|Present||Assistant Professor, Public Health, St. Catherine University ‐ Public Health Department|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2017 - Present||Member - Mental Health Section, American Public Health Association (APHA)||2016 - Present||Consultant/Instructional Coach, National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)||2009 - Present||Table Leader (TL), College Board/Educational Testing Service (ETS)||2021 - 2021||Member, American Psychological Association (APA)||2021 - 2021||Member, Minnesota Gerontological Society||2018 - 2021||Member, American Orthopsychiatric Association|
Honors and Awards
- Sr. Amata Miller Catholic Mission in Action Award, St. Catherine University
- Global Mental Health
- Social and Behavioral Health Theories and Applications
- Senior Seminar in Public Health
- Environmental Health
- Foundations of Public Health
- Global Health
- Advanced Placement Biology
|2011||PhD Health Sciences, Seton Hall University ‐ Health Sciences|
|2003||Masters of Science, Seton Hall University ‐ Microbiology|
|1990||Bachelor of Science, University of Port Harcourt ‐ Biology|
Exploring Knowledge, Prevention Methods, and Prevention Barriers of COVID-19 Among ...
Journal of primary care & community health (2021)
Background:As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, understanding the virus and necessary measures to prevent infection have evolved. While effective preventative ...
Exploring the effectiveness of virtual compassionate presence sessions in reducing ...
Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging (2021)
This pilot study explored the effectiveness of virtual compassionate presence (CP) sessions in reducing loneliness and isolation among assisted-living older ...
Exploring individual and interpersonal level factors associated with academic success ...
Higher Education Studies (2019)
The present study investigated how spirituality, peer connections, and social integration relate to academic resiliency, academic self-efficacy, academic integration, and ...
Facilitating virtual intergenerational intervention for reducing elderly loneliness and isolation
Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) 2021 virtual conference (2021)
Purpose: This study explored college students' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of facilitating compassionate presence sessions to reduce loneliness ...
Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Lead Poisoning Among Vulnerable Population: A ...
Minnesota Environmental Health Association Winter Conference (2020)
BackgroundLead poisoning occurs when the health or bodily functions of an individual are adversely affected. The population at high-risk for ...