Research Poster Presentations and Oral Thesis Defenses

Bloustein Honors Research Program

2021-2022

Poster Opening Remarks | Closing Remarks
Oral Thesis Opening Remarks | Closing Remarks

Student Mentor Major Title Research Poster
Presentation
Oral Thesis
Lily Chang Dr. Kathe Newman Public Health Studentification Near a State University: An Examination of
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Angela D’Adamo Dr. Usama Bilal,
Drexel University 
Public Health Spatial Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccination in Los Angeles by
Race and Income
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Avani Gohil Dr. Soumitra Bhuyan  Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy by Essential
Worker Status and Race/Ethnicity in the United States
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Natasha Merrits Dr. Alexandra Lopez Public Health Differences in Body Image Outcomes Between Non-Hispanic
Black and White Adolescent Girls in the United States
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Dania Mohammed Dr. Mi Shih Public Health De Soto’s Theory of Land Titling as a Poverty Alleviation
Strategy: A Systematic Review of International Programs
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Sydney Moore Dr. Marci Berger Public Health Socioeconomic Status and Maternal Mortality in
Low-Income Countries: A Meta-analysis
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Andhrea Tagle Readi Dr. Doug Kruse, SMLR
Dr. Lisa Schur, SMLR
Public Policy Education and Economic Outcomes by Hearing Status
in the United States
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Bartosz Skiba Dr. Mark Robson Public Health Spatial Analysis of HIV Incidence Rates in New Jersey by Mode of
Transmission, Access to Screening, and Clean Needle Distribution Sites
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2020-2021

Poster Opening Remarks | Closing Remarks
Oral Thesis Opening Remarks | Closing Remarks

Student Mentor Major Title Research Poster
Presentation
Oral Thesis
Carey Grzankowski Dr. Soumitra Bhuyan Public Health Is There an Association between Patient-Provider Communication and
Knowledge of Palliative Care among U.S. Adults Diagnosed with Cancer?
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Chloe Holt-Reiss Dr. Mark Robson
Dr. Sara Elnakib 
Public Health Exploring Fruit Offerings, Selection, and Consumption Among K-8 School
Children, by the Racial/Ethnic Composition of Paterson Public Schools.
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Megan McCormick Dr. Stuart Shapiro  Public Policy The Contributions of Voter Race and Gender to Attitudes about Candidate
Electability and Empathy in the 2020 U.S. Democratic Presidential Primary
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Julia McMillan  Dr. Anita Franzione
Dr. Julia Sass Rubin
Public Health Laypersons’ Perceptions of Palliative Care: A Qualitative Analysis of
Patient and Caregiver Narratives
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Supraja Teki Dr. Michael Smart Public Health The Relationship between Public Transit Use, Change in Body Mass Index,
and Obesity Status: An Analysis of U.S. Panel Data
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Jacquelyn Twaddle Dr. Alexandra Lopez Public Health Spanish-language Resources in Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Facilities in New Jersey by Geographic Location
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Gagana Yaskhi Dr. Eric Seymour Public Health The Association between the Share of Frontline Workers, Overcrowded
Housing, and COVID-19 Case Rates in New York City
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2019 – 2020

Student Mentor Major Title Research Poster
Presentation
Oral Thesis
Casey Judge Dr. Amy Abruzzi  Public Health Pregnancy Loss and Treatment in Celiac Women: A Systematic Review
of International Studies
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Celine LaBelle Dr. Cara Cuite  Public Health Food Insecurity and Food Resource Use among University Students View View
Aiza Nageeb  Dr. Amy Abruzzi  Public Health A Descriptive Study of India’s Progress: Patients’, Doctors’ & Student
Trainees’ Attitudes towards AYUSH Systems
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Zalak Parikh  Dr. Dawne Mouzon Public Health Analyzing College Major Intentions: The Association between Socioeconomic
Status and Choice of a STEM Major among Ninth-grade Students 
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