CHSS Connection: Publications
January/February 2020 issue
A textbook written by Professor Emeritus Kenneth Fehrman (Interior Design) and Cherie Fehrman, “Color: The Secret Influence,” has been picked up for translation into Chinese by Zhejiang People’s Publish House and will be distributed throughout China to various higher educational institutions and to design and art schools. Currently this text is being used in the ID 240: Color and Design classes at SF State, as well as other institutions in the U.S.
Health Equity Institute Associate Professor of Kinesiology Charmayne Hughes, Associate Professor of Nursing Elaine Musselman, and students from the Health Equity Institute NeuroTech Lab recently published an article in JMIR Nursing in which they evaluated the usability of the mPOWERED electronic learning system of Intimate Partner Violence education. Using a purposive sample methodology, they were able to get feedback from participants who would likely use this technology, both from the perspective of the educator and the student. The pedagogical impact of the mPOWERED IPV education system will be evaluated in a cohort of SF State nursing students in Spring 2020.
Lead author Mika Matsuzaki along with Professor Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh, both from the Department of Health Education, recently had a paper accepted in the high impact journal Obesity Reviews. They assessed the evidence on associations between food environments near schools and weight status across sociodemographic subgroups defined based on race/ethnicity, gender, grade and socioeconomic factors. The authors identified 12 crosssectional and two ecological studies. Fast food outlets were most commonly examined (n = 12). Fast food outlet availability near schools was generally associated with higher levels of obesity among Latino, white, and African American students and across grade levels, although the strengths of evidence varied. The directions of association were mixed among Asian children. Three studies reported convenience store availability was related to higher obesity among Latino and African American children and mixed associations among white and Asian children. The authors recommend longitudinal studies as well as investigations of underlying mechanisms of the differential influences of food environments near schools within each subgroup.
An article by Edward J. McCaughan, professor emeritus of Sociology, was published in the January 2020 issue of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, a journal of the University of California. “‘We Didn’t Cross the Border, The Border Crossed Us’: Artists’ Images of the U.S.-Mexico Border and Immigration” examines shifting representations of the border and immigration in visual art, music, and literature produced from the 1930s through the present. McCaughan’s interest in these images is twofold: their importance for understanding history and their power as representations that affect social change. Because many of these creative expressions emerged in the context of social movement activism, McCaughan reads them for insights into changes in movement politics, including new ways of thinking of about race, class, nation, gender and sexuality in relationship to immigration.
The article includes 14 illustrations, including a 1931 watercolor by Diego Rivera depicting Mexicans recently deported from the U.S., a 1956 photograph by Leonard Nadel showing naked Bracero “guest workers” being sprayed with DDT as they cross the border into Texas, a 1960 painting by Domingo Ulloa of Mexican migrant workers behind the barbed wired fence of a labor camp in California, an iconic 1973 silkscreen by Rupert García demanding an end to deportations, Yolanda López’s famous 1978 lithograph, “Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim?,” Favianna Rodríguez’s “Migration is Beautiful” monarch butterfly poster from 2012, Melanie Cervantes’ 2016 screenprint, “We Didn’t Cross the Border, the Border Crossed Us” and Julio Salgado’s 2017 digital print, “Illegal Fagots for the Destruction of Borders.”
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Casey Nesbit co-authored a study with Ellen Wilson, Lydia Lee, and Rachel Klas examining the effectiveness of a community health worker training program in Malawi that integrated technology into rehabilitation care delivery. The study, titled “Technology and Rehabilitation Training for Community Health Workers: Strengthening Health Systems in Malawi,” was accepted for publication in the journal Health & Social Care in the Community.
Professor Erik Peper, Department of Recreation, Parks, Tourism & Holistic Health, co-authored an article, “Slouched Posture, Sleep Deprivation, and Mood Disorders: Interconnection and Modulation by Theta Brain Waves,” in the journal NeuroRegulation.
Thakore-Dunlap and collegues publish resources to prevent bullying among Asian American and Pacific Islander students
Department of Counseling Lecturer Ulash Thakore-Dunlap, in collaboration with colleagues in the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), Sumie Okazaki, Cixin Wang and Munyi Shea, received the American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interest Leadership Conference Health Equity Dissemination Award to create guidelines for school professionals and parents on bullying and victimization for Asian American and Pacific Islander students K-12. Published in January 2020, the resources will also be distributed by the APA Safe and Supportive Schools Project Program. The resources are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.