Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff recently published a variety of research, shared findings and received recognition for outstanding work. These are the publications, presentations and awards submitted during October 2020.
Joao Barros, associate professor of kinesiology, co-authored “The Effects of Instructional Language on Feedback Requests” in the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior.
Marlin Blaine, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, penned two articles: “Lust, Spirit and the Vice List in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 and Galatians 5″ in the Ben Jonson Journal and “The Erotic Wit of Herrick’s ‘The Parcæ’: Mythic Revision and a Metaleptic Pun on ‘Die'” for ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews.
Gayle Brunelle, professor of history, co-authored the book “Assassination in Vichy: Marx Dormoy and the Struggle for the Soul of France.” The book is about the assassination of Dormoy and the investigation that followed.
Gordon Capp, assistant professor of social work, co-authored “School Staff Members in California: How Perceptions of School Climate are Related to Perceptions of Student Risk and Well-being” in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Tenzin Dorjee, associate professor of human communication studies, and Stella Ting-Toomey, professor of human communication studies, co-authored “Understanding Intergroup Conflict Complexity: An Application of the Socioecological Framework and the Integrative Identity Negotiation Theory” in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research.
Julia Drouin, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, was the lead author on “Leveraging Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Optimize Auditory Training for Cochlear Implant Users” in Language and Linguistics Compass.
Matt Hoffmann, assistant professor of kinesiology, co-authored two articles:
- “Home Team (Dis)Advantage Patterns in the National Hockey League: Changes Through Increased Emphasis on Individual Performance With the 3-on-3 Overtime Rule” in Perceptual and Motor Skills; and
- “Psychometric Properties of the Adult Self-report: Data From Over 11,000 American Adults” in Stats.
Tricia Kasamatsu, associate professor of kinesiology, co-authored “Teachers’ Perceived Knowledge and Confidence Regarding Adolescent Concussion Management“ in the Journal of Education and Learning.
Erica Lizano, assistant professor of social work, wrote “The Impact of Work-family Conflict on Psychological Well-being: A Cross-sectional Study of Salvadoran Social Workers“ in the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
Robert Lockie, associate professor of kinesiology, co-authored four articles:
- “Physical Fitness, Sex Considerations and Academy Graduation for Law Enforcement Recruits” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research;
- “Does Delivery Length Impact Measures of Whole-body Biomechanical Load During Pace Bowling?” in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance;
- “Developing the Fitness of Law Enforcement Recruits During Academy Training” in Sustainability; and
- “Job-specific Physical Fitness Changes Measured by the Work Sample Test Battery Within Deputy Sheriffs Between Training Academy and Their First Patrol Assignment” in the International Journal of Exercise Science.
Brian Norton, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, published an essay titled “Aesthetics, Science and the Theater of the World“ in the journal New Literary History.
Derek Pamukoff, associate professor of kinesiology, co-authored “The Influence of Body Mass Index and Sex on Frontal and Sagittal Plane Knee Mechanics During Walking in Young Adults” in Gait and Posture.
Stevan Pecic, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, co-authored
“Pleiotropic Effects of Statins: A Focus on Cancer” in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular Basis of Disease. Pecic also co-authored “Development of Multitarget Inhibitors for the Treatment of Pain: Design, Synthesis, Biological Evaluation and Molecular Modeling Studies” published in Bioorganic Chemistry.
Eric Price, assistant professor of counseling, co-authored “The Impact of Psychotherapeutic Reiki on Anxiety” in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
María Soledad Ramírez, associate professor of biological science, and her student researchers have authored new journal papers relating to species of bacteria that have developed resistance to almost all antibiotics and are serious threats to human health.
- “Genomic Analysis of Two NDM-1 Providencia Stuartii Strains Recovered From a Single Patient,” published in October in Current Microbiology. This work described the genomic analysis of P. stuartii strains recovered from the same patient, as well as other carbapenem-resistant strains recovered from the same hospital. The spread of carbapenem-resistant isolates remains a significant clinical and public health concern. The detection of carbapenem resistant isolates is an essential step in addressing antibiotic resistance. Student co-authors are Amparo Hoard, Alessandro Moriano and Jennifer Fernandez.
- “The H-NS Regulator Plays a Role in the Stress Induced by Carbapenemase Expression in Acinetobacter Baumannii,” published in August in mSphere (American Society for Microbiology). Carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii is a bacterium most resistant to multiple drugs. Their research shows a link that could be an evolutionary advantage to further resist the action of carbapenems. Student co-authors are Fanny Huang, Noelle Fitchett, Chelsea Razo-Gutierrez, Casin Le, Jasmine Martinez and Grace Ra.
Bey-Ling Sha, dean of the College of Communications, co-authored “Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Alumni Engagement: When Conversational Voice Matters More Than Openness and Assurances of Legitimacy” in Public Relations Review.
David Nevell, professor of theatre and dance, is starring in International City Theatre’s streaming presentation of “Daisy” on demand now through Nov. 7. The play is about Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daisy” ad that launched the age of negative advertising and forever changed U.S. presidential elections. Information is available on the theater’s website.
Several Cal State Fullerton researchers gave presentations at the American Public Health Association virtual annual meeting in October, including:
- “Linkages Between Voter Engagement and Health” by Shana Alex Charles, associate professor of public health;
- “Capacity Building and Community Organizing Among Latinx Resident Leaders” by Lilia Espinoza, associate professor of public health; Jessie Jones, professor emeritus of health science; and alumni Amy Santos ’17 (B.S. health science), Dinorah Ortiz ’18 (B.A. psychology) and Mary Lou Bueno ’17 (B.S. health science);
- “Building Latinx Mental Health Academic and Career Pipeline in a Predominately Latinx Community” by Lilia Espinoza, associate professor of public health; Maria Anna Capinpin, Department of Liberal Studies administrative assistant; and alumna Emily Reyes ’19 (M.P.H.);
- “Health Information Technology in Pediatric Care: Results of Interviews With Parents” by Maria Koleilat, associate professor of public health;
- “Allied Health Academy Summer Research Experience — Building Future Workforce Diversity in Allied Health Through Student Research and Professional Development” by Alice Lee, assistant professor of public health; Dawn Person, professor emeritus of educational leadership; David Chenot, professor of social work; and alumni Pamela Secada ’16 (B.A. anthropology), John Pineda ’18 (M.P.H.) and Anel Tavares ’17 (B.S. health science);
- “Environmental Phenols and Their Association With Endometriosis and Uterine Myoma: Findings From NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), 2003-06” by Alice Lee, assistant professor of public health, and alumna Vanessa Eata ’20 (B.S. health science);
- “Strengthening Community Wellness and Prevention Using Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices” moderated by Portia Jackson Preston, assistant professor of public health;
- “The Exercise Equivalent on Snack Labels and the Change in Consumer Purchase Intentions” by Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, assistant professor of public health; and alumni Ryan Ebrahim ’17 (M.P.H.), Jessica Nila ’17 (M.P.H.) and Ivana Cheng ’17 (M.P.H.);
- “The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Tobacco Consumption and Health Outcomes: Evidence From the CAFTA-DR” by Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, assistant professor of public health, and Joshua Yang, professor of public health;
- “Latent Variable Structural Equation Modeling in Application: Social Relationships, Eating Habits and Comorbid Distress-obesity Status Among College Students” by Jie Weiss, professor of public health, and Chia-Hsin Emily Cheng ’04 (M.A. psychology), lecturer in public health and psychology;
- “Geospatial Age Disparities for California Tobacco and Vape Shops” by Joshua Yang, professor of public health.
Researchers also contributed to poster presentations for the conference, including:
- “Women’s Empowerment: Creating Self-efficacy in an Underserved Latina Community” by Lilia Espinoza, associate professor of public health; Jessie Jones, professor emeritus of health science; and alumna Amy Santos ’17 (B.S. health science);
- “Development and Assessment of a Mobile Application for Assisting WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Participants With Weight Loss After Childbirth” by Maria Koleilat, associate professor of public health; Paul Inventado, assistant professor of computer science; and alumna Erin Frost ‘17 (B.S. health science);
- “A Community-based Approach to Understanding Hepatitis C Screening Motivation and Risk Among Vietnamese Americans” and “Addressing Hepatitis Among Vietnamese Americans: An Insight Into the Risk Factors, Screening Motivation and Treatment Intentions” by Alice Lee, assistant professor of public health; and alumni Elena Chan ’18 (M.P.H.), Michelle Tran ’19 (B.S. health science) and Priscilla Yuen ‘18 (M.P.H.);
- “Living Near 2008 California Wildfires During Pregnancy and Changes in Birthweight” by Bo Park, assistant professor of public health, and undergraduate students Arriel Alvarez and Robyn Phan;
- “Comparisons of Advance Care Planning Processes in Older Adults With and Without HIV” by Bo Park, assistant professor of public health;
- “Exploring Mindful Self-care as a Potential Mediator Between Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue Among Student Services Professionals” by Portia Jackson Preston, assistant professor of public health;
- “Knowledge and Attitudes Toward E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product-use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Among Tobacco Using Young Adults” by Joshua Yang, professor of public health, and alumni Angela Sou ’17 (B.S. biological science) and Afsana Faruqui ‘19 (B.S. health science); and
- “The Influence of Social Media Platforms on the Use of E-cigarettes Among School-going Youths in Rural Appalachia” and “Understanding the Association Between Susceptibility to Smoke E-cigarettes and the Actual Use of E-cigarette Among School-going Youths in Rural Appalachia” by Joshua Yang, professor of public health.
Mary Lou Bueno ’17 (B.S. health science), academic tutor coordinator for the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, and Amy Santos ’17 (B.S. health science), center manager, were named Congressman Gil Cisneros’ second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Hero Awardees. Bueno was recognized for her work in education, and Santos was honored for community outreach in California’s 39th district.
Sudarshan Kurwadkar, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Jeffrey Whitten ’17 (B.S. environmental engineering) created the “Advancing Student Success in STEM at CSUF” video that won both the Expert’s Choice and People’s Choice awards in the National Science Foundation’s STEM DIVE Challenge (Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition). Kurwadkar directs a $1.5 million NSF grant to boost and diversify STEM education.
Romarilyn Ralston, program director for CSUF’s Project Rebound, was selected by state Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to receive the Women of Distinction Award. The award recognizes women who exhibit leadership skills, advocate for positive social change and give back to their community.
Related: Boundless Opportunity: Project Rebound Opens Doors for the Formerly Incarcerated
Anthony Sparks, associate professor of cinema and television arts, accepted the Television Academy Honor for “impacting society through thoughtful, powerful and innovative storytelling” for the dramatic television series “Queen Sugar.” Sparks is a showrunner for the series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay.
Related: Cinema and TV Experts Examine TV’s Role in Racism
Natalie Tran, chair and professor of secondary education and director of Cal State Fullerton’s National Resource Center for Asian Languages, has been recognized as one of the 2020 “Women of Distinction” in the arts-cultural diversity category by state Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), who represents the 34th Senate District. Tran also directs the doctoral program in educational leadership.
Miya Williams Fayne, assistant professor of communications, won a $10,000 research fellowship from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Fayne will investigate how the digital Black press combatted COVID-19-related misinformation using interviews, content analysis and web analytics.
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