Community Health Practicum Projects
OMH Geriatric Physical-Mental Health Integration Grant
Description: grant from NYS office of Mental Health designed to increase the integration of physical and mental health systems.
Organization: East End Institute for Long Term Care
Preceptor: Jay Slotkin, MD/MPH
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change to a Cardiovascular Risk Prevention Program to Effect Healthy Life Style Changes: Challenges & Opportunities
Description: “Fit Kids for Life” is a cardiology prevention program administered through the Stony Brook University General Clinical Research Center that aims to address the national upward trend in overweight and obese children and adolescents, specifically for Suffolk County’s youth.
Organization: Fit Kids for Life
Preceptor: Sharon Martino, Clinical Asst Professor,PT/PhD
Contact email: Sharon.Martino@stonybrook.edu
Challenging Alcohol Abuse & Correlated Negative Health Behaviors at Stony Brook University
Description: tailored a program to address the needs of Stony Brook University regarding intimate-partner violence and binge drinking through previous surveys
Organization: Stony Brook University, Center for Prevention & Outreach
Preceptor: Lara Hunter, LCSW, Substance Abuse Counselor, Coordinator of Clinical Alcohol and Drug Services
Contact email: email@example.com
Evaluation of KFBPTA Tolerance Program at Half Hollow Hills High School
Description: evaluation of the program which incorporates theatre with peer education to facilitate health education
Organization: KFB Prevention Through the Arts, Inc.
Preceptor: Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, Health Educator/ Adjunct Professor
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Improvement and Risk Management
Description: Concern for Independent Living is one of the largest non-profit housing and service organizations for individuals and families with Mental illness on Long Island. Student worked on addressing the recent changes in requirements for corporate compliance and risk management.
Organization: Concern for Independent Living, Medford, NY
Preceptor: Elizabeth Weinbaum, LCSW, Director of Compliance
Contact email: email@example.com
Public Health, Media, and Psychogenic Illness
Description: Participated on research team to address why some people react differently than others in a public health emergency and what role does the media have on their communicative and psychological response.
Organization: Stony Brook University, Center for Communicating Science
Preceptor: Elizabeth Bass, MPH, Director of the Center for Communicating Science
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Kit Backlog Study
Description: Students are working on an on-going project that aims to to assess the status of the rape kit backlog in New York State and identify best practices. Students interview police departments across the state regarding the number of reported sexual assaults, arrests, prosecutions and convictions in a given year; the departments policies and practices regarding rape kit processing; average volume of rape kits; factors associated with prioritizing which rape kits get tested, and barriers to processing kits. Students also help with analysis, report writing, and dissemination of study findings.
**Anticipate taking on new students each year.
Organization: Natasha’s Justice Project
Preceptor: Tia Palermo, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health
Contact email: email@example.com