Poster Presenters

Unraveling Barriers to Colorectal Cancer screening Among Insured African American Men and Women.

Kelcy T. Walker, DrPH, MA.
Dr. Walker is an Assistant Professor at Saint Augustine’s University in the Department of Public Health and Exercise Science, School of Science, Mathematics and Public Health.  Her local, statewide, and national experience cuts across many health matters including: HIV/AIDS, cancer prevention, diabetes management, chronic disease education and prevention

Examining the Relationship Between Perceived and Actual CVD Risk Factors and Health Behaviors in Black College Students

Rhonda Robinson, MSN,  FNP-C  is a DNP student at WSSU,  in the School of Nursing Department.

Kristina Roberson, DNP, WSSU

Elijah O. Onsomu, PhD, WSSU.

Vanessa Duren-Winfield, PhD, WSSU.

Yolanda Johnson, DNP, NC Agricultural and Technical College.

Cathy Dearman, PhD, WSSU.

Mindfulness Feasibility in a HBCU Health Education Course

Ronda Wright, MSN, WSSU

Kristina Roberson, DNP, WSSU

Elijah Onsomu, PhD, WSSU

Vanessa Duren-Winfield, PhD, WSSU

Yolanda Johnson, DNP,  NC Agricultural and Technical College

Cathy Dearman, PhD, WSSU.

Elijah O. Onsomu, PhD, MS, MPH, MCHES.
Dr. Onsomu is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University. He is also a 2009-2010 Population Reference Bureau Fellow in Policy Communication (Population and Health). He studies Health Services Research and Public Health approaches to promoting population health. His research focuses on the Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Domestic Violence, and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors.  He has published in numerous journals, and he serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity:  Research, Education and Policy.

Examining Blood Pressure Re-Classification Among African-American HBCU Students Amid New Hypertension Guidelines

Ronda Renee Wright, MSN, NP-C.
Ms. Wright is a doctorate of nursing practice student at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing. Her interests in research include: prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease/risks and management of stress through meditation techniques.   

Kristina Roberson, DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C.
Dr. Roberson is an assistant professor of nursing at Winston-Salem State University in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing.  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains an active practice caring for disadvantaged populations. Her research interests include cardiac health & disease, sexual health, access to care, and health advocacy.  Her career has encompassed primary care, home health, public health, acute care, and program administration.    Her focus is on improving population health by leading quality focused system changes, and creating positive learning environments for students.

Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among African American College Students Through Blood Marker Investigation

Georgia A. McCauley, PhD, MBA, MT(AMT).
Dr. McCauley is an associate professor, Chair and Program Director in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University.  Her experiences and interests are in medical laboratory science management and education, health disparities and health equity, and community outreach. Dr. McCauley is currently the President of the North Carolina State Society of American Medical Technologists.

Vanessa Duren-Winfield, MS, PhD.
Dr. Duren-Winfield is assistant professor at Winston-Salem State University in the Healthcare Management Department where she teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She is Director of Research in the School of Health Sciences.   For over two decades, her professional career has focused on health disparities research, and her primary research interests include the role of physical activity on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and health literacy. HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevention among HBCU students is of particular interest. She is a board member of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network.

Jennifer P. Osborne is a Clinical Laboratory Science student at Winston-Salem State University

Victoria Gibson, is a Clinical Laboratory Science student at Winston-Salem State University

De’Shonda James is a Clinical Laboratory Science student at Winston-Salem State University

Analyzing Innovation Opportunities and Challenges in a Low-Income Rural Population With Barriers in Access to Prenatal Care

Sherrika Walton, RN, BSN.
Sherrika Walton is a BSN-DNP scholar at Winston-Salem State University.  She has recently completed the Family Nurse Practitioner component of the BSN-DNP program and is actively implementing her doctoral project, Evaluating Centering Group Prenatal Care in Rural Women with Low-Socioeconomic Status to Promote Access to Care and Improve Pregnancy Outcomes.  Mrs. Walton has been invited to speak at multiple women’s conferences addressing health disparities and disseminating evidence-based practices to promote population health.  She is a critical care nurse at Carolinas Healthcare System.

Kristina Roberson, DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C.
Dr. Roberson is an assistant professor of nursing at Winston-Salem State University in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing.  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains an active practice caring for disadvantaged populations. Her research interests include cardiac health & disease, sexual health, access to care, and health advocacy.  Her career has encompassed primary care, home health, public health, acute care, and program administration. Her focus is on improving population health by leading quality focused system changes, and creating positive learning environments for students.

Understanding Motivation and Barriers for Heart Healthy Behavior in African American College Students

Sherrika Walton, RN, BSN.
Sherrika Walton is a BSN-DNP scholar at Winston-Salem State University.  She has recently completed the Family Nurse Practitioner component of the BSN-DNP program and is actively implementing her doctoral project, Evaluating Centering Group Prenatal Care in Rural Women with Low-Socioeconomic Status to Promote Access to Care and Improve Pregnancy Outcomes.  Mrs. Walton has been invited to speak at multiple women’s conferences addressing health disparities and disseminating evidence-based practices to promote population health.  She is a critical care nurse at Carolinas Healthcare System.

Kristina Roberson, DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C.
Dr. Roberson is an assistant professor of nursing at Winston-Salem State University in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing.  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains an active practice caring for disadvantaged populations. Her research interests include cardiac health & disease, sexual health, access to care, and health advocacy.  Her career has encompassed primary care, home health, public health, acute care, and program administration. Her focus is on improving population health by leading quality focused system changes, and creating positive learning environments for students.

Identifying Best Practice Approaches for Custodial Grandparents Raising Children With Special Needs

Joylynne Wills,  MGA,  OTR/L.
Wills is a clinical instructor at Howard University in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. She has 30 years of experience as a practicing occupational therapist with expertise in pediatric therapy. She has extensively worked with children with developmental delays and sensory processing disorders. She has also worked with individuals with visual disabilities in acute care and private practice settings. Mrs. Wills has written scholarly articles and made presentations at professional conferences.  For the past 17 years she has taught pediatrics to occupational therapy students and supervised master and thesis projects.  Ashleigh R. Benson,  Inesha N. Shannon, Jalyn Willis,  MSOT students at Howard University.

Knowledge, Access, and Utilization of Low Vision Assistive Technology.

Karline Belizaire, Chaya Goldman,  Marlin Ranson, and Marchae Lee,  MSOT students at Howard University.

Development and Pilot of an Inter-professional Education Programme Suitable for a Clinical Setting

Labeeqah Jaffer-Wingrove, MA Psych.
Ms. Jaffer-Wingrove  is an Inter-Professional Education Coordinator and took up this role in 2017. Her capacity includes the IPE teaching and supervision of CHS students at various state health facilities in the Western Cape.  Her background is in Psychology, obtaining a BA degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Psychology.   Her interests include mental health, particularly among students and adolescents. 

Luzaan C. Kock , MSc.
Luzaan Kock, is a Inter-professional Education Coordinator at her Alma Mater, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  She is actively involved in the development and implementation of IPE supervision on clinical and community levels.   She has recently submitted her Masters in Physiotherapy.  The area of research that interests her is health policies. She has worked in community service, and the private sector

Firdouza Waggie,  PhD,  at University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

A Text Message Intervention Promoting Physical Activity in African American College Students

Amanda A. Price, PhD, Winston Salem State University.

Adebimpe Abimbola Olofintuyi, RN, BSN.
Ms. Olofintuyi is a registered nurse at Select Specialist Hospital, Greensboro. Her experiences and interests include working with patients and families of critically ill patients to promote recovery from the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.  She has a background in computer technology and interest in facilitating the use of information technology in the area of health care. She is presently in her final semester of her BSN-DNP degree program at Winston-Salem State University.

Kristin M. Roberson, DNP.
Dr. Roberson is an assistant professor of nursing at Winston-Salem State University in the School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing.

Adebola Ilesanmi, DNP at Winston Salem State University.

Views of Healthcare Professionals Regarding the Healthcare Plan 2030 in South Africa

Luzaan C. Kock, MSc.
Luzaan Kock, is a Inter-professional Education Coordinator at her Alma Mater, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  She is actively involved in the development and implementation of IPE supervision on clinical and community levels.

Nondwe Bongokazi Mlenzana, PT, Masters, PhD.
Dr. Mlenzana is an Associate Professor at the University of the Western Cape, in the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences. Currently she is the Head of the Physiotherapy Department at the University of the Western Cape.  Her experience and interest focuses on the Evaluation of Process of Care at specific Rehabilitation Centers in the Western Cape.

Jose M Frantz, PhD.
Dr. Frantz is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and a Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She drives research at the university but remains actively involved in student supervision and research in the area of health promotion and education as well as health professions educator development.

The Last Stand: The State of Alabama’s Last Undergraduate Health Information Management (HIM) Program

Bridgette Stasher-Booker, Ph.D. RHIA, CHTS-IM.
Dr. Booker is a native of Mississippi, and currently serves as Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of Alabama State University’s Health Information Management Program.   She is a certified Supervisory Manager and Electronic Health Record Implementation Manager.  Additionally, she holds certificates in team building, HIPPA Privacy, Security and Health Information Exchange, as a workflow analysis and redesign specialist, Diabetes Self-Management Trainer and Chronic Disease Self-Management Facilitator.

Cheryl Plettenberg,  EdD, RHIA.
Dr. Plettenberg  was a Fellow of AHIMA.  She holds numerous awards in health information management and served as the former Chair of Alabama State University Health Information Management.

Brenda I. Gill, PhD.
Dr. Gill is an Associate Professor, in Sociology with the Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Alabama State University.

No Tangible Method to Concussion: Health Information Technology Softens the Knock-back

Bridgette Stasher-Booker, PhD, RHIA, CHTS-IM.
Dr. Booker is Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of the Health Information Management Program at Alabama State University.

Christian Caldwell,  Nyles Davis, RHIAShaquita Brooks, Cha’Coya Williams, and Audie Palmer, CPAR students at Alabama State University.

George Geiger, ATS is staff at Alabama State University.

Athletic Decision Support System Documents Creatine Usage

.Bridgette Stasher-Booker PhD, RHIA, CHTS-IM, CPAR,
Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of the Health Information Management Program at Alabama State University.  

Jesse Payne, and Lakia Harbin, CPAR students at  Alabama State University.

Makelsius McMeans, RHIA, CPAR,  Alabama State University.

Accica Brickler, and Racqale DuBose, students at Alabama State University.

Medgar Harrison, MS and Tatiana Cummings, Med, staff at Alabama State University.