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2021

September

Congratulations go out to a team of CHPDP faculty, staff, and community partners for receiving a grant from the National Institutes of Health!

Drs. Megan Petrov and Shawn Youngstedt spoke with ASU News about the value of sleep, how it works, and how important it is to your health.

Articles on pending state law in California focused on stealthing (the removal of a condom without consent) link to Dr. Kelly Cue Davis's research articles. 

 

 
Dara James, a postdoctoral fellow in the CHPDP, received a 2-year National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (...

August

Featured in U.S. News and World Report: Gabe Shaibi spoke with the American Heart Association about the importance of physical activity in youth.

Congratulations to Professor Linda Larkey!

Professor Shawn Youngstedt discussed how more exercise could...

July

Associate Professor Shelby Langer has received $100,000 in funding from the Mayo Clinic and...

Professor Rebecca Lee recently received a Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics--Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leveraging her ongoing...

Estela Barraza leads Isaac School District in COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

June

More than 43% of American adults between 40-50 years old are considered obese.

May

Armando Peña, MS has been selected by the ASU Graduate &...

The study seeks to identify behaviors that lead to rapid weight gain in infants. ASU CHPDP associate professor, Dr. Megan Petrov, is Co-PI on project.

Recorded lecture available here

 

April

We are proud to share in the excitement of our 2021 graduates.

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ASU News talked to CHPDP Director Dr. Gabe Shaibi, about his work with TGen in their article, titled "ASU-TGen review suggests added sugars are contributing to liver disease in children."

March

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention shares recent research presentation, Tai Chi demonstration, and research study opportunity through ASU's Open Door 2021 event! 

Despite the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some are hesitant to get the vaccine.

February

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation PhD Seed Grant Program awarded grants to doctoral students, Nana Jiao, MSN and Jennifer Mattingly, MPH, to support their research.

January

Soojung Jo, a 4th year PhD student in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, has received a Crisis Innovation Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Association...

A team of researchers have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to raise awareness about the diversity of Asian American experiences and resources in regards to COVID-19.

Watt's College of Public Service and Community Solutions interviewed the ¡Viva Maryvale!

2020

December

Latino families are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes (T2D) but there are no family-focused diabetes prevention programs described in the literature.

November

Dr Felipe Castro presented preliminary results from his recent analysis of resilience process data from the Resilience in Hispanic Leaders study, funded by the Institute for Mental Health Research...

Congratulations to CHPDP PhD students Nana Jiao (Drs. Petrov and Chen) who received Honorable Mention in the ISSR Poster Contest: Completed Research Category, and Soojung Jo (Dr.

The St. Vincent de Paul Center for Family Wellness shared details about their Diabetes Prevention Programs with local AZ Family news on World Diabete Day.

ASU CHPDP Director Gabe Shaibi spoke with ASUNow about innovative medical research to help develop precision medicine for all populations.

October

Sexual assault among military service members is associated with many harmful consequences...

July

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention would like to congratulate Kelly Cue Davis for her new role as interim director of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation PhD...

June

Shelby Langer (CHPDP) and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown (ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment) received an Edson College Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging...

Dara James, CHPDP postdoctoral scholar, has been awarded seed funding from ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research for a project titled “Prolonged nightly fasting in older adults with mild...

Armando Peña was awarded an F31 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease at NIH. 

Elizabeth Reifsnider received funding from ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research for a project titled, “Coronavirus (COVID-19): How can Nurses Prepare for Patient Care and Protect Their Own...

A new team of researchers has received an award to support a COVID-19 Working Group for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. Read more below:

Nancy Howe, a PhD student in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and research student in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has been selected as one of 14...

May

Our research teams have the privilege of working with a diverse group of students from Arizona State University and...

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention would like to congratulate Neeku Navabi as the recipient of an Arizona State University Alumni Association 2020 Moeur Award! 

April

The Dignity Health Arizona division’s Community Grants Program awarded $100,000 to support “!Viva!

The ASU Institute for Social Sciences Research awarded Mitch Kirwan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, with a seed grant to examine which...

Dr. Sunny Kim has been awarded funding from the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center for HPV vaccine research. 

March

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention faculty, Dr.

Each semester, The Institute for Social Science Research holds a public event, the Graduate Student Poster Contest, at the MU to showcase the breadth of Social Science Research across ASU...

Members of an interdisciplinary team of faculty from ASU, including CHPDP faculty members Drs.

February

Kristen Carli recently spoke to us about her experience as an undergraduate research student in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. 

A new study to identify early risk factors for obesity will soon begin under Assistant Professor Megan E. Petrov and her Co-PI Corrie M.

January

Angela Chia-Chen Chen has received a 2-year grant for her project titled "development and Pilot Test of a Culture-Centric Digital Storytelling Intevention to Promot HPV...

2019

December

Congratulations on this well-deserved accomplishment and highest hopes for the future!

Sunny Kim, an Assistant Professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has been awarded a seed grant from Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science...

November

As an undergraduate student, Alisa was a student research intern with Dr. Linda Larkey's research team....

October

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Cue Davis on her Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism!

Dr. Linda Larkey appeared on Good Morning Arizona to talk about her Recovery and Rejuvenation Breast Cancer Study.

Congratulations to Maria Silva, program manager for St.

September

Recent coverage of Dr.

We recently caught up with Hanna Rahman about her life after ASU and where she is now!

June

Our 4th year as a center was marked by considerable growth across all three focus areas of research, training, and community engagement.

Congratulations to CHPDP partners including the Watts Family Maryvale YMCA, the St.

The first cohort of ASU TRANSCEND Program students included Armando Pena (PhD student) and Kiley Vander Wyst (Postdoctoral Fellow) from the CHPDP.

May

Nancy Litterman Howe will receive an Innovation Leadership Fund award for the fall 2019 semester. 

Congratulations to Dara James on her 3-year appointment to the WIN Development Committee! 

The ASU ISSR has awarded Dr Joseph with a seed grant for his research, titled “Acceptability and Feasibility of a Culturally Relevant Smartphone-delivered Physical Activity Intervention...

Dwayne Martin-Gomez was recently featured on ...

The team of Dr. Felipe González Castro and Dr. Rhonda Boyd (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia faculty) have been selected to receive the 2019 Service to SPR Award. 

The ¡Viva Maryvale!

April

Dr. Kelly Cue Davis from the ASU Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Dr.

Lourdes Estrada, a junior in ASU’s Human Nutrition program working in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has been accepted to the NIH/NIDDK-sponsored Short-Term Research...

The Southwest Interdisciplinary Resarch Center (SIRC) released a new Issue Brief discussing the huge impact of diabetes on the state, including work in the Maryvale Community led by CHPDP Director...

March

Rachel Hagan, an ASU biological sciences major and Barrett honors student, recently attended and presented data at the 40th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in...

February

Graduate College celebrates 31 years of excellence in mentoring.

January

Dr. Gabriel Shaibi has been recognized by the Graduate College as an Outstanding Faculty Mentor. 

The 2018 winter edition of The Arizona Pulse featured Dr. Gabe Shaibi's ¡Viva Maryvale! research partnership as one way ASU is investing in the Maryvale community.

2018

December

Members of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) showcased their work at multiple national and international conferences during the month of November.

November

Congratulations to CHPDP trainee, Armando Pena, who has been awarded a 2018 Fall Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) from the ASU Graduate & Professional Student Association!

October

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a 2-year supplement to support Dr. Katherine Ramos, a new Assistant Professor at Duke University, mentored by Dr. Shelby Langer. 

Dr. Kelly Cue Davis has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Armando Peña, a 2nd year Exercise and Nutritional Science PhD student in ASU’s College of Health Solutions, has been awarded a diversity supplement to support his career...

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio included Dr.

September

Dr Erica Soltero was selected to participate in the Physical Activity & Public Health training course at the University of South Carolina.

Dr Kelly Davis's work on condom use and consent was featured in ASU's State Press.

August

Dr Rebecca Lee has received new funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development titled "Food Environment Measurement for People with Mobility...

Dr Elizabeth Reifsnider of ASU’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) will be honored a "Global High-Level Expert" by Huazhong University of Science and Technology (...

Dr Kelly Cue Davis of Arizona State University’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) has been awarded a $2.29M, R01 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

July

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention would like to congratulate Dr.

June

We are pleased to share the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) 2017-2018 Annual...

May

Dara James recently earned a Young Investigator Award from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. 

Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise Development has provided funding for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Pilot Project Award Program. 

Dr. Gabe Shaibi spoke with ASU Now about the importance and dynamics of university-community partnerships.

Dr. Erica Soltero has been awarded a 2-year grant from the American Heart Association. 

April

Conferences and national meetings are key opportunities to showcase the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s (CHPDP) work within the scientific community.

The CHPDP hosted Dr. Jonathan Bricker from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. 

Congratulations to Dwayne Martin-Gomez! 

March

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) was represented at the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Day at the Capitol on February 22nd.

February

This past weekend, Dr. Felipe Castro shared his expertise and answered questions regarding the nation's current opioid epidemic on the AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection.

Amanda Campos, MD, a Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, was awarded a...

Dr. Kelly Cue Davis, an Associate Professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), presented Alcohol and Sexual Assault: How and Why Are They Related? Dr.

January

Frontiers Article Alert featured "Hair as a Barrier to Physical Activity among African American Women: A Qualitative Exploration" as a Frontiers in Public Health Section "Radiation and Health."...

Rhiannon Worker has received her second STEP-UP award to continue her work with Dr. Erica Soltero.

Judith Karshmer, former dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco, will take the helm as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation...

2017

December

 Congratulations to Ana Renteria Mexia for receiving her PhD in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences through ASU's College of Health Solutions! Dr.

Dr. Linda Larkey's breast cancer survivor project titled "Recovery & Rejuvenation" was featured on Univision Arizona.

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Cue Davis for her recent seed grant from Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science Research. 

November

The CHPDP held their first Visiting Scholar Seminar in October, hosting Dr. Paul Estabrooks from the University of Nebraska.

October

Congratulations to Elizabeth Lorenzo for her NIH/NINR award!

The National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) held their 17th Annual International Conference in Phoenix October 4-6.

Congratulations to Dwayne Martin-Gomez!

September

Dr. Rebecca E. Lee, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Faculty, and Elizabeth Lorenzo, PhD student and mentee of Dr.

Dr Colleen Keller, an ASU Regents’ Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, has been selected to receive The Ohio State University (...

2016

July

Drs. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu (PI), Colleen Keller (CO-PI), and Flavio Marsiglia (Co-PI) have received a grant addressing Female Genital Cutting (FGC) from the U.S.

We are excited to announce that Anel Arriola will be joining Dr. Rebecca Lee’s team as Program Manager for the SAGE Grant.

ASU faculty and students work on Personalized Diagnostics for different types of cancer.

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is honored to receive a bequest of $773,000 from Stella B. Donahie in late June.

June

Researchers and community partners create gardens to promote physically active time in preschools

School garden teaches preschoolers to be active and healthy 

May

Six adolescents from around the Valley have been selected to serve on the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

The CDC has released new resources that offer unique ways to be physically active!

The Director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and an Associate Professor,  Southwest Borderlands Scholar, Dr.

April

Tara Perkins, a CONHI Graduate Student and CHPDP Research Assistant, has placed second in the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR) poster competition! 

March

Title: U01 Partnering for PA in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education

February

Phoenix, AZ (February 19, 2016) - Obesity and type 2 diabetes are major public health challenges that disproportionately impact Latino youth.