2019 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting

October 14 & 15, 2018
Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR

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Monday, October 14, 2019

8:00 – 9:15 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Craig Mosbaek, MPH
President, Oregon Public Health Association

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Address
"Historical Trauma to Historical Wisdom: How Indigenous Values are Good Medicine"
Jillene Joseph
Executive Director, Native Wellness Institute

Introduction: Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D.
Director of Community Diversity Relations
Oregon State University

10:30 – 10:45 BREAK

10:45 – 12:00 Concurrent Sessions #1

(A) PANEL: Promoting Strong Native Men and Communities: honoring the process of healing and the wisdom of our ancestors for diabetes prevention
Moderator/Discussant: Jillene Joseph
Kelly Gonzales*, Jillene Joseph*, Cicilio Goodlance*, Will Penn, Gary Westley*, Cedar Westley*
(B) PANEL: Disaster Sanitation: When There's No Place to Go
Moderator/Discussant: Laura Hall
Laura Hall*, Scott Johnson*, Erin O'Connell*, Sue Mohnkern*
Moderator/Discussant: Jeff Bethel
1. International Student TB Screening in a University Setting
James R. Koski*, MD, MPH
2. Examining the Impact of Self-Referral STI Testing on a College Campus
Marissa Song Mayeda*, Amanda Stevens, Mark Hornabrook
3. Promising Practices: Building an evidence-base to support student sexual health through large-scale condom distribution programs on college campuses
Cate Clegg-Thorp*, Christina Cendejas*, Autumn Shafer*, Adria Godon-Bynum*
Moderator/Discussant: Kim La Croix
1. Pharmacist provision of hormonal contraception: the first year of implementation in Oregon's Medicaid program
Susannah E. Gibbs* and S. Marie Harvey
2. Evaluating the effect of Medicaid expansion on access to preventive reproductive care for women in Oregon
Susannah E. Gibbs, S. Marie Harvey, Linh Bui, Lisa P. Oakley, Jeff Luck*, and Jangho Yoon
3. The impact of Medicaid expansion on utilization of Medicaid-financed abortion services among Oregon women of reproductive age
S. Marie Harvey, Susannah E. Gibbs, and Lisa P. Oakley*
Moderator/Discussant: Tabitha Jensen

1. What's Next for Public Health Advocacy? Tips, tools, and guidance for bringing your public health expertise to Salem
Jessica Nischik-Long* MPH, Sierra Prior* MPH
2. The Power of Neutral Conveners: Multi-sector collaborations to improve community health
Caryn Wheeler, MPH; Andrea Krause*, DVM MS MPH; Angela Warren; Belle Shepherd, MPH
3. The New Medicaid Fraud- How CCO pay-for-performance schemes defraud our patients, providers and the tax payer
Peter Mahr*, MD
Moderator/Discussant: Yumie Takata
1. Are We Eating Enough Legumes?  Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2014 and Beans, Lentils, Peas (BLP) 2017 Survey
Perera, Thushanthi, Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Corvallis, (OR) Takata, Yumie, Oregon State University, Corvallis, (OR) Bobe, Gerd*, Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Corvallis, (OR)
2. Reframing Obesity Prevention Work in Oregon: Data, Policy, and Coalition
Jill Thompson-Hutson, Jennifer Chandler, Miriam McDonell, MD, FACOG*, Lillie Manvel, MPH* 
3. A Tale of Three Programs: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Childhood Obesity
Jacqueline Moreno*, MPH, Jennifer Webster*, MPH, CHES

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch & Networking

Section Meetings/Events

1:00 – 1:15 BREAK

1:15 – 2:30 Concurrent Sessions #2

(A) PANEL: Comprehensive Suicide Postvention Response: Lessons Learned from Three Oregon Counties
Moderator/Discussant: TBD
Whitney Schumacher*, MPH  Galli Murray*, LCSW  Debra Darmata*, M.S
Moderator/Discussant: Kathleen Carlson
1. Validity of Mental Health Indicators in Oregon's Violent Death Reporting System Data: An Analysis of Firearm Deaths among Veterans who use the VA Healthcare System
Kathleen Carlson*, PhD; Tess Gilbert, MHS; Susan DeFrancesco, JD, MPH; Lawrence Cook, PhD
2. Educating Providers and the Public About the Link Between Firearm Ownership and Suicide
Penny Okamoto*, Joanne Skirving
3. Building Community & Organizational Capacity for Trauma Informed and Equity Approaches in Washington County
Erin Jolly*, Phyusin Myint*
Moderator/Discussant: Curtis Cude
1. Association between Household Air Pollution and Lung Function in Adults across 11 Low- and Middle- Income Countries
Ying Wang*, Perry Hystad, Ellen Smit
2. Domestic Well Testing Data from Real Estate Transactions: A Data Source for Arsenic, Nitrate and Coliform Contaminants in Private Well Water
Carol A. Trenga*, PhD, MS
3. Prenatal Co-Exposure to Methylmercury and Inorganic Arsenic in Oregon
Sarah Rothenberg*
Moderator/Discussant: Kelly Gonzales
1. Working Across Cultures - Creating Unified Programs Between Jurisdictions
Kristen Wils*, Lynda Daniel*
2. Achieving Thriving Indigenous Communities: colonization as a determinant of health
Kelly Gonzales*
3. Breaking the Barriers: Increasing Health Care Access for Undocumented Immigrants
Kelly Soto* NS4 & Rana Halabi Najjar* PhD, RN, CPNP
Moderator/Discussant: Abigail Wells
1. Marijuana use during pregnancy: results from Samaritan Health Services, 2016-2019
Paulina Kaiser*, PhD MPH; Olivia Pipitone, MPH; Julia Paz, DO
2. Using incentive to reduce tobacco use in pregnancy: a collaborative effort between local public health and a coordinated care organization
Jennifer Webster*, MA, MPH, Jacqueline Moreno*, MPH
3. First Steps: Supporting Maternal and Early Childhood Health through Partnership
Maranda Varsik, Transformation Specialist, Columbia Pacific CCO; Maegan Pelatt*, Maternal Child Youth Programs Manager, CareOregon; Emileigh Canales, Quality Improvement Analyst, Columbia Pacific CCO
Moderator/Discussant: Angela Weaver
1. Step It Up! Survivors: Implementation of an Evidence-Based Walking Program in Oregon Communities
Cynthia K Perry*, PhD, FNP-BC, Laura P Campbell, MBA, MPH, Elizabeth S. Wenzel, MPH, L. Kris Gowen, PhD, EdM, Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, Jackilen Shannon, PhD
2. The Association of Neighborhood Walkability and Physical Activity in Differing Levels of Acculturated Latinx Adults
Jonathan A. Pedroza*, Nichole R. Kelly, & Elizabeth L. Budd
3. Examining the Feasibility of Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Advance Statewide Physical Education Policies in Oregon
Nina Taylor*, MPH, Kathy Gunter, PhD

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 4:00 ***OPHA Board Meeting***

2:45 – 4:00 Concurrent Sessions #3

(A) PANEL: Intersection between exposures to environmental contaminants, immune function, and infectious diseases
Moderator/Discussant: Molly Kile
Faye V. Andrews*, Sharia M. Ahmed*, Barrett Welch, and Molly Kile*
Moderator/Discussant: Susannah Gibbs
1. What a Cluster: Novel Ways to Identify, Locate and Connect Persons Involved in a Complex STI Investigation
Tessa Robinson* BSN, RN and Carrie Shuler* DVM, MPH
2. Higher reproductive concerns related to fertility counseling: A cross-sectional study of young adult male cancer survivors in the U.S.
Julia Drizin*, M.A., T. Mike Hsieh, M.D., Jessica R. Gorman, Ph.D.
3. 'It's a Shared Experience': Navigating Sexual Health in Cancer Survivorship from a Dyadic Perspective
Jessica R. Gorman, Ph.D., Ellie Smith*, M.A., Julia Drizin, M.A., Lindsey Benoit, S. Marie Harvey Dr.PH
Moderator/Discussant: Jana Peterson-Besse
1. Gaps in Health Services Research with the Transgender Population (2008-2018): A Systematic Mapping Review
Abigail Mulcahy*
2. Understanding the relationship between number of disability-related conditions and stigma in a survey of US adults
Chandra A. Char* MPH, Sheryl Thorburn PhD MPH, Kathleen Bogart MS PhD, & Adam Branscum MS PhD
3. Disparities in Organ Allocation Among Patients of Varying Socioeconomic Status in the United States
Margo Kahn*, Tao Li
Moderator/Discussant: Sunil Khanna
1. Use of digital storytelling to engage parents, and inform systems and policy change
Nurit Fischler, Anna Stiefvater*, Vanessa Shea*
2. Rural Southern Oregon Community Awareness of Early Childhood Home Visiting
Callie Lambarth*, Diane Reid
3. Abuela, Mama y Yo: Advancing Latino Food Equity in Oregon
Rebeca Marquez*, Briana Arnold, Izzy Ventura Meda, Dawn M. Richardson
Moderator/Discussant: Jeff Luck
1. Shortage or Maldistribution: Shifting the Conversation About Oregon's Nursing Workforce
Rick Allgeyer*
2. Bullying in nursing and interventions
Anastasia Rose* and Sherrill Hooke*
3. PERC-med: The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative for Medical Professionals
Diana R. Simmes*, Kaci Buhl, Suzanne Forsyth
Moderator/Discussant: Ken Rosenberg
1. Best Babies Zone Portland: Housing as a Social Determinant of Health
Nick Sauvie*, Executive Director, ROSE Community Development
2. Impacts of a long-term rent assistance program for low-income seniors--a longitudinal qualitative study
Kayla Albrecht McMenamin, MPH*, JB Rinaldi, BS, Natalie Royal Kenton, MPH


4:00 – 5:30 OPHA Poster Session                                                   
Networking and hors d’oeuvres

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7:00 – 9:00 OPHA 75th Anniversary Celebration 


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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome & Introductory Comments
Robb Hutson, MA
President-Elect, Oregon Public Health Association

9:00 – 9:15 Brief reports from OPHA Sections

9:15 – 10:15 Keynote Address
"Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America"
Mary Otto
Independent Journalist and Author

Laura McKeane, EFDA
Oral Health Integration Manager – AllCare Health

Bruce W. Austin, DMD
Statewide Dental Director, Oregon Health Authority

10:15  – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 Concurrent Sessions #4

(A) PANEL: Public Health Professionals integrating Public Health Approaches in non-Public Health Agencies
Moderator/Discussant: Craig Mosbaek
Craig Mosbaek*, Jamie Waltz*, Sabrina Freewyn*, Abe Moland*
Moderator/Discussant: Tosha Zaback
1. Impact of AllCare Health's First Tooth Training on Children's Receipt of Oral Health Assessments, Fluoride Varnishes, and Other Dental Services
Jannate Ahmed*, Hannah Cohen-Cline, Megan Holtorf, Sarah Bartelmann Center for Outcomes Research and Education, Providence Health & Services
2. Barriers to eye care among participants of a mobile eye clinic
Kousanee Chheda, Tosha Zaback*, Rong Wu, Mitchell V Brinks*
3. Washington County Dental Health Access Project: Innovative Partnership to Achieve Equity in Access to Oral Health
Karen Shimada, Dora Sandoval*, Erin Jolly*
Moderator/Discussant: Tabitha Jensen
1. Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare: Fulfilling the Triple Aim by Supporting Kids with Medical Complexity and Social Vulnerability
Malika Waschmann*, Kate Rosen*, Catlin Dennis, Michael Harris
2. Family Impact of Childhood Chronic Health Conditions
Frances Lynch*, John Dickerson, Joanna Bulkley, Lisa Croen, Maria Massolo, Beth Waitzfelder, Yihe Diada, Brigit Hatch, Eric Fombonne
3. After School Cooking Courses that Work: Master Chefs and Fresh Grown Cooking
Jacobs, Julie, Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Corvallis, (OR) Russo, Candace, Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Corvallis, (OR) Bobe, Gerd*, Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Corvallis, (OR)
Moderator/Discussant: Angela Weaver
1. Evaluating Short and Long-Term Temperature Exposures on Cardiovascular Events and Mortality in the Global Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study
John Paul Bigouette*, MPH, MS, ATC; Mary Willis, MPH; Perry Hystad, Ph.D; On behalf of the PURE Study Team
2. Water Insecurity in Oregon?
Cordelia Schimpf, MPH & Curtis Cude*
3. Using the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to build adaptive capacity to climate change in a coastal Washington county
Jeff Bethel*
Moderator/Discussant: Dusti Linnell
1. Assessing the Intersection of Public Health and Urban Planning to Evaluate Food Equity in Portland, OR
Briana Arnold*
2. How beliefs and attitudes of self-reliance affects food security in the land of cheese, trees, and ocean breeze
Jessica (Dusti) Linnell*
3. Perceptions of Food Access and Availability for Residents of a Rural, Oregon Town
Anna F. Cahn*, Megan Campbell, Nichole R. Kelly, Elizabeth L. Budd
Moderator/Discussant: Jay Kim
1. New approaches to employee wellness programs. Putting a spotlight on prevention.
Case Escher*, Karla Thommen, Robin Halverson*, Alexa Galluzzo*
2. Increasing Team Truck Drivers' Walking Time and Sleep Hygiene Behaviors to Improve Sleep Quality
Jarred Rimby*, Rachel Springer, Peter Johnson, Steven A. Shea, Miguel Marino, Fangfang Wang, Frank Ryou, Ryan Olson, Taryn Thompson
3. Cognitive Training and its Role in Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
Robert Fruin*, Winston Kennedy*

11:45 – 1:45 OPHA Awards Luncheon & Panel Discussion  
Panel: Taking a Shot at Vaccination Conundrums
Moderated by Paul Lewis, MD, Tri-county Public Health Officer


  • Nadine Gartner, Founding Executive Director, Boost Oregon
  • Marion Ceraso, PhD, Associate Professor, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Sunil Khanna, PhD, Professor, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences

1:45 – 2:00 BREAK

2:00 – 3:15 Concurrent Sessions #5

(A) PANEL: Medicare for All: What does it mean and what does it mean for health care access?
Moderator/Discussant: Ken Rosenberg
Samuel Metz*, Michael Huntington*, Warren George*, Peter Mahr, Nancy Sullivan
Moderator/Discussant: Mitch Haas
1. An evaluation of the relationship between access to e-cigarettes and the usage of e-cigarettes among high and middle school students in the US
Ibukun E Fowe*
2. Assessing Tobacco Policy Readiness in Local Government Jurisdictions
Andrea Krause*, Whitney Juszczak, Emily Mossberg, Krista Murphy, and Tanya Phillips*
3. Towards Tobacco Retailer Licensing in Oregon: Evidence for Action
Allison E. Myers*, PhD, MPH
Moderator/Discussant: Katie Harris
1. Using trauma Informed care to build community resiliency
Robin Maille*, Naomi Tuinstra, Scott Carpenter
2. The North Douglas County Community Health Needs Assessment - A Rural Health Success Story Starts to Unfold
Diane Reid*, Callie Lambarth
3. A review of the National Grange: A Community Level Resource with the Capacity to Increase the Reach of Public Health Promotion and Prevention for Rural Residents
Lillian L. Anderson*, MPH and Veronica L. Irvin, PhD, MPH
Moderator/Discussant: Curtis Cude
1. Lane County Dovetail Program - helping community members finding the most fitting services
Teresa Roark, MPH; Kelby Land*, MPH
2. Visualizing and mapping place-based social determinants of health
Peter Banwarth*
3. Patients with social determinants of health needs report worse healthcare experiences
Mary Gray*, Kyle Jones, Heather Polonsky
Moderator/Discussant: Tabitha Jensen
1. The Use of Non-Traditional, Peer-Led Education to Eliminate Access to Care Barriers in Adolescents
Hannah Sokoloff-Rubin* and Nicole Mayer*
2. Applying the Community Health Worker framework to improve educational equity for Latino youth in Oregon: Results from the 2017 -2018 Juntos Program Evaluation
Amy Young*, MPH, Andrea Flores*, BS, Yuridia Reyes*, BA, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos*, PhD, MPH
3. Social pathways between adverse childhood experiences and poor adult health: Mediation by early adulthood experiences
Claire Devine*, Leif Rustvold, Hannah Cohen-Cline
Moderator/Discussant: Katherine Bradley
1. Who Pneu? An Innovative Public Health + Hospital Partnership Boosts Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates
Pat Luedtke* MD, Senior Public Health Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Lane County Department of Health & Human Services; Luis Pimentel*, MPH, Community Health Analyst, Lane County Public Health
2. Partnering with non-health organizations to reduce type 2 diabetes risk in rural Oregon
Jessica (Dusti) Linnell*, Michelle Jenck, Marlene Putman, Steven Blakesley, and Bill Baertlein
3. Changes in Client Self-Sufficiency Over Time in an Interprofessional Healthcare and Social Needs Navigation Program
Heather Voss* PhD, RN; Kate La Forge* MPH; Katherine Bradley PhD, RN; Sydnee Stoyles MBST, MAT

3:15 – 3:30 BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 OPHA Annual Membership & Business Meeting


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