Previous PRCHN Seminar Series Presentations

Past Seminar Presentations & Video Recordings

2024 Seminars

Nicotine and Cannabis Co-Use: Current Knowledge and Future Directions (January 2024)

2023 Seminars


Adapting a tobacco cessation training curriculum to promote intervention delivery among CHWs (December 2023)

The Link Between Neighborhood Racial Segregation and Supermarket and Grocery Store Locations (November 2023)


Healthy Futures Research Study: A time-sensitive response to the East Palestine train derailment  (September 2023)



Promoting Food Security for Successful Smoking Cessation: A pilot intervention study (May 2023)


Digital Health- A Tool to Address Health Inequity (April 2023)



Games for Health: From Personal to Social Impact (March 2023)



Nourishing Beginnings: (February 2023)


Shifting the Food System to Achieve Nutrition Equity
(January 2023)

2022 Seminars

Black Men, Barbershops, and Prostate Cancer: What’s the Connection? (December 2022)

The YRBS @ 21 (October 2022)

Integrating Data Evaluating Asthma Risk in Childhood to Plan Community-Engaged Intervention  (June 2022)

Promoting Smoking Cessation by Addressing Food Insecurity in Cleveland and Beyond (May 2022)

Moving Beyond Symbolic Gestures: The Respectful Engagement of Underserved Communities in Research (April 2022)

Introducing Freshfinder, a new tool for health professionals working with food insecure Clevelanders (March 2022)

All Eyes on Us: Community-based perspectives on eye health and vision care in Cleveland (February 2022 )

Social Risk Factors and Unmet Needs for Multiethnic and Linguistically Diverse Populations (January 2022 )

2021 Seminars


Local Policies and Interventions to Address Diet-Related Health Disparities (December 2021)


Understanding Neighborhood Vulnerbility: Use of Community Sentinels to Study Public Compliance of Covid-19 Mitigation Behaviors (November 2021)


COVID-19 and Food Insecurity: Spatial Dynamics of Emergency Food Assistance Use in Cleveland, OH (October 2021)


Re-envisioning the Work of Youth Professionals and Youth Programs amid COVID-19 (September 2021)


Optimizing Public Health Interventions for Health Justice (June 2021)

Dr. Julianna Nemeth, PhD, MA


Early Results, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Rainbow Connection CTSC Community Pilot (May 2021)

Dr. Scott E. Moore. PhD. APRN, AGPCNP-BC and Dr. Dana M. Prince, PhD, MPH

Understanding the mental health needs of Latinx youth through lived experiences(April 2021)

Marisa Hollinshead, MD Candidate, Nelson Ramirez, JD, Molly Wimbiscus, MD, Director of the School Mental Health Program, Cleveland Clinic, and Zulayka Ruiz, M.Ed., Director of Programs, Esperanza, Inc.


Personal Networks and Cancer Screening Among Black Immigrant Women (March 2021)

Dr. Leslie Cofie, PhD; Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Department of Health Education and Promotion

Addressing barriers to tobacco treatment for people with comorbid conditions in healthcare settings (February 2021)

Alana Rojewski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences and Associate Director, Tobacco Treatment Program at the Medical University of South Carolina

Strategic Approaches to Address Racial Inequities in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes (January 2021)

Katrice Cain, MA: Racial Disparities and Health Equity Program Director at First Year Cleveland



2020 Seminars

Using a Health Equity Framework to Improve Access to Healthy Food (December 2020)

The FARE Project: Morgan Taggart, Wyndi Moore, Tanisha Velez, Ronnetta Stallworth


Formation and Early Results of a Statewide Cardiovascular Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH) and Hypertension Quality Improvement Project (November 2020)

Dr. Shari Bolen, MD, MPH: Director of the Population Health Research Institute, Director at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in The MetroHealth System


The Better Health Pathways Community HUB (October 2020)

Rita Horwitz, President and CEO, Better Health Partnership


The Equitable Impact of Cleveland’s Tobacco 21 Policy on Youth Access and the Use of Tobacco Products (September 2020)

Erika Trapl, PhD, Director, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods


Guns, School Shooters, and School Safety: What Do We Know? What Should We Do? (February 2020)

Daniel Flannery, PhD, Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education


How Visual Attention Informs Health Decisions: Eye Tracking Research in Tobacco Control (January 2020)

Elizabeth Klein, PhD, MPH, Interim Chair, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University


2019 Seminars

From Dave’s Markets for Joe’s Corner Store: A Look at the Cleveland Retail Food Environment and Healthy Food Access (December 2019)

Elaine Borawski, PhD, Director, PRCHN; Rachel Gardenhire, MS, Research and Data Analyst, PRCHN, CWRU


Exploring the Impact of the Neighborhood Environment on Health through the Lens of Children (November 2019)

Elizabeth Benninger, PhD, Post-doctoral Scholar, Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health, CWRU


Predicting Childhood Obesity Risk in the Context of Adversity (October 2019)

Brittany Schuler, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, College of Public Health, Temple University


Investigating Public Responses to Racial Health Disparities: Findings from the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (July 2019)

Colleen Walsh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University


Building a Cancer Data Resource to Advance Disparities Research, Community Health, and Advocacy Efforts (June 2019)

Siran Koroukian, PhD, Associate Professor, CWRU; Weichuan Dong, MS, PhD candidate, Kent State University, Spatial Analyst, CWRU; Uriel Kim, MD/PhD candidate, CWRU School of Medicine


The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Health: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Perspective (May 2019)

Megan Holmes, PhD, MSW, LISW, Director, Center on Trauma & Adversity, CWRU Laura Voith, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, CWRU


Breathe Free: Partnering with Residents to Increase Smoking Cessation in Low-Income Neighborhoods (April 2019)

Erika Trapl, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU


Digital Interventions and Underserved Tobacco Smokers: Culturally Specific Enhancements (March 2019)

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Cancer Disparities Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, CWRU

Neighbors, Neighborhoods, and Child Maltreatment in Cleveland (February 2019)

Jim Spilsbury, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU


Mapping Neighborhood Environments & Child Health: New Opportunities for Expanding the Evidence Base (January 2019)

Jacqueline Curtis, PhD, Co-Director, GIS/Health & Hazards Lab, Associate Professor of Geography, Kent State University

2018 Seminars


Maritza Salazar Campo, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine

Team Science Approaches for Translational Research


Dana Prince, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University 

Community Grounded Research to Address Psychological Functioning of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth with Foster Care Involvement


Elaine Borawski, PhD, PRCHN Director, and Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, CWRU

Stakeholder Engagement and Team Science Approaches to Advance Research Translation through the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative 


Darcy Freedman, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU;

Integrating Systems Science into Efforts to Promote Nutrition Equity 


Martha Sajatovic, MD, Professor, CWRU 

Science to Service in Targeted Training in Epilepsy Self-Management


Scott Frank, MD, MS, Associate Professor, CWRU 

Precision Public Health: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Our Approach to Community Building 


Colleen McBride, PhD, Grace Crum Rollins Chair in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University 

Using Genetic Information to Motivate Healthy Behaviors


Anna Thornton, MPH, REACH Project Manager; Jonathan Lever, MPH, Better Health Partnership; Samantha Smith, MA, Cuyahoga County Board of Health 

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Innovations and Partnerships to Make a Difference in Self-reported Outcomes


Darcy Freedman, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU; Ana Claudia Zubieta, Program Director, SNAP-ED; Eunlye Lee, PhD, Research Associate; Julie Hewitt, M.Ed, BCOP Program Manager; David Ngendahimana, Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Lessons Learned from a Statewide Collaboration to Build Capacity for Obesity Prevention 


Elaine Borawski, PhD, PRCHN Director, and Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, CWRU 

Ideas Moving Parents & Adolescents to Change Together (IMPACT): Initial Study Findings


Sue Flocke, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director and Professor, Center for Community Health Integration, CWRU, and Little Cigar Study Team

Measuring Nicotine Dependence among Adolescents & Young Adults Who Smoke Cigarillos 

2017 Seminars


Laura Samuel, PhD, CRNP, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Health Outcomes for Low-income Older Adults 


Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland; Christin Farmer, Executive Director, Birthing Beautiful Communities; Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD, Professor, Kent State University 

Innovative, Holistic Solutions in Solving a 45 year+ Community Program, Infant Mortality: First Year Cleveland and Community Partners Doing Business Differently 


Darcy Freedman, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU, and the FreshLink Team 

Community Ambassador Model for Promoting Access to Farmers’ Markets 


Sue Flocke, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director and Professor, Center for Community Health Integration, CWRU, and the eReferral Team 

Ask-Advise-Connect and eReferral to Improve Tobacco Cessation Assistance by Linking Primary Care with the Quitline 


Lauren Bottoms, MPH
Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and 
Andrea Martemus-Peters, MSSA, LSW, MetroHealth

If We Want to Know, We Have to Ask: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 


Don Hedeker, PhD, Professor, University of Chicago 

Approaches to Multi-level Modeling 


Darcy Freedman, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU, and Chaturia Rouse, MPH, MS, foodNEST Program Manager 

foodNEST: The Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study 


Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, PhD, MPH, Truth Initiatives 

Tobacco Retailer Density and Proximity to Schools: Associations with Lower Product Pricing and Increased Marketing 


Amy Bush Stevens, MPH, MSW, Director of Prevention  Public Health Policy, Health Policy Institute of Ohio 

Ohio Tobacco Trends and Policy 


Barb Clint, MBA, Director of Community Health & Advocacy, YMCA of Greater Cleveland 

Active Transportation as a Health Equity Strategy 


Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Disparities, CWRU 

Health Psychology Research to Address Tobacco Use and Related Disparities 

2016 Seminars


Siran Koroukian, PhD, Associate Professor, CWRU 

Understanding Dementia and Its Co-occurrences with Other Leading Causes of Death 


Sue Flocke, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director 

Tobacco Use at Community Health Centers: Burden and Opportunities for Evidence-Based Cessation Strategies (No Recording Available)


Darcy Freedman, PhD, PRCHN Associate Director, Associate Professor, CWRU, and the FM Tracks team

FM Tracks: Development and Implementation of a System to Track Farmers’ Market Use 


PRCHN Faculty and Staff; co-presented by Network of Community Advisors (NOCA)

PRCHN Dissemination Day: Food Access and Food Security among Cleveland Residents (No recording available)


Serita Mullins and Jeff Sugalski, Burten Bell Carr Development, Incorporated

Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone: Development, Implementation, and Lessons Learned


Martha Sajatovic, MD, Professor, Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, CWRU

Targeted Training in Epilepsy Self-Management: Bringing Together Patients, Clinicians, and Researchers


Sandra Byrd Chappelle, Strategic Solutions Partners, LLC

If We Build It, We Will Come: A Model for Community-Led Change to Transform Neighborhood Conditions to Support Healthy Eating and Active Living


Elizabeth Antognoli, PhD, Department of Family Medicine, CWRU

Nicotine Dependence and Perceptions from Young Adults and Adolescents Who Smoke Little Cigars 


Madalena Monteban, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, PRCHN

Maternal Knowledge and Child Health: The Case of Infant Growth in the Andes


Teleange Thomas, Foundation Center; Joseph Black, Sisters of Charity Foundation; Peter Whitt, Enlightenment Consultant Group

Community Health Workers: Models of Success in Central


Adam Perzynski, PhD, CWRU

Neighborhoods and Health from Redlining to the Digital Divide: Perspectives for Public Health and Primary Care

2015 Seminars


Sue Flocke, PhD, CWRU; Darcy Freedman, PhD, CWRU

Food Shopping Patterns, Preferences, & Perceptions of Farmers’ Markets among Clevelanders Receiving SNAP 


Patty Marshall, PhD, CWRU; Aaron Goldenberg, PhD, MPH, CWRU

Community Voices Project: Family History, Place, and Chronic Disease


Cresha Auck Foley, American Heart Association

Grassroots Advocacy Tools to Use and Love (No Video Recording Available)


Sara Continenza, Hunger Network; Darrell Huliz, PharmD, CWRU; Dr. Parkash Ganesh

Bridging the Gap between Hunger and Health (No Video Recording Available)


Siran Koroukian, PhD

Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in Ohio (No Video Recording Available)


PEER Fellows Project Poster Session

PEER Fellows; Jeri Jewett, MPH, PEER Fellowship Coordinator (No Video Recording Available)


Thomas Valente, PhD, University of Southern California

 Social Network Analysis & Health


Daniel Remley, PhD, OSU Extension

 Food Councils and Choice Food Pantries


Martha Sajatovic, PhD, Case Western Reserve

 Role of Self-Management in Managing Epilepsy & Reducing Complications


Erika Trapl, PhD, Case Western Reserve; Morgan Taggart, MUPPD, OSU Extension; Alison Patrick, MPH, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Produce Prescription Project


David Cavallo, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Behavior change interventions using social media; User-generated approaches

2014 Seminars


Elaine Borawski, PhD, PRCHN Director, and Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, CWRU 

IMPACT Study: Ideas moving parents and adolescents to change together


Mary Step, PhD, CWRU

Conducting research with social media: Opportunities, resources, and pitfalls. An example with little cigar users


Sarah Drewes-Jones, MS, RD, LD and FreshLink staff

FreshLink: Healthy Village, Healthy Child Initiative


Kimberly Bess, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Social Network Analysis and Community Health


Sue Flocke, PhD, Case Western Reserve

How prepared are Ohio medical residents to address obesity, nutrition, and physical activity counseling with patients?


Amy Sheon, MPH, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Wearable computing and sensor technology: What’s all the fuss?


Darcy Freedman, PhD, Case Western Reserve 

Market to Mouth: What do people do with food purchased from farmers’ markets?  


Claudia Coulton, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Individual and contextual effects on perceptions of neighborhood scale


Johnie Rose, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve

The affordable care act: implications for public health and prevention (No Video Available)


Dan Flannery, PhD, Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Case Western Reserve 

Opportunities and challenges in community-based violence prevention


Mary Holmes, President, Innovative Farmers of Ohio 

Do we have the courage to prevent disease? 

2013 Seminars


Rumi Shamin, PhD, Oberlin College 

A triple-bottom-line analysis of the value of urban agriculture in Cleveland


Jeri Jewett, MPH, PEER Fellowship Coordinator and PEER Fellows

Partners In Education and Research (PEER) Fellow Poster Presentations (No Video Recording Available)


Lawrence Green, PhD, University of California, San Francisco 

Accelerating the Implementation of Evidence: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence


Sue Flocke, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Study design and methods considerations for mixing qualitative and quantitative methods


Siran Koroukian, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Ohio’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: cancer screening for uninsured women


Heidi Gullett, MPH, MD, Case Western Reserve 

Bridges out of Poverty: A novel framework to promote social change and improve health outcomes (No Video Recording Available)


Eileen Seeholzer, MD, MetroHealth

Working on weight loss in real life: The STRIDES program (No Video Recording Available)


Shirley Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN, Case Western Reserve 

Why is behavior so hard to change? New theories of health behavior change (No Video Recording Available)


Darcy Freedman, PhD, Case Western Reserve 

Community-level Food access interventions to improve public health (No Video Recording Available)


Jean Frank, MPH, Manager of Community Initiatives, PRCHN, and YRBS Staff

History and Value of YRBS Data (No Video Recording Available)

2012 Seminars


Dorr Dearborn, MD, Case Western Reserve

Healthy Homes: Asthma and COPD (No Video Available)


Johnie Rose, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Simulation Modeling: A Primer and Application to Public Health (No Video Available)


Chris Fulcher, PhD, Center for Applied Research & Environmental Systems, University of Missouri, Columbia

Mapping the Food Environment (No Video Available)


Monica Wendel, PhD, Director, Center for Community Health & Development, Texas A&M University

Using Community Health Development to Build Community Capacity and Increase Physical Activity (No Video Available)


David Bruckman, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Smoking Ban Enforcement in Ohio


Dan Meaney, GISP, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission; Kris Higgins, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Gaps and Opportunities for Healthy Food Retail


Cyleste Collins, PhD, Case Western Reserve

Losing Hold of the American Dream: Connections between Home Foreclosure and Health


Catherine Demko, PhD, Case Western Reserve 

Healthy Smiles Cleveland: A Community/ Academic Partnership for Preventive Services


Melinda Forthofer, PhD, University of South Carolina

The Ties That Bind: What We Know about How Social Networks Influence Health Behaviors


Sue Flocke, PhD, Case Western Reserve; Morgan Taggart, MUPDD, OSU Extension 

Enhancing Farmer’s Market Use among Recipients of the Food Assistance Program

2011 Seminars


James Spilsbury

Children’s vs. Parent’s Perceptions of Neighborhood Boundaries (No Video Available)


Ethan Berke

Perspectives on Healthcare, Housing, and Lifestyle: The Built Environment and Emerging Technologies (No Video Available)


Martha Halko, Erika Trapl, Jessica Kelly Moore, Rob Fischer, Ann Holstein (KLS

Mapping the Health Environment (No Video Available)


Scott Frank, MPH, MD, Case Western Reserve 

The Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement: Illuminating the blackbox of local public health 



The P.H.A.B. Initiative: promoting health across boundaries (No Video Available)



Characterizing the neighborhood total food environment: a mixed methods approach (i.e., an update on FreshLink)  (No Video Available)



Cleveland community voices on health inequality & genetics (No Video Available)



Successful youth fitness programs (No Video Available) 

2010 Seminars



Pediatric obesity & hypertension: children with adult diseases 



Healthy home environments: asthma plus air quality wireless monitoring 



Perspectives: health, equity, & opportunity 


Erika Trapl, PhD, CWRU

Little Cigars: Big Problem in a Small Wrapper