Shenkman to Discuss Research at HealthStreet Event

Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will speak on the Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Project at HealthStreet’s upcoming Our Community, Our Health event on Thursday, July 31. Our Community, Our Health is a forum for conversation between health researchers and the community and provides a way to share research findings, plan future research and build mutual respect and trust. The event’s community reception runs from 4:30-5 followed by speakers and a discussion from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held at HealthStreet (2401 SW Archer Road).

Shenkman, who also directs the Institute for Child Health Policy, will discuss how participants, who have both physical and mental health conditions, work with a personal navigator to identify their health risks and set and attain their wellness goals as part of a three-year study in Texas. Other presentations include:

  • A CBPR approach to facilitate linkage to care for persons with HIV with Christa L. Cook, Ph.D., MSN, RN, assistant professor in the College of Nursing’s Department of Health Care Environments and Systems. The purpose of this study was to better understand what influences decisions to seek or not seek HIV care through a series of interviews with people living with HIV.
  • Goal aspirations among nulliparous, primparious and multiparious adolescent girls: A qualitative study with Evelyn King-Marshall, adjunct assistant professor in the┬áCollege of Public Health and Health Professions’ Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health. The purpose of the study was to assess the definition of success and goal aspirations of teen parents…as compared to a non-pregnant/parenting population.
  • Exploring trust in community-academic research partnerships via concept mapping with Deepthi Varma, Ph.D., MPhil, M.S.W. in the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions’┬áDepartment of Epidemiology and College of Medicine. This study, which involved five universities across the country, sought to better understand and define trust through a series of focus groups help with various community stakeholders, including community members, community partners and providers, and academic researchers.