fox Leadership Program; Lecturer,
Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Leff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Stella Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., Research Associate,Division of Biobehavioral and
Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Domenic Vitiello, Jeane Ann Grisso, & Michael Nairn
Innovative Methods to Evaluate
Impacts of Urban Community Gardens
•31,000 lbs summer vegetables
•140,000 servings
•3x day x3months x508 people
•23,000 lbs summer vegetables
•100,000 servings
•3x day x3months x375 people
* 2009 yields very low
•All gardens share harvest
with neighbors, family,
•Networks of social support
•Impacts beyond food
Doug Wiebe PhD,1 Rose Cheney PhD,1 Beth Ellis Ohr PsyD,1
Meghan Marsac PhD,2 Howard Rosenberg DDS3, Julie James,4 Yu Gao,5 Students3
of Medicine
of Dentistry
Measuring & Enhancing Stress Resilience in Youth in Dental Clinic Settings
Heart rate
• Promoting oral health is an important, yet often neglected area of public health practice.
• Stress may negatively impact children’s oral health and contribute to health disparities.
- stress during dentist visit can increase blood pressure; have long term consequences.
- stress experienced chronically from neighborhood violence may reduce coping ability.
• Pilot study - identify stressors experienced during routine dentist visit.
- piloting measure of stress responses during routine dentist visit.
- gain insight into history of stress exposure and vulnerability.
- pilot deep breathing brief intervention.
Charmaine Wright MD, Assistant Professor
Marjie Mogul PhD, Research Director Maternity Care Coalition
Pregnancy Weight Management Study
• Maternal obesitypoor maternal-child health outcomes
• Few interventions decrease rates of excessive pregnancy weight
gain or postpartum weight retention.
• Psychosocial predictors of maternal obesity: self-efficacy, weight
locus of control, & perinatal depression
• We now propose a 4-component intervention: motivational
appeals, environmental aids, peer & task-oriented support.
• We completed 3 focus groups to write the text messages we will
use during the intervention.
• We start pilot enrollment January 1, 2011.

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