American Public Health Association Meeting

Join us at APHA!

The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier public health educational forum in the United States. This year, the meeting will take place October 24-27, 2021 in Denver, CO and will have an online option. Virtual poster sessions will start earlier on October 21.

Public Health Expo

Find the UI College of Public Heath in the exhibit hall — booth 1834. (map) (hours)

CPH Presentations

The following is a list of College of Public Health faculty, staff, and students and other University of Iowa colleagues presenting at APHA. Poster sessions will take place before the meeting begins and are all virtual.

Virtual Poster Sessions

Day Time Title Presenter
Thurs, 10/21 9:30 – 11:00 AM Health equity in practice: Lessons learned from developing and implementing health equity workforce development for local public health department staff Rima Afifi, Kathleen May, Felicia Pieper, Hannah Shultz, Laurie Walkner
Thurs, 10/21 9:30 – 11:00 AM Post-9/11 military women’s concerns about the impact of their Iraq/Afghanistan deployment on their partners and children Anne Sadler, James Torner, Brian Cook, Michelle Mengeling
Thurs, 10/21 9:30 – 11:00 AM Social circles and sobriety: The role of friends and family in untreated recovery from alcohol use disorder Loulwa Soweid, Hailey Boudreau, Lena Thompson, Paul Gilbert
Thurs, 10/21 9:30 – 11:00 AM What relationships? Now they’re just gone’: Relative as parent caregiving during a pandemic Ellen Schafer, Kathleen Mullen, Brandi Waselewski, Sato Ashida, Sarah E. Toevs
Thurs, 10/21 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Association of cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use with respiratory symptoms among youth in the United States Tingting Yao, Shannon Watkins, Hai-Yen Sung, Yingning Wang, James Lightwood, Wendy Max
Thurs, 10/21 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM The association between e-cigarette use and asthma among u.s. adults Yingning Wang, Hai-Yen Sung, Tingting Yao, James Lightwood, Shannon Watkins, Dian Gu, Chen Lyu, Wendy Max
Thurs, 10/21 12:30 – 2:00 PM An assessment of administrative evidence-based practices at the association of state and territorial health officials (ASTHO). Anjali Deshpande, Gabriel Kaplan, Ross C. Brownson, Marcus Plescia
Thurs, 10/21 12:30 – 2:00 PM Patient nativity and deportations from California mental health institutions practicing eugenic sterilization, 1908-1936 Levity Smith, Bridget Easler, Juan Gudino, Nicole Novak, Alexandra Stern
Thurs, 10/21 2:00 – 3:30 PM SBIRT approaches to address stressors and substance use affecting comprehensive well-being of college students Kate Alucard, Brian Vanderheyden
Thurs, 10/21 2:00 – 3:30 PM We don’t talk about it: Barriers to PrEP uptake among college students who identify as MSM Noah Wick, Rima Afifi
Fri, 10/22 8:30 – 10:00 AM Digital recovery support services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Differences by gender Paul Gilbert, Elizabeth Saathoff, Grant Brown, Sarah Kersten, Loulwa Soweid, Anne Helene Skinstad, Nina Mulia, Sarah Zemore, Lee Ann Kaskutas
Fri, 10/22 8:30 – 10:00 AM Queer in the heartland: Predictors of empirically derived substance use patterns Elizabeth Baker, Paul Gilbert, Christopher Wheldon, Brian Vanderheyden
Fri, 10/22 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Fatalities management workers COVID-19 related stress, coping, and wellbeing Jorge Calderon, Peter Teahen, Hanh Pham, Daniel Sewell, Mark Vander Weg, Sydney Zarate Sada, Rima Afifi
Fri, 10/22 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Military sexual assault reporting and post-assault healthcare: A comparison of servicemen’s and servicewomen’s experiences Michelle Mengeling, James Torner, Ginny Ryan, Anne Sadler
Fri, 10/22 1:00 – 2:30 PM Behavioral health programs in schools serving native students during COVID-19: A national exploratory needs assessment Noah Segal, Anne Helene Skinstad, Teresa Brewington, Julia Bollwitt, Christian Cota
Fri, 10/22 1:00 – 2:30 PM Resident assistant stress and well-being in the time of COVID-19 Anna Correa, Rebecca Bucklin, Hanh Pham, Daniel Sewell, Rima Afifi
Fri, 10/22 1:00 – 2:30 PM The infosalud campaign: Leveraging community-academic partnerships to strengthen community outreach, health education, and research capacity among latinx/puerto ricans in Chicago Lisa Aponte-Soto, Juan Calderon, Melissa Banerjee, Will Cobbs, Zenaida Lopez, Emely Medina, Monica Rodriguez, Xiomara Rodriguez, Darlene Kaskie, Susana Gonzalez, Kimberly Silva, Aida Giachello
Fri, 10/22 2:30 – 4:00 PM Failure to disclose – the fear of legal liability and impractical accreditation standards impeded the elimination of medical error Phoebe Jean-Pierre
Fri, 10/22 2:30 – 4:00 PM Using narrated ‘unboxing’ interviews to capture US adult tobacco users’ responses to a new heated tobacco product Minji Kim, Shannon Watkins, Kimberly Koester, Pamela Ling


Day Time Type Title Presenter
Sun, 10/24 4:00 – 5:30 PM Online 2070.0 Alcohol Online Oral #1 – from Global to Local: How Alcohol-Related Policies Affect Individuals’ Drinking and Community Harms Paul Gilbert, Cassie Greisen
Sun, 10/24 4:30 – 4:45 PM Online 2099.0 Immigration enforcement in the heartland: Health implications beyond the individual Juan Gudino, Nicole Novak, Alexa Kort, Isabella Reyes, Naomi Marroquin, Julia Zalenski, Natalia Espina, Elizabeth Bernal, Elizabeth Panicucci
Mon, 10/25 12:30 – 1:45 PM Online 3059.0 Why go it alone? reasons for not seeking help among adults who have resolved an alcohol use disorder Paul Gilbert, Loulwa Soweid, Hailey Boudreau, Lena Thompson
Mon, 10/25 2:30 – 2:45 PM In-person 3117.0 Regulating desirability: Immigration and sterilization in California’s state eugenics law, 1920-1945 Juan Gudino, Marie Kaniecki, Alexandra Stern, Natalie Lira, Nicole Novak
Mon, 10/25 2:45 – 3:00 PM In-person 3129.0 “I still have the kids help, but it’s more work”: Interviews with cacfp-participating childcare providers about their food practices. Sydney Evans, Helaina Thompson, Sarah Kersten, Kali Starin, Patrick Brady, Patti Delger, Natoshia M. Askelson
Mon, 10/25 3:00 – 3:15 PM In-person 3089.0 Qualitative approaches to investigating substance use using social media data Shannon Watkins, Makayla Morales, Kamara Shaw, Kate Snodgrass, Felicia Pieper, Emily Shaw
Mon, 10/25 4:20 – 4:40 PM Online 3181.0 Immigration enforcement and detention: Implications for sexual and reproductive health Nicole Novak
Tues, 10/26 10:30 – 10:45 AM Online 4094.0 Health benefits of native American talking circles during COVID-19: Measuring the preventative impact Steve Steine, Raymond Daw, Dan Foster, Ed Parsells, Noah Segal, Anne Helene Skinstad
Tues, 10/26 4:00 – 5:30 PM Online 4194.0 Alcohol Online Oral #2 – Making a Difference with Differences: Race, Income, Gender, and Adversity in Alcohol Use and Related Harms Cassie Greisen, Paul Gilbert
Wed, 10/27 8:30 – 10:00 AM Online 5039.0 Systems to Improve Mental Health for Children Adriana J Ramos-Yamamoto, Rima Afifi
Wed, 10/27 1:00 – 1:15 PM In-person & Online 5105.0 Building a social media community of practice for Iowa’s local public health agencies Anne Abbott, Lina Tucker Reinders