Public Health Lab
Moravian University’s Public Health Lab focuses on public health scholarly work that aims to examine the social determinants of health and advance health equity. Students have participated in public health research including collaborations with community partners, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and dissemination of findings. Some example projects are outlined below.
Faculty advisor: Colleen Payton PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Student research projects:
- 2022: Mahum Naveed, Students' attitudes towards poverty before and after a poverty simulation at Moravian University in 2022
- 2022: Nicholas Stulb, Erica Kleppinger, Felycitie Lindsay, Brittany Schleicher, A health needs assessment and logic model framework to address COVID-19 personal hygiene and safety in Amilo Village, Kenya
- 2022: Sarah Gross, Shannon Kemmerer, Brooke McElmoyle, Anthony Mosley, Christian Burda, A health needs assessment and logic model framework to address safe internet use among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic in Amilo Village, Kenya
- 2022: Mahum Naveed, Jennifer Leguizamon, Emily Shingara, Laura Roberts, Mathew Eroh, A health needs assessment and logic model framework to address reproductive and menstrual health in Amilo Village, Kenya
- 2021-2022: Andrew Goodolf and Madison Houchens, A logic model framework for planning a Food Recovery Network Chapter at Moravian University, 2021-2022
- 2021-2022: Emily Prendeville and Samantha Rodriguez, Evaluation of a student-led COVID-19 social media campaign across 31 universities in the United States in 2021
- 2021-2022: Nicoletta Capasso and Madison Houchens, Face mask observation at Moravian University during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021
- 2021-2022: Nicholas Stulb and Emily Shingara, A review of the APHA policy statements related to the health of migrant, immigrant, refugee, and displaced populations, 1948-2020
- 2020-2021: Felycitie Lindsay, Julia Dellaporta, and Pearl Rudy, Immigrant and refugee listening tour in Lehigh Valley PA
- 2019-2020: Liam Romond and Micaela Posh, Evaluation of the poverty simulation at Moravian University in 2019
- 2019-2020: James Prekopa, The relationship between honey bee colony loss on fruit production and food insecurity in the United States, 2011-2018 (Co-PI: Dr. Sabrina Terrizzi)
- 2018-2019: Ciara Nicholson and Youssef Khayata, Historical trends in Syrian refugee arrivals to Pennsylvania, 2008-2018
- Stulb, N., Shingara, E., & Payton, C. A review of the APHA policy statements related to the health of migrant, immigrant, refugee, and displaced populations, 1970-2020. Poster presentation at the 2022 Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Conference; 2022, June 9; State College, PA.
- Lindsay, F. & Payton, C. Interviews with community stakeholders who work with immigrants and refugees in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Poster presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research; 2022, April 5, virtual.
- Romond, L., Posh, M., Payton, C., Teufel, J., & Sharkey, G. Poverty simulation as interdisciplinary health workforce development. Poster presentation at the Society for Public Health Education 73rd Annual Conference; 2022, March 22, virtual.
Please contact us if you are interested in partnering in collaborative research opportunities.