Every day, students within the 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

PhD Health Sciences student

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

Anahita Qashqai

PhD Health Sciences student

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

Derek Zike

PhD Health Sciences student

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

Recent Publications

Kacey Yahnke

MS Communication Sciences and Disorders student

Pauloski, B. R., & Yahnke, K. M. (2021). Using Ultrasound to Document the Effects of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) on the Geniohyoid Muscle. Dysphagia, 1-12.

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 ReviewInternational 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 StudyApplied 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 perturbationBrain 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 trainingNeuroscience 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

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.

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 StudyGastrointestinal 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 StudiesGastroenterology 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 ProceduresGastroenterology 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 events2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). Vol. 2, pp. 269-274.

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.

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.