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2005 SUMR Scholars

Naomi M. Adaniya
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2009
Major: Business (Concentration: Health Care Management)

Adaniya

Naomi worked on a project entitled "Patient Activation: Prostate Cancer Screening" with her mentors, LDI Senior Fellow John H. Holmes, Ph.D., and Carmen Guerra, M.D.

Naomi was accepted at Ohio State University’s Geography, Rural Sociology, Health Services Management and Policy PhD Program. .

Final Presentation:
Patient Activation: Prostate Cancer Screening

Albert I. Chiwara
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2007
Major: Business (Concentration: Actuarial Sciences and
Finance)

Chiwara

Albert worked with LDI Senior Fellow Daniel Polsky, Ph.D., on a project entitled "Predictors of Diabetes Control."

Albert was accepted at the University of Michigan’s Strategy PhD Program at the Ross School of Business.

Final Presentation:
Summer Project:Predictors of Diabetes Control

Kristal Elliston
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2007
Major: Enlgish with Pre-Med intent

Elliston

Kristal has studied health issues involving health disparities, health literacy, and distrust of the health care system through her work with the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine Department. She worked with LDI Senior Fellow and Director of Research Katrina Armstrong, M.D., MSCE, to explore issues of health pertaining to racial representation in food advertisements.

Kristal received a Masters in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University and began studying Medicine at Tulane University.

Final Presentation:
Issues of Health Pertaining to Racial Representation in Food Advertisements

Ernest (Ted) D. Gomez
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2008
Major: Bioengineering

GomezT

Ted worked with LDI Senior Fellow Daniel Polsky, Ph.D., on a project entitled "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a New Treatment for Heroin-Addicted Adolescents."

Ted was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.

Final Presentation:
Cost-effectiveness analysis of a new treatment for heroin-addicted adolescents

Courtnee A. Lundy
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2008
Major: Health and Societies (Concentration: Health Policy)

Lundy

A native Philadelphian, Courtnee has interned in the pharmaceutical industry and gained experience in the Market Research field. Her recent work with the Annenberg Public Policy Center has greatly piqued her general interest in health research. Courtnee's particular interests lie in examining and addressing the health disparities present in minority adolescent populations that can be reduced through changes within the health care system. Courtnee worked with LDI Senior Fellow Chanita A. Hughes Halbert, Ph.D., on a project entitled "Smoking and Media Study: Reactions to Media Messages About Race, Genetics, and Smoking in African Americans." Courtnee was awarded First Place in the Penn Bioethics Journal's 2006 Awards For Excellence in Bioethics Writing for her article, Methods to Identify and Address the Ethical Issues Associated with Managed Care, which was published in the Winter 2006 issue.

Courtnee was accepted at Berkley’s Health Management PhD Program.

Final Presentation:
Smoking and Media Study: Reactions to Media Messages about Race, Genetics, and Smoking in African Americans

Christine A. Mayor
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2006
Major: Nursing

Mayor

Christine worked on the "Pennsylvania Autism and Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Project (PADDSP)" with mentors Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Ellen Giarelli, Ed.D.

Christine is working as a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Final Presentation:
Pennsylvania Autism and Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Project (PADDSP)

Shelby E. Newland
University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2005
Major: Economics and Political Science ( Concentration: American Politics)

Newland

Shelby's interests involve health policy and health disparities within the Native American communities in the United States. She worked with Rosalyn J. Watts, Ed.D. and LDI Senior Fellow Eileen Lake, Ph.D., R.N., on the Summit on American Indian Health Care, a joint venture between Penn's Schools of Nursing and Medicine. Following observations and research surrounding the conference, Shelby worked with Carolyn C. Cannuscio, Ph.D., on a project researching the roles of cultural sensitivity and perspective on the state and culture of Native American health. Shelby then plans to pursue a joint degree related to public policy and health. Shelby is a recipient of a 2006 Award for Excellence in Bioethics Writing (Second Place Prize), and her article, The Role of Bioethics in the International Prescription Drug Market, was published in the Penn Bioethics Journal (2[2]:8-12, 2006).

Shelby completed her Masters in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, she worked as a Management Consultant for Alvarez and Marsal. Shelby is now working at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Final Presentation:
The New Buffalo:Is There Hope for Native American Health?

Leonard A. Stallings
Boston College, Class of 2006
Major: Operations & Strategic Management and Philosophy

Stallings

As a SUMR Scholar, Leonard worked on two projects; his mentors were LDI Senior Fellows Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., and Jerry C. Johnson, M.D. Leonard hopes to gain admission to an M.D./Ph.D. program in Health Systems Analysis and contribute to the betterment of the U.S. health care system for all.

Leonard was accepted to Loyola Stitch’s School of Medicine.

Final Presentation:
My Research as a SUMR Scholar


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