Critical Issues in Women's Health
Join us on April 21, 2021 for a webinar focused on violence against women. Click here to register!
Past Webinar recordings
Webinar: Adolescent Sexual Health and C-19
An interdisciplinary panel discussion on the risks and consequences of increased risky sexual behavior among adolescents during the pandemic Table of Contents: 00:00 - Welcome and Overview 03:29 - Dr. James Leone's Presentation 18:25 - Dr. Mollie Sherry's Presentation 31:34 - Ms. Sarah Swettberg's Presentation 44:18 - Q&A Session 55:30 - Closing Featured Panelists: James E. Leone, PhD, MPH, MS | James Leone is a Professor of Health at Bridgewater State University. His research interests and activities focus on developing effective health programming to improve health outcomes in underserved communities/populations. Mollie Sherry, LICSW, PhD | Mollie Sherry is a psychotherpaist with Atrius Health. She works with children of all ages, families, and adults. Her specialties include parent guidance, early childhood, children with sensory and executive functioning challenges, and those on the autism spectrum. Sarah Swettberg, EdM, MSN, FNP-BC | Sarah Swettberg works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Cambridge Health Alliance Teen Health Center at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She works in a school-based health clinic where she collaborates with school social workers, teachers, and other educators to positively impact the emotional, social, and physical health of young people. Program Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: - Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted sexual risk behaviors among adolescents. - Identify sexual risk behaviors that adolescents have engaged in during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Describe the changes in health outcomes among adolescents engaging in risky sexual behaviors during the COVID-9 Pandemic. Contact Dr. Michelle S. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Critical Issues in Women's Health Webinar | 2020 Highest Scoring Abstract Award Winners
Table of Contents: 00:00 - Welcome 00:25 - Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS 18:49 - Martha Grace Cromeens, JD, BSN, RN 29:58 - Marie Stoner, PhD 43:25 - Subasri Narasimhan, PhD 56:26 - Kecia L. Ellick, M.S., This is a recording of the APHA Women's Caucus webinar that was presented on December 16, 2020. The speaker's bios are below: Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS is Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine. She also is also Director of the Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a non-profit network of 55 universities in the region. She earned a PhD from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, an MHS from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in international development from UC Berkeley. Dr Withers is the editor of two books: Global Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Lifecourse, and Global Health Leadership: Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific. She also writes a blog on human trafficking on Psychology Today. Martha Grace Cromeens, JD, BSN, RN is an attorney, nurse, and a PhD candidate at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation and a Matthews Scholar. Her research interests focus on the intersection of women’s health, health equity, and health law. Her current research explores pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, and received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (F31NR018786), Sigma Theta Tau International, The American Nurses Foundation, and the Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation Dr. Stoner is a social and infectious disease epidemiologist at RTI International with an interest in the social determinants of reproductive and sexual health outcomes among adolescent populations. Specifically, she seeks to understand (1) pathways by which factors like violence, and poverty influence sexual health and (2) how create more effective intervention approaches in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. She combines epidemiologic methods with methods from other social science disciplines to explore these questions. Dr. Subasri Narasimhan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rollins School of Public Health at the Center for Reproductive Health in the Southeast. She employs mixed and multi-level methodology to study the impact of policy restrictions on reproductive health both in the Southeast and internationally. The work she is presenting today was generously funded by the Society for Family Planning's 2019 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning Award. Kecia L. Ellick, M.S., is a doctoral candidate in family science at the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Public Health. Her research interests center Black women and girls in the areas of sexual and reproductive health; health equity; public health policy; and psychosocial development. As a prevention educator, Kecia delivered evidence-based, dating violence prevention curricula to high school students; facilitated sexual assault prevention workshops for high school and college students; and provided awareness outreach to local communities through special events and activities. As a research assistant, Kecia has analyzed primary data collected during a medical home intervention for teen parent families; conducted systematic reviews and synthesis of research literature; designed, piloted, and implemented a qualitative research study; presented research findings at numerous local, regional, and national conferences; and has received several student research awards. She was also awarded a dissertation seed grant for her qualitative study on stress and coping among highly educated Black women. Kecia has worked on numerous research projects and possesses skills in research design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, qualitative interviewing, engaging with vulnerable and hard to reach populations, and disseminating research findings to a variety of stakeholders. Kecia is currently a project coordinator and field employee for the CDC Foundation working on projects related to reducing maternal mortality and is an adjunct instructor of psychology at Clayton State University. Prior to her doctorate studies, Kecia received B.A. degrees in psychology and sociology and an M.S. in applied developmental psychology.
Critical Issues in Women's Health Webinar 2
May 20, 2020
Featuring Ariella Messing and Dr. Rachel Fabi
*Recording not available**