Academics


Department of Population Health Sciences

The Department of Population Health Sciences was formed in 2016, and it supports the B.S. in Public Health and the M.S. in Health Outcomes and Informatics.

To help support the Department and its plans for growth, the College renovated existing space on the Albany Campus to build a Research and Data Center. The multi-purpose space serves as a classroom, computer lab, study area, and a place for meetings, presentations, and informal activities. It includes a variety of seating configurations and several flat screen monitors that can wirelessly display content from a range of devices.

The Department's core faculty are supplemented by faculty with joint appointments from the Departments of Pharmacy Practice; Humanities and Communication; and Basic and Clinical Sciences. The resulting inter-school and inter-disciplinary collaborations are helping advance teaching and research at the College and ultimately enriching the academic experiences of students across all programs.

Departmental Faculty

 

2016 scholarly activity report

The activities listed below are by members of the Department of Population Health Sciences and span the period from January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.

publications

Allison M. Burton-Chase
Burton-Chase AM, Parker WM, Hennig K, Sisson F, Bruzzone L. The use of social media to recruit participants with rare conditions: Lynch syndrome as an example. JMIR Research Protocols (in press).

Katz LH, Burton-Chase AM, Advani S, Fellman F, Polivka KM, Ying Y, Lynch PM, Pande M, Peterson SK. Screening adherence and cancer risk perceptions in family members of colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Familial Cancer (in press).

Silvera SAN, Burton-Chase AM, Phillips L, Thompson CL, Stolley M, Chang S. Creating and managing a work/life balance as a junior investigator in the academic environment – A report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology’s Junior Members Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (in press).

Burton-Chase AM, Kwak J, Hennig K, Haley WE. Elder Caregiving. In Reference Module of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. New York: Elsevier (in press).

Rogith D, Yusuf RA, Hovick SR, Fellman BM, Peterson SK, Burton-Chase AM, Li Y, Bernsam EV, Meric-Bernstam F. (2016) Patient knowledge and Information seeking about personalized cancer therapy. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 88; 52-57.

Katz LH, Burton-Chase AM, Advani S, Fellman F, Polivka K, Ying Y, Lynch PM, Pande M, Peterson SK. (2016) Screening adherence and cancer risk perceptions in colorectal cancer survivors with Lynch-like syndrome. Clinical Genetics, 89 (3); 392-398.

Wendy Parker
Polimeni JM, Iorgulescu RI, Almalki A, Albu L, Parker WM, Chandrasekara R. (2016) Assessment of Macro-level Socioeconomic Factors that Impact Waterborne Diseases: The Case of Jordan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(12):1181. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13121181.

Parker WM, Ferreira K, Vernon L, Cardone KE. (2016) The Delicate Balance of Keeping It All Together: Using Social Capital to Manage Multiple Medications for Patients on Dialysis. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, S1551-7411(16)30312-6. PMID: 27567742 DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.07.008.

Campo-Engelstein L, Santacrose LB, Master Z, Parker WM. (2016) Bad Moms and Blameless Dads: The Portrayal of Maternal and Paternal Age and Preconception Harm in U.S. Newspapers. American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics, 7(1): 56-63. DOI:10.1080/23294515.2015.1053007.

presentations

Allison M. Burton-Chase
Hennig K, Chu R, DeCoster B, LeBorgne A, Parker WM, Campo-Engelstein L, Burton-Chase, AM. The impact of care coordination on provider satisfaction in Lynch syndrome survivors and previvors. Poster presented at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Student Summer Research Award Day, Albany, NY, November 2016.

Burton-Chase AM, Hennig K, LeBorgne A, Chu R, Campo-Engelstein L, Parker WM. The impact of care coordination on provider satisfaction in Lynch syndrome survivors and previvors. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Seattle, WA, October 2016.

Hennig K, Chu R, DeCoster B, LeBorgne A, Parker WM, Campo-Engelstein L, Burton-Chase AM. The impact of care coordination on provider satisfaction in Lynch syndrome survivors and previvors. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC), Seattle, WA, October 2016.

Chikermane S, Polimeni J, Burton-Chase AM, Chandrasekara R, O’Grady T. Effects of education and other socioeconomic variables on HIV seroprevalence in Russia, India, South Africa, and the United States of America. Poster presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics Research (ISPOR), Washington, DC, May 2016.

Parker WM, Donato KM, Burton-Chase AM. Preventive screening and risk for women with Lynch syndrome: Initial results of a case-control study. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference, Albany, NY, January 2016.

Paul Denvir
Williams I, Denvir P. I Didn’t Want Them to Tear Apart Everything I Said: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Sexual Assault Disclosure. Presented at North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting, November 2016.

Williams I, Denvir P. Survivors’ disclosure of sexual assault to health care providers: A pilot study on disclosure barriers and consequences. Presented at the 3rd Annual ACPHS Student Research Symposium at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, April 2016.

Adamec A, Courtney K, Donato KM, Denvir P. Communication challenges in recruiting patients for medication therapy management (MTM): How to address patient resistance to participating in MTM. Presented at the 3rd Annual ACPHS Student Research Symposium at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, April 2016.

Yehia A, Denvir P. Adherence talk: Pharmacists’ perspectives on challenges and strategies of patient-centered communication. Presented at the 6th Annual ACPHS Research Forum at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, January 2016.

Thomas O’Grady
Chikermane S, Polimeni J, Burton-Chase AM, Chandrasekara R, O’Grady T. Effects of education and other socioeconomic variables on HIV seroprevalence in Russia, India, South Africa, and the United States of America. Poster presented at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics Research (ISPOR), Washington, DC, May 2016.

Gumustop S, Nair AA, Meek PD, Racz MJ, O'Grady TJ, Gumustop B. Regional patterns of pancreatectomy case volumes and in-hospital mortality in New York State between 1999-2014. Poster presented at Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 2016.

Nair AA, Gumustop SB, Racz MJ, O'Grady TJ, Polimeni JM, Gumustop B, Meek PD. Temporal trends in utilization of pancreatectomy procedures in New York State: 1999-2014. Poster presented at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 21st Annual International Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2016.

Wendy Parker
DeCoster B, Parker WM. Alliances in Women’s Health: Our Bodies, Ourselves. Invited presentation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Colloquium, Science, and Technology Studies Department, March 9, 2016.

Parker WM. Health Disparities. Invited presentation at Albany Medical College, Health Care and Society Course, 2016.

Parker WM, DeCoster B. Archives of the Women’s Health Movement and the Boston Women’s Health Collective: Evidence of virtues for seeking and building alliances in healthcare. Presentation at the Association for Bioethics and Humanities, Washington DC, October 6-9, 2016.

Aziz R, Darivelmula S, Raffaele J, Bhatia R, Parker WM, Campo-Engelstein L. Freezing Fertility or Freezing False Hope? A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Social Egg Freezing in the US Print Media. Presentation at the Association for Bioethics and Humanities, Washington DC, October 6-9, 2016.

Parker WM, Donato KM, Nnani D, Grabe D. Disparities in Hypertension Among Women: Exploring Social, Economic and Health-Related Risk Factors. Concordium 2016, Crystal City, VA, September 11-12, 2016.

Wegrzyn NM, Parker WM, Pai AB, Daoui R, Daoui S, Cardone, KE. Health Literacy and Self-Management of Medications Among Patients at an Outpatient Nephrology Office. Poster presented at Academy Health, Boston, MA, June 2016.

Wegrzyn NM, Parker WM, Pai AB, Daoui R, Hogan-Moulton A, Cardone KE. Assessing health literacy in outpatient nephrology patients. National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2016.

Parker WM, DeCoster B. Archives of the Women’s Health Movement and the Boston Women’s Health Collective: Evidence of virtues for seeking and building alliances in healthcare. Presentation at Eastern Sociological Society mini-conference on the Sociology of Reproduction, March 17-20, 2016.

DeCoster B, Parker WM. Alliance Building in Women’s HealthCare. Presentation at Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, February 18-21, 2016.

O’Neil G, Parker WM. Behind the Bump: Women’s Decision Making and Expectations of Assisted Reproduction. Presentation at Eastern Sociological Society mini-conference on the Sociology of Reproduction, March 17-20, 2016.

Aziz R, Darivelmula S, Raffaele J, Bhatia R, Parker WM, Campo-Engelstein L. Freezing Fertility or Freezing False Hope? A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Social Egg Freezing in the US Print Media. Poster presented at Capital District Feminist Studies Conference, Troy, NY, January 2016.

Parker WM, Donato KM, Burton-Chase AM. Preventive screenings and risks for women with Lynch syndrome: Initial results from a case-control study. Poster presented at Capital District Feminist Studies Conference, Troy, NY, January 2016.

O’Neil G, Parker WM. Behind the Bump: Women’s Decision Making and Expectations of Assisted Reproduction, Poster presented at Capital District Feminist Studies Conference, Troy, NY, January 2016.

honors & appointments

Allison M. Burton-Chase
Top-Rated Poster Award, Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) Annual Meeting, October 2016

Vice Chair, Early Career Special Interest Group, American Society of Preventive Oncology

Member, Medical Advisory Board, Alive and Kickn Colorectal Cancer Patient Advocacy Organization

Paul Denvir
Chair, Language and Social Interaction Division of National Communication Association

Wendy Parker
Member, Alliance for Better Health Care, Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Task Force

grants

Wendy Parker
Principal Investigator: Wendy M. Parker
Co-Principal Investigator: Katie E. Cardone
Project: Health disparities and medication management strategies among adolescents and young adults with Diabetes Mellitus
Grantor: John Faunce and Alicia Tracy Roach Fund
Amount: $24,943.36

John Polimeni
Project: An Annotated Bibliography of Calculating Economic Rent
Grantor: Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
Amount: $500
Term: June 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016