The Fall 2022 Public Health Innovations Conference

Friday, November 18th, 2022.

This conference is hosted by the Master of Public Health Program in the School of Medicine's Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences. It is the primary forum through which MPH students present the results of their community-based practical experiences and research projects. These experiences - collectively referred to as the Culminating Experience - are the centerpiece of the CWRU MPH program. The conference gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired through their academic coursework to a problem involving the health of the community.  Bringing together students, faculty, alumni, and community partners, the Public Health Innovations Conference is an opportunity for students to showcase the results of that work.

Schedule of Events and Zoom Meeting Information

Friday, November 18th

9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks 
9:30 am - 11:45 am Oral Presentations 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Keynote panel 

Alumni Perspectives on Outbreak Response: Lessons Learned from Monkeypox and COVID-19

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Oral Presentations 

A downloadable pdf of this agenda is available here

Zoom information:

Meeting ID: 966 7332 6271
Passcode: MPH

Posters will be available for viewing online below, beginning Thursday, November 17th 

For more information about the Fall 2022 Public Health Innovations Conference, please be in contact with Andrew Morris, MPH, Director of Community Based Education at

Practicum Posters

Shivani Agrawal The Impact of a Hyper Local Farmers Market in Old Brooklyn, OH
Grace Armstrong Infant Mortality and Birth Outcomes in Cleveland, OH
Elena Barone HEAL at Community Legal Aid
Samantha Bentley Understanding the Food Environment of Cleveland after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Avantika Bhaduri WCC Visits for Children with Asthma: Does Social Needs Navigation Help Drive Visit Attendance?
Uva Dasari Elements of Organizing CCYWI Social Media Platforms Through Research, Plan, and Structure
Elizabetta Deblasio Marketing Influences on Public Health - Healthcare Communications Strategy
Ethan Feingold Working With the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods to Improve Data Collection and Management for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Eleanor Gillerlane Hinkes Community Health Needs Assessment: A Neighborhood Level Approach
Caitlyn Gillespie Community: Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within The HealthCare System
Clara C. Harb Mapping Incidence of Post-Transfusion Malaria in an Endemic Population
Jessica Hervol

Assisting Research in COVID Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Studies

Amy Hodik

Impact of MHM and SHRE Access for Young Girls in Mt. Gessi School, Uganda

Claire Keanna Vector Ecology Research to Mitigate Tick-Borne Illnesses in Shoreline Connecticut: An Entomological Approach to Public Health
Riddhi Modi

Assessing Oral-Health Related Quality of Life in Patients Diagnosed with Periodontal Disease

Amber Olson

Obesity Education: A Needs Assessment of the Medical School Curriculum

Tharun Rao

Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Screening in Franklin County, Ohio

Karli Redinger

An Analysis of CWRU's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathan Ruhde Emergency Food Assistance and Food Security
Ria Tilve

Chemical Shift-based MRI Techniques to Evaluate Muscle Fatty Infiltration

Olivia Thomas Development of Educational Materials in CHW Training in Nicaragua
Mallory Walsh

Empowering Parents With Data: Creating Infographics to Share Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results With Parents of High School Students in Cuyahoga County

Sara Yacoub Assessing NHS Patient Experiences in Hackney, London