GMaP Region 1 North Awardees

2016

Michael D. Wirth

Background

Dr. Michael Wirth is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as a Core Faculty Member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. He received his BS in biology from Wingate University in 2007, his MSPH in epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, in 2009 and his PhD in epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, in 2012.

Research Interests:

Circadian Biology; Diet and Diet Assessment; Cancer Screening; Disparities Research

Mentors:

Dr. James B. Burch, PhD; Dr. James R. Hébert, ScD;

 

Profile

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News

"NIH awards CHI, with a $1.5 million grant to adapt the Dietary Inflammatory Index, into clinical applications to help patients reduce chronic Inflammation" -Arnold School of Public Health | University of South Carolina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Presentations:

"The Children's Dietary Inflammatory Index (CDII) and Body Mass Index (BMI) Disparities Among African American Children."-10th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina. 2017.

"Diet-Associated Inflammation: Bridging from public health to clinical practice, academic invention to scholarly productivity, local concern to global relevance, and from the 'ivory tower' to commercial application."-Colloquium Series, South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina. 2016.

"Shift in Research Paradigms and Thought Processes? Past, Present, and Future" - Cancer Survivorship Center Research Forum, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina. 2016.

"The Creation and Evolution of the Dietary Inflammatory Index."-Colloquium Series, South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina. 2015.

"Effect of Sleep and Physical Activity on Markers of Inflammation"- Colloquium Series, South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina. 2014.

Deeonna Farr

Background

Dr. Deeonna Farr is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at East Carolina University. She received her Doctorate of Public Health from the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.  She holds a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University and a Bachelors in Human Development from Cornell University.

Research Interests:

Cancer Screening; Disparities Research; Community-based Participatory Research

Mentors:

Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES; Daniela B. Friedman, PhD; Cheryl A. Armstead, PhD; Swann Arp Adams, PhD; Sue P. Heiney, PhD; and James R. Hébert, ScD
 

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News

"HPEB doctoral candidate Deeonna Farr selected as American Fellow by AAUW"-  by Erin Bluvas, Arnold School of Public Health | University of South Carolina. 2016

“Arnold School’s Tryon and Farr share their graduate school experiences with congressional staff members.” by Erin Bluvas, Arnold School of Public Health | University of South Carolina. 2015

"Building communities for Health" by Hannah Spicer, The Graduate School - University of South Carolina. 2013.

 

Presentations: 

"Influence of culture and religion on fatalistic cancer beliefs." 9th American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. September 25, 2016

"What the heck is he doing here?' Impact of race, class and gender on Black men's healthcare seeking behaviors". American Public Health Association. November 3, 2015

"Opportunities & Attitudes: Influences on Research Participation in Black Americans". Cancer Prevention and Control Program Colloquium Series. April 18, 2014

Oluwole Babatunde

Background

Dr. Oluwole Babatunde is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Oluwole holds a certification in Data Processing and Management Information System (CertDPMIS) also from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria.

Research Interests:

Chronic Disease Epidemiology;  Health Management; Reproductive Health; Disparities Research

Mentors:

Swann Arp Adams, PhD and James R. Hébert, ScD
 
 
 

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News

South Carolina Smartstate Center for Health Care Quality-Junior Scholars (2017-2018 Cohort)

Ten Arnold School graduate students earn 2016-2017 SPARC Graduate Research Grants -  by Erin Bluvas, Arnold School of Public Health | University of South Carolina. 2017
 
 
 
 
 

Presentations: 

"Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis-to-Treatment Waiting Times in South Carolina"9th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial and Ethnic minorities and the Medically Underserved. September 25, 2016.

"Racial Disparities in Endometrial Cancer Mortality-to-Incidence Ratios among Blacks and Whites in South Carolina"- Cancer Prevention and Control Program Colloquium Series. April 15, 2016;