Every day, students within the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences work side-by-side with their faculty mentors and contribute to critical research in the health sciences. They publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, present their research at local, national, and international conferences, and receive awards and recognition for their research activities.

Recent Awards & Recognition

Rudi Marciniak

Rudi Marciniak

PhD Health Sciences student

1st Place, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Graduate School, 2020

Anahita Qashqai

Anahita Qashqai

PhD Health Sciences student

1st Place, Student Research Poster Award Competition
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Engineering & Applied Science, 2020

Derek

Derek Zike

PhD Health Sciences student

Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2020-21

Recent Publications

Mohammed Alarifi

PhD Health Sciences student

Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., Luo. Understanding patient needs and gaps in radiology reports through online discussion forum analysis. (Accepted) Insights into Imaging Journal.

Alarifi, M., Patrick, T., Jabour, A., Wu, M., Luo, J. (2020). Full Radiology Report through Patient Web Portal: A Literature Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 3673.

Sarah Duhr

MS Biomedical Sciences student

Skwor, T., Stringer, S., Haggerty, J., Johnson, J., Duhr, S., Johnson, M., Seckinger, M., & Stemme, M. (2020). Prevalence of Potentially Pathogenic Antibiotic-Resistant Aeromonas spp. in Treated Urban Wastewater Effluents versus Recipient Riverine Populations: a 3-Year Comparative Study. Applied and environmental microbiology, 86(3), e02053-19.

Mousa Javidialsaadi

PhD Kinesiology student

Javidialsaadi, M., & Wang, J. (2020). Lack of interlimb transfer following visuomotor adaptation in a person with congenital mirror movements despite the awareness of the visuomotor perturbation. Brain and cognition, 147, 105653. Advance online publication.

Tays, G., Bao, S., Javidialsaadi, M., & Wang, J. (2020). Consolidation of use-dependent motor memories induced by passive movement training. Neuroscience letters, 732, 135080.

Emily Keis

MS Communication Sciences & Disorders student

Lund, S. K., Keis, E., & SanFelippo, K. (2020). Comparing augmentative and alternative communication interventions on requesting skills for children with complex communication needs. EBP Briefs, 14(3), 1–8. NCS Pearson, Inc.

Rudi Marciniak

PhD Health Sciences student

Marciniak, R. A., Ebersole, K. T., Cornell, D. J. (in press). Relationships Between Balance and Physical Fitness Variables in Firefighter Recruits. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.

Marciniak, R. A., Ebersole, K. T. (submitted). Heart Rate Response to Alert Tones in Firefighters. Annals of Work Exposures and Health.

Mellanie Nai

PhD Health Sciences student

Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M. M., Brady, M., Meyer, B. B., Newman, N. (2020). An examination of athletic trainers’ occupational recovery experience during time after work.

Wahl, C. A., Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M. M., Meyer, B. B. (2019). Psychological predictors of perceived stress and recovery in sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

Kaitlin SanFelippo

MS Communication Sciences & Disorders student

Lund, S. K., Keis, E., & SanFelippo, K. (2020). Comparing augmentative and alternative communication interventions on requesting skills for children with complex communication needs. EBP Briefs, 14(3), 1–8. NCS Pearson, Inc.

Jennifer Thorpe

PhD Health Sciences student

Thorpe, J., Oblak, P., Earl-Boehm, J. E. (in press). Hip and Knee Joint Kinematics During Front and Lateral Single Leg Stepdowns. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.

Ling Tong

PhD Health Sciences student

Hernandez, L., Tong, L., et al. (2020). Association Between Attending Endoscopists’experience And Complication Rates for All Endoscopic Procedures: A 10-Year Longitudinal Study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 91(6), AB525.

Hernandez, L., Tong, L., Luo, J. (2020). Predicting Gastrointestinal (Gi) Hemorrhage Using A Machine Learning Approach: Risk Factors and Predictive Analysis In Clinical Studies, Gastroenterology 158(6), S-16.

Hernandez, L., Tong, L., Cofino, J., Johannessen, J., Guda, N., Luo, J. (2020). Association Modeling Between Patients’ age and Complication Rate for Endoscopic Procedures, Gastroenterology 158(6), S-1242.

Tong, L., Luo, J., Cisler, R., Cantor, M. (2019). Machine learning-based modeling of big clinical trials data for adverse outcome prediction: A case study of death events. 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). Vol. 2, pp. 269-274.

Carly Wahl

PhD Health Sciences student

Wahl, C. A., Harris, B. S., Langdon, J. L., Riggs, A. J., Meyer, B. B. (2019). Goal orientation, motivational climate, and exercise as predictors of eating disorder risk factors among college students. Journal of American College Health, 1-8.

Wahl, C. A., Gnacinski, S. L., Nai, M. M., Meyer, B. B. (2019). Psychological predictors of perceived stress and recovery in sport. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

Derek Zike

PhD Health Sciences student

Zike, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2020). Leaving sport with a spinal cord injury. In M. Sachs, L. Tashman, & S. Razon (Eds.), Performance excellence: Stories to make your endeavors a success. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Recent Publications

Rudi Marciniak

PhD Health Sciences student

Wahl, C. A., Marciniak, R. A., Tesch, C. S., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2020). Association Between Perceived Recovery and Heart Rate in a Submaximal and Maximal Task in Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., Tesch, C. S., & Ebersole, K. T. (2020). Examination of Two Different Balance Tests in Active-Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Wahl, C., Marciniak, R., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (2020). Influence of call volume on perceptions of stress and recovery in active-duty firefighters (in review). Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Carly Wahl

PhD Health Sciences student

Wahl, C. A., Marciniak, R. A., Tesch, C. S., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. T. (2020). Association Between Perceived Recovery and Heart Rate in a Submaximal and Maximal Task in Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Marciniak, R. A., Wahl, C. A., Tesch, C. S., & Ebersole, K. T. (2020). Examination of Two Different Balance Tests in Active-Duty Firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Wahl, C., Marciniak, R., Meyer, B. B., & Ebersole, K. (2020). Influence of call volume on perceptions of stress and recovery in active-duty firefighters (in review). Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.