Recorded On: 04/07/2020

April 7, 2020 - 3:00pm ET


Moderator: Latrice Rollins, PhD

Adolescent Students’ Knowledge of & Attitude Towards People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Impact of a Peer Public Health Education Program in Abia State, Nigeria
Ursula Nnabueze, PhD and Liesl Nydegger, PhD, MPH

Health Education Programs for Disadvantaged Women in Bangladesh
Kamrun Mustafa, PhD CHES®, Fredanna McGough, PhD and Mainul Mustafa, MPA, CHES® 

Learning Objectives

1) Positive impact of peer public health education program on adolescent students’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS and attitude towards HIV/AIDS patients.

 2) A negative effect of the lack of peer public health education on students’ knowledge of HIV/AIDS and attitude toward HIV/AIDS. 

3) Critique Bangladesh government’s health education program for disadvantaged women. 

4) Articulate an alternative to the Bangladesh government’s health education program for disadvantaged women.

Latrice Rollins, PhD

Latrice Rollins is an Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Evaluation the MSM Prevention Research Center, embracing a community-based participatory approach for all projects she leads. Dr. Rollins is also a Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leader, seeking to build a culture of health and advance social and health equity for African American fathers. She worked for Georgia’s Office of Child Support Services and the Georgia Fatherhood Program. Dr. Rollins was an award-winning program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General, evaluating national programs that impact the most underserved populations. She presents at state and national conferences on father engagement and provides father engagement training for practitioners in various sectors. She is the editor and one of many authors of the upcoming book, Engaging African American Fathers: Strategies and Lessons Learned. She has also developed publicly accessible policy briefs, newsletters, and white papers on engaging fathers. Dr. Rollins received a bachelor’s in sociology from Spelman College and a master’s and doctorate in social work from the University of Georgia.

Ursula Nnabueze, PhD

Ursula Chigozie Nnabueze(Ph.D); A Professor of Public Health Education. Department of Health and Physical Education, Enugu University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Nigeria. She was the immediate past Head of Department (HOD). A visiting Senior Lecturer with Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Cape Coast Ghana (2009-2011). She has published widely both nationally and internationally. She is involved in professional activities nationally through Nigerian Association of Health Educators, (NAHE) and Health Education and Promotion Research Association of Nigeria (HEPRAN). She was a UNICEF National Consultant (WASH SECTION), the lead researcher for Wins4Girls in Schools On Menstrual Hygiene Management project in Nigeria (Feb – Sept, 2015). Currently on sabbatical with the Department of Public Health Madonna University Nigeria.

Kamrun Mustafa, PhD CHES®

Kamrun has a PhD in health education from SIU Carbondale. Right after their doctorate, they joined the Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. Then completed another 2 years at Xavier for University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg, MS. Due to budget cuts in the program that position was abolished and Kamrun went to Bangladesh and worked as a visiting faculty at two universities. During this period, they were also engaged in research activities in health education and public health. Kamrun is also a certified substance abuse counselor in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Their current research focus also includes substance abuse in Bangladesh, where drug is spreading like a forest fire.

Fredanna M'Cormack McGough

Fredanna M’Cormack McGough, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and an Associate Professor of Public Health at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. As a registered dietitian and public health professional, Dr. McGough’s research interests focus on women’s health concerns, particularly addressing social injustices, and exploring socio-ecological factors that influence dietary practices and maternal health access and outcomes. Dr. McGough has conducted research on health care accessibility of pregnant women and lactating mothers in Sierra Leone and developed study abroad and internship opportunities for students in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. During the Ebola crisis, Dr. McGough provided Ebola prevention education to rural communities in addition to conducting research on health accessibility.

Liesl Nydegger, PhD, MPH

Liesl Nydegger, PhD, MPH, CHES is an Assistant Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education and Director of the Gender Health Equity Lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nydegger earned her Ph.D. in Health Promotion Sciences with a concentration in Global Health, and her Master's in Public Health from Claremont Graduate University, School of Community and Global Health. In 2015, Dr. Nydegger was awarded a 2-year Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Nydegger was awarded a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in 2012-2013 that took place at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Dr. Nydegger's research interests focus on sexual health equity among vulnerable and underserved populations such as people who engage in problematic substance use and racial/ethnic minorities who experience health disparities. Specifically, she is interested in HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk and prevention by considering individual- (e.g., substance use, survival sex), interpersonal- (e.g., intimate partner violence, childhood sexual and physical abuse), and structural-level factors (e.g., substandard/unstable housing, poverty, and structural racism/sexism). Dr. Nydegger's current research combines these multiple levels to develop theory-based interventions to prevent HIV/STIs and violence among women of color.

Mainul Mustafa, MPA, CHES®

Mr. Mainul Mustafa had his Masters in Public Administration with special emphasis in Health Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a CHES and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Illinois. He also taught in the Lakeland College of Illinois. As a substance abuse counselor, he worked in a variety of settings including Halfway House, Inpatient Residential program and correctional setup. Currently he manages a house for the developmentally disabled people in Upstate New York.  Mr. Mustafa had several publications on Public health issues. He is a regular presenter in SOPHE, APHA and other professional conferences in the US. His research interest is Adolescent health, Drug education, and Health Disparities.

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