Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Many of our PHHS faculty presented research studies or took part in moderating sessions at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) this past November in New Orleans!  Joining PHHS faculty was student Hannah Murdoch who also presented at the annual meeting.

APHA’s acceptance of our faculty’s work speaks to the high quality of their research. APHA is the world’s oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals. More than 13,000 public health professionals attend the organization’s annual meeting (

Here is a listing of our faculty’s APHA articles, by author. Click the links to read the article abstracts!

Faculty Articles

Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Mediating Role of Anxiety Between Perceived Discrimination and Sleep Quality in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study

Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Science Informing Community, Community Informing Science

Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, Physical Activity patterns among children with asthma: Results from the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey

Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, Geographical Distribution of Perceived Neighborhood Safety In Relationship to Depression in Los Angeles County

Dr. Gergana Kodjebacheva, Geographical Distributions of Risky/Negative Experiences Before and During Pregnancy In Relationship to Low Birthweight in Los Angeles County

Student Presentations

Hannah Murdoch, Missed Appointments in Federally Qualified Health Centers: Does Racial Identification Affect Missed Appointment Rates?

Sessions moderated by faculty

Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse, Health of Latinos across North American geographical contexts

Dr. Suzanne Selig, From research to action: Translation of CBPR into practice and/or policy change