Health Science: Undergraduate Research

Health Science: Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students at Truman are heavily involved in research projects. Most of the projects they research involve questions proposed and developed by students. Once students decide to perform research on a particular topic of their choosing, they work with a faculty mentor. The students (with the help of the mentor) refine the question, design the study, collect the data, calculate the variables, analyze the results, and prepare the work for presentation and/or publication.

For more information, please contact Dr. Roberta Donahue, Department Chair (rdonahue@truman.edu).


Health Science Articles

Christy Vogt (2009). Evaluation of the QPR Suicide Prevention Program, Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, 19, 55-60. Presented at 2008 MOAHPERD poster session, Osage Beach, MO (Winner of the 2008 McSwegen Student Research Award at the MOAHPERD Conference).


Health Science Presentations

2012

C. Cox, J. Visker, Scaccia Ferro, Joan McDermott, and Justin (2012). Students’ perceptions of school learning climate in a rural juvenile detention center educational facility. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

J. Visker (2012). An assessment of parent-child sexual communication and relationship satisfaction during adolescence: A retrospective study. International Conference of the Health Risks of Youth, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mitch Stewart, C. Cox, and J. Visker (2012). Interdisciplinary Clinical Education Program. American School Health Association, San Antonio, TX.

Cody Campbell, C. Cox, and J. Visker (2012). Workplace violence prevention workshops for employees: A pilot program. American School Health Association, San Antonio, TX.

2011

C. Cox and Justin McDermott (2011). Slips, Trips and Falls at the Worksite: A Brief Prevention Workshop. The American School Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY.

C. Cox and Jon Jones (2011). Trends in Tobacco Use of Rural Northeast Missouri Middle School Students. The American School Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY.

R. Donahue (2011). Creativity: An often overlooked approach to managing stress. Meeting of the Minds, Kansas City, MO.

R. Donahue, D. Holbrook, and Darius Taylor (2011). Teaching students to overcome the bystander effect. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

J. Visker (2011). Presentation: Orienteering for fun and fitness. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

J. Clark, Sarah Folks, Grace McGaughey, and Katie Emery (2011). Pharm party, sunsense for schools, grabbing Red Bull by the horns. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, San Diego, CA.

2010

C. Cox and Cassandra Hester (2010). Non-Traditional Health Education Lessons Targeted to At-Risk Youth on Probation. The American School Health Association National Conference, Kansas City, MO.

C. Cox and Megan Temme (2010). Elementary School Students’ Level of Physical Activity During Recess. The American School Health Association National Conference, Kansas City, MO.

2009

C. Cox and Julie Hasken (2009). Support Broker Training: Self-Directed Care For the Disabled. The American School Health Association Conference, Denver, CO.

C. Cox and Jenna Osseck (2009). Use of a Focus Group of Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility to Recommend Programming Based on the Results of a Developmental Assets Profile. The American School Health Association Conference, Denver, CO.

C. Cox, Joan Scaciaferro, Samantha Goode, Rachel Van Cleave, Julie Hasken, and Justin McDermott (2009). Patient Navigators for a Diabetes Self- Management Program. The American School Health Association Conference, Denver, CO.

C. Cox and Megan Temme (2009). The Effect of an Active Learning Health Education Unit on the Health Knowledge of Students in an Academic Recovery Program. The American School Health Association Conference, Denver, CO.

M. Jennings, Morgan Clennin, and Sarah Kohlstedt, American University, (2009). College females and physical activity trends: Recommendation for empowering female fitness on campuses. Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.

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