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Public Health Sciences Graduate Student Directory

  • Masters Students

    Name: Jillian Gaskins
    Email:  jdgaski@g.clemson.edu 
    Hometown: Charleston, SC

    Education: Clemson University's Clemson University Honors College BA in English with two minors in biological sciences and communication studies.

    Research Interests: Invasive species and Diabetes clinical trials

    What do you love about the program? I chose the program, because I want to enter a career in health administration.

    Awards/Honors/Publications: Cum Laude

    Name:  Fanny Guillerminet
    Email:  fguillerminet@ghs.org
    Hometown:  Arles, France

    Education:  PhD in Nutrition and Human Health in the laboratory of PNCA INRA/AgroParisTech . Prof. Daniel Tomé as thesis advisor. After that I was a clinical project manager for a couple of years in Brussels, Belgium, right before coming to the US and start working at GHS. Now I am doing research for the stroke center at GHS.

    Research Interests:  Stem cells, nanotechnologies, orthopedics, stroke

    What do you love about the program?  I always love learning more, and the program gives me more insight on public health programs, policies, epidemiology. It helps me understanding the system I am working within too. But more than everything else, I love meeting my future new colleagues and collaborators, networking with the other students and professors, creating new research ideas and projects with them, exchanging perspectives as we all have different research interests and work background.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Hydrolyzed Collagen Improves Bone Metabolism and Biomechanical Parameters in Ovariectomized Mice: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study, Guillerminet F, Beaupied H, Fabien-Soulé V, Tomé D, Benhamou CL, Roux C, Blais A., Bone, 2010 Mar;46(3):827-34 Accurate or Continuous Intake of Hydrolyzed Collagen Improves Bone Metabolism and Biomechanical Parameters in 3- and 6-month - Ovariectomized Mice, and May Have a Preventive Role in Bone Loss , Guillerminet F, Beaupied H, Fabien-Soulé V, Tomé D, Benhamou CL, Roux C, Blais A., Osteoporos. Int, 2011 Sept POsters: In Vitro Effect of Hydrolyzed Collagens on Bone Metabolism, Fanny Guillerminet, Véronique Fabien-Soulé, Daniel Tomé, Anne Blais, SFN Dec 2007, Lille, France The Effect of the Oral Intake of Hydrolyzed Collagen on Bone Mineral Density and the Biomechanical Parameters of the Bones, Fanny Guillerminet, Véronique Fabien-Soulé, Daniel Tomé, Anne Blais, Ecole Doctoral Abies, Mar 2008, France In Vitro Effect of Hydrolyzed Collagens on Bone Metabolism, Fanny Guillerminet, Véronique Fabien-Soulé, Daniel Tomé, Anne Blais, Ecole Doctoral Abies, Mar 2008 Hydrolyzed Collagen Improves Bone Metabolism and Biomechanical Parameters in Ovariectomized Mice, SFN Dec 2009, Montpellier, France In Vivo and In Vitro Effect of Hydrolyzed Collagens on Bone Metabolism, IOF May 2010, Florence, Italy

     

  • Ph.D. Students
    Snehal Colaco-Lopes

    Name:  Snehal Colaco-Lopes
    Email:  snehall@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  India

    Education:  Bachelors in Sociology,Anthropology and Education, Masters in Sociology , Psychotherapy and Counseling 

    Research Interests:  Interested in aging, alternative therapies to promote mental health,  improving cognitive functioning and slowing cognitive decline, facilitating independent living, and enhancing patient and caregiver quality of life.

    What do you love about the program?  I love the collaborative environment and working as a team with people from very diverse professional backgrounds. This program has given me the opportunity to learn to apply my skills to the field of health and I definitely feel a sense of purpose being part of this program. 

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  An Investigation of the Information Sought by Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients on Online Peer Support Group". This research paper analyses the needs of caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and the kind of social support mechanisms that caregivers have access to through online communities. The research also helped gain an understanding of how caregivers interact with other people in like situations using technology, and the benefits and problems they experience whilst communicating and seeking help online.

    Kimberly Workman

    Name: Kimberly Workman
    Email:  ktreese@g.clemson.edu

    Laura Rolke

    Name:  Laura Rolke
    Email:  lrolke@g.clemson.edu 
    Hometown:  Greensboro, North Carolina  

    Education:  BA in Biology, second major in Anthropology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012); MPH in Community Health Education from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2016)

    Research Interests:  Early & Middle Childhood Health; Adolescent Health; Community-based Intervention Effectiveness; Chronic Disease Prevention & Management; Implementation Science

    What do you love about the program?  I chose to come to Clemson because of the collaboration with Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health - Upstate) and the potential for research. Working with my advisor, Dr. Griffin, and the Prisma Health team at the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy has allowed me apply what I've learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. I love doing mixed methods evaluation work and this partnership has given me the opportunity to be a research assistant with many different child health programs and interventions.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:   Please visit  Laura's ResearchGate  or  Laura's Google Scholar listing  for an updated list of publications, presentations, and projects.

    Ellen Francis

    Name:  Ellen Francis
    Email:  ecfranc@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA

    Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Southern Maine, Over seven years of experience as a social science research assistant/data analyst

    Research Interests:  My research interests are promoting population health by improving maternal and child health. Specifically, I am interested in evaluating deficiencies in metabolites of essential nutrients and their association with fetal growth, infant anthropometry, and early childhood cognitive development

    What do you love about the program?  The AHRE program provides a unique opportunity to be involved in a variety of research projects related aim at understanding and improving population health. In addition, the strong faculty mentorship within the department allows students the ability to apply what we learn in the classroom to solve real-world issues.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Nomination (2018) - Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences Masters Research Assistant Award, Francis, E. C., Rolke, L., Charron, E., Karim, S., Mayo, R., Griffin, S., Jihong, R., Desmond, K. & Chen, L. (2018). Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Offspring Developmental Disability in Early Childhood. (Manuscript under development)., Lu, S., Francis, E. C., Feng, C., Pan, X. & Truong, K. (2018). Association between Prior Insurance and Healthcare Utilization among the Long-Term Uninsured. (Under Internal Review), Donnelly, S. R., Olsen, S. F., Hinkle, S. N., Rawal, S., Grunnet, L. G., Vaag, A., Chavarro, J., Wu, J., Li, M., Damm, P., Mills, J. L., Bjerregaard, A. A., Thusen, A. C., Langton, R. G., Francis, E. C., Ley, S., Hu, F. B., Tsai, M. & Zhang, C. (2018). Gestational Diabetes and Subsequent Liver Function 9 to 15 Years Postpartum. (Under Review Diabetes Care)., Francis, E. C., Hinkle, S, H., Rawal, S., Song, Y., Rawal, S., Donnelly, S. R., Liu, D., Tsai, M., Chen, L. & Zhang, C. (2018). Longitudinal Associations of Vitamin D Concentrations During Pregnancy and Neonate Body Composition. (Under Internal Review)., Francis, E. C, Witrick, B., Zhang, L. & Chen, L. (2018). Adherence to healthy behaviors in American pregnant women: NHANES 2007-2014. (Under Internal Review)., Chen, Q., Francis, E. C., Hu, G. & Chen, L. (2017). Metabolomic Profiling of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Their Offspring: Review of Metabolomics Studies. (Accepted Diabetes and its Complications)., Butler, L. S., & Francis, E. (2014). Resiliency Differences Between Youth in Community-Based and Residential Treatment Programs: An Exploratory Analysis. In S. Prince-Embury (Ed.), Resilience Interventions in Diverse Populations (1st) New York, NY: Springer.

    Elizabeth Betsy Charron

    Name:  Elizabeth "Betsy" Charron
    Email:  echarro@clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Atlanta, Georgia

    Education:  Betsy Charron is a 2nd year PhD student in the AHRE program. She has worked in public health and community development since 2008 via nonprofits, for-profits, and public institutions. Most recently, Betsy coordinated health insurance and nutrition education programs for University of Georgia Extension and taught business ethics and softskills courses to low-income, first-generation college students. She holds a Master of Public Health with a specialization in International Health and Development from Tulane University's School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.

    Research Interests:  Maternal and child health, effects of prenatal substance exposure on perinatal and pediatric health, behavioral health, outcomes research, and evidence-based programming for minority and marginalized communities

    What do you love about the program?  I love the Clemson AHRE program. Faculty and staff are supportive, approachable, and always accessible.  We enjoy small class sizes and cohorts, which foster excellent discussions, learning opportunities, and a collaborative environment. The methodological core provides a strong foundation for data analysis and collaborations with clinical and community partners.  Most importantly (for me), doctoral students have abundant research opportunities with faculty, who are committed to incorporating students of all levels into the research process.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Summey, J., Chen, L., Mayo, R., Charron, B., Hudson, J., Sherrill, W., Dickes, L. (2017). Early Treatment Innovation for Opioid-Dependent Newborns: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes, Utilization, Quality and Safety, 2006-2014. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, accepted for publication., Hudson, J., Pribonic, P., Mayo, R., Dickes, L., Chen, L., Sherrill, W., Summey, J., Charron, B. (2017). Waiting for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal: Is Our Current Approach Just?. Oral presentation, American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Public Health Expo, November 7, 2017, Atlanta, GA., Charron, B., Summey, J., Mayo, R., Hudson, J., Chen, L., Dickes, L., Sherrill, W. (2017). County-Level Factors Associated with Average Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Birth Rates By County in South Carolina. Poster presentation, Academy Health Interest Group Meeting, June 24, 2017, New Orleans, LA., Charron, B., Summey, J., Chen, L., Mayo, R., Hudson, J., Dickes, L., Sherrill, W., (2017). Managing Abstinence in Newborns: A New Approach to Improving Care for Opioid-Dependent Infants. Oral presentation, American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting and Public Health Expo, November 7, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

    Kerry Howard Name: Kerry Howard
    Email:  khoward7@clemson.edu
    Hometown: Landgrove, Vermont

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, minor in Mathematics, from Stonehill College; Master of Science in Experimental Psychology, concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Seton Hall University; Visiting Scientist at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland; Research Assistant at the Kessler Foundation, Stroke Rehabilitation Lab

    Research Interests: Aging, cognitive development, critical/vulnerable developmental periods, longitudinal outcomes, slowing cognitive decline, sleep and memory, adolescent health and fitness, physical activity tracking and promotion, the interaction between physical and cognitive health.

    What do you love about the program? I chose this program because of the focus on application of health research. The program promotes research that has the ability to have a positive impact on current health problems. The faculty create a sense of community through being welcoming and supportive of diverse research ideas. The strong content and methodological training from classes can be directly applied through an array of research opportunities, as well as collaboration with clinical settings. 

    Awards/Honors/Publications: Howard, K.A. & Hunter, A.S. The immediate and long-lasting cognitive consequences of adolescent chronic sleep restriction: A rodent model. Manuscript in preparation — Burke, T., Caramlau, I., Howard, K.A., MacHale, E., Greene, G., Hughes, S., … Pender, N. A feasibility intervention framework for enhancing inhaler adherence in COPD considering cognition. Manuscript in preparation — Howard, K.A., Rand, R., Maniscalco, J., Masmela, J., Barrett, A.M. (2017, March). Self-awareness as it relates to functional task performance after stroke. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                 Howard, K.A. & Hunter, A.S. The immediate and long-lasting cognitive consequences of adolescent chronic sleep restriction. Manuscript in preparation — Burke, T., Caramlau, I., Howard, K.A., MacHale, E., Greene, G., Hughes, S., … Pender, N. A feasibility intervention framework for enhancing inhaler adherence in COPD considering cognition. Manuscript in preparation — Howard, K.A., Rand, R., Maniscalco, J., Masmela, J., Barrett, A.M. (2017, March). Self-awareness as it relates to functional task performance after stroke. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA. 

    Caitlin Torrence

    Name:  Caitlin Torrence
    Email:  ctorren@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Snow Hill

    Education:  BA - Maryville College, Maryville, TN / Sociology, Political Science, MA - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN / Sociology, Program Evaluation Manager, Eliada Homes, Asheville, NC; Research Analyst, State of Alaska, Department of Labor; Social Services Program Coordinator, State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of the Alaska Pioneers Home

    Research Interests:  Aging, Alzheimer's disease & dementia, caregivers, quantitative analysis  

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  2. Ran a summer respite program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a dementia related disorder (ADRD). A major focus was on developing and providing cognitively stimulating activities. This program eventually became the Golden Corner Respite Program located in Seneca, SC at the Episcopal Church of Ascension.; 3. Taught a Creative Inquiry class for 3 semester (co-taught for 1 semester). This class prepares students to work with patients who have an ADRD diagnosis at the Golden Corner Respite. Students develop and lead cognitively stimulating activities for respite participants. ; 4. Led the program evaluation efforts under a Duke Endowment grant at GHS' Center for Success in Aging, Memory Health Program (MPH) (GHS' Patewood Campus).; 5. Assisting Dr. Melissa Bailey, a GHS gerontologist, and the MHP team on a NIH UG3 grant submission. (unfunded) ; 6. Submitted a grant to the Research Retirement Foundation for development of a Alzheimer's training program for long-term care staff.; 7. Participated in the RCI REACH (Rosalynn Carter Institute, Resources Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health) interventionist training and became a certified RCI REACH interventionist. This allows me to offer RCI REACH to ADRD caregivers. ; 8. Translated RCI REACH, an individual level best-practice caregiver intervention, into a group-based program. The group-based program targets rural caregivers and has been successfully implemented in three rural communities.; 9. Trained/Certified to lead Powerful Tools for Caregiver, a best-practice training for caregivers. Offered the class to the community last August. ; 12. Assisted GHS Center for Success in Aging's Memory Health Program (MHP) with writing a grant proposal for the Duke Endowment. MHP was awarded funding from Duke.; 13. Nominated for CBSHS Master’s Degree Candidate Teaching Assistant Award

    Christopher Hopkins

    Name:  Christopher Hopkins
    Email:  hopkins@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Powdersville, SC

    Education:  BS in Health Science from Clemson University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University; Physical Therapist in Outpatient Orthopedic and Inpatient Rehabilitation settings; Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions at Anderson University

    What do you love about the program?  I love the applied skills I've learned throughout the curriculum and the ability to immediately put them into practice.  I also love the eagerness of the faculty to work with and support graduate students.  Lastly, I love the diversity of backgrounds and research interests within my cohort.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Johanson M, Armstrong M, Hopkins C, Keen M, Robinson M, Stephenson S. Gastrocnemius Stretching Program: More Effective in Increasing Ankle/Rearfoot Dorsiflexion When Subtalar Joint Positioned in Pronation Compared to Supination. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 2015 August; 24(3):307‐314. Hopkins C, Harris J. Sleepy Runners: Measuring Sleep, Performance, and Injury Among Runners. Poster Presented at the 2018 Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. New Orleans, LA, February 2018. Johanson M, Armstrong M, Hopkins C, Keen M, Robinson M, Stephenson S. The Effect of Subtalar Joint Position During a Gastrocnemius Stretching Program on Dorsiflexion of the Ankle/Rearfoot Versus the Midfoot/Forefoot. Poster Presented at the 2014 Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association. Las Vegas, NV, February 2014. Hopkins C. "Zest Quest: Measuring the Effectiveness of a Novel School Health Program." Poster Presented at the Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds Research Conference, Raleigh, NC, April 2009.

    Brian Helsel

    Name:  Brian Helsel
    Email:  bhelsel@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

    Education:  Bachelor of Science, Clinical Exercise Science, Department of Movement Science, Grand Valley State University, Master of Science, Exercise and Sports Medicine: Concentration - Exercise Physiology, Department of Human Performance and Health Education, Western Michigan University ; Graduate Certificate, Technology Entrepreneurship, Master of Business Administration Department, Clemson University (expected: December 2018)

    Research Interests:  Mainly in nutrition and physical activity epidemiology. How we can utilize nutrition and physical activity to slow, stop, and reverse the progression of chronic diseases, especially in ethnic minority groups and the underserved. I'm also interested in the role of telemedicine and mobile health technology in assisting with the management of chronic disease and the implementation of lifestyle interventions. 

    What do you love about the program?  I like the PhD Applied Health Research and Evaluation program because of the diversity in training that the students receive from the faculty and the strong methodological focus of the classes in the program. 

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Williams, J.E., Helsel, B. Griffin, S.F., & Liang, J. (2017). Associations between parental BMI and the family nutrition and physical activity environment in a community sample. Journal of Community Health.; Williams, J.E., Helsel, B., Nelson, B., Eke, R. (2018). Exercise considerations for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Health & Fitness Journal.

    Sherry Stokes

    Name:  Sherry Stokes
    Email:  SASTOKE@clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Charleston, SC

    Education:  BS Psychology Furman University, MS Human Nutrition and Culinary Science Clemson University, MS Applied Health Research and Evaluation Clemson University, Work History: Data management nonprofit

    Research Interests:  Symptom management in cancer and palliative care patients including application of heart rate variability biofeedback.

    What do you love about the program?  Love the opportunity to apply class knowledge in a clinical setting. There is a good mix of faculty mentors within the program who provide a nice mix of how the clinical and academic worlds merge.

    Banu SivarajName:  Banu Sivaraj
    Hometown:  Sri Lanka

    Education:  B.Sc. degree, Former teaching assistant in Statistics, at the Department of Statistics & Computer Science, University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka, Former Assistant Embellishment Development Operations in MAS-KREEDA, a leading company in Sri Lanka

    Research Interests:  Disease prevention & control , Disease epidemiology, Clinical research

    What do you love about the program?  According to my area of expertise & interest in Biostatistics, program content and highly qualified lecture panel, I strongly believe that AHRE program is the most suitable program to be followed, in order to reach my goal of joining a non-profit organization

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Forecasting Monthly Average Pepper Retail Prices using a Traditional Time Series Model and an Artificial Neural Network Model; Published with conference proceeding of 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches Forecasting Monthly Pepper Retail Prices in Sri Lanka: A Neural Network Approach; Published with conference proceeding of IASSL International Conference-2017 Modeling the Best ARIMA Modeling Approach for Forecasting Market Indices in Colombo Stock Exchange; Published with conference proceeding of 8th International Conference on Business and Information

    Chistina Dietz

    Name:  Chistina Dietz
    Email:  cjdietz@clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Lynchburg, VA

    Education:  B.S. in Physics in December 2017 from Clemson University, Graduate Research Assistant: January 2018-present, UPIC Intern: August 2016-December 2017, PCU Telemetry Technician for Hilton Head Hospital: July 2015-present, • EMT-B/Firefighter for Clemson University Fire and EMS: September 2015-December 2017, Laboratory Research Assistant for Clemson Physics Department doing Biophysics research: October 2015-August 2016, • Ambassador Services at Centra Health (patient transporter): January 2015-May 2015; November 2012-January 2014

    Research Interests:  diabetes and prediabetes

    What do you love about the program?  I love this program because of the nature of the program’s education. You are educated in all aspects of the healthcare realm from the system, evaluation measures, theories, and many other topics. This program sets you up for success in an every changing workforce by giving a solid foundation. They foster everyone’s individual interests while simultaneously providing feedback to allow us to thrive in any given health topic within the workforce. It’s a program that molds to the ever changing interests and policies that are occurring in everyday life.

    Smitty Heavner

    Name:  Smitty Heavner
    Email:  SHeavner@ghs.org
    Hometown:  Clemson, SC

    Education:  associate degree in nursing from Tri-County Technical College while working as a nurse’s aid in the area. He went on to complete his baccalaureate studies through Clemson University’s RN-BSN program. As a registered nurse, Smith has experience in orthopedics, pediatrics, oncology, and emergency medicine; he earned an advanced certification in nursing from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in 2015. Smith is an alumnus of the inaugural co-hort of Clemson’s Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research. Smith works as an emergency nurse with Greenville Health System where he serves on the Nursing Research Committee and as President of the LGBT Alliance under the Vice President for Equity.

    Research Interests:  gender and sexual minority healthcare access, workplace diversity, lateral violence, curiosity and need for cognition in healthcare providers, emergency room crowding, nursing workflow, compassion fatigue, and evidence based practice.

    What do you love about the program?  I'm excited to gain the skills and foundation I will need to affect meaningful change for patients and care providers. 

    Mackenzie Stuenkel Name: Mackenzie Stuenkel
    Email:  mstuenk@clemosn.edu
    Hometown: Brighton, Michigan

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy with a concentration in Public Health from Michigan State University 

    Research Interests: Chronic illness prevention and management, health disparities

    What do you love about the program? The AHRE program allows students to participate in research beginning in their first year to develop practical application of classroom knowledge and on the job learning. Faculty foster collaborative learning and work in multiple research areas while also collaborating in common fields. Each participant in the program has a unique background allowing for diverse perspectives.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:

    Brian Witrick Name:  Brian Witrick
    Email:  bwitric@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Lawrenceville, Georgia

    Education:  Bachelors of Science in Education - University of Georgia 2010, Masters of Public Health - Armstrong Atlantic State University 2014 , Adjunct Instructor in Healthcare Management, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, Aug 2016- Current, • Program Coordinator II - Zika, SC DHEC Nov 2016 – June 2017, Community Impact Associate-Health, United Way of Anderson County, Anderson, SC Nov 2014 –Nov 2016

    Research Interests:  healthcare utilization

    What do you love about the program?  I enjoy this program because of the numerous opportunities available to engage in research and academics with distinguished faculty. The professors are highly regarded in their fields, are extremely supportive, and create a sense of community among the program.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  Poster presentation on INJECTIONAL ANTHRAX: AN EMERGING PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2013

  • Alumni
    Julie Summey Bedi

    Name:  Julie Summey Bedi
    Email:  summey2@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown:  Sunset, SC

    Education:  B.S. Southern Wesleyan University, M.A.T. Clemson University, Ed.D. Bob Jones University

    Research Interests:  global health; children's health; cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship

    What do you love about the program?  I love the AHRE program because it has given me so many opportunities to engage in a diverse array of research and evaluation projects with faculty members who are passionate about their work, for what I would say are all the right reasons. They love people - both the people they study and students - and want to see them healthy, well, and thriving.

    Awards/Honors/Publications:  

    Bedi, J.S., Mayo, R.M., Truong, K. Chen, L., Dickes, L., Sherrill, W., Jones, K. (2018). Endocrine therapy use in the twenty-first century: usage rates and temporal trends illustrate opportunities for improvement for South Carolina Medicaid women.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. DOI 10.1007/s10549-018-4866-z

      Bedi, J.S., Charron, E., Franco, R.F., Olinger, M., Dickes, L., Mayo, R. (2018). Elucidating the endocrine therapy experience of South Carolina breast cancer survivors.  Journal of Clinical Oncology. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2018.36.7_suppl.186

      Summey, J., Chen, L. Mayo, R., Charron, E., Hudson, J., Sherrill, W.W., & Dickes, L. (2018). Early Treatment Innovation for Opioid-Dependent Newborns:  A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes, Utilization, Quality and Safety, 2006-2014.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.12.004

     Leahey, A., Bethel, S.,  Summey, J.,Heavner, S. (2017). Patients’ perceptions of clinical scribe use in outpatient physician practices.  GHS Proceedings

     Dickes, L., Summey, J., Mayo, R., Hudson, J., Sherrill, W. & Chen, L. (2017). Potential for Medicaid savings: A state and national comparison of an innovative neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment model.  Population Health Management. DOI: 10.1089/pop.2016.0158

     Mayo, R.,  Summey, J.,Williams, J., Spence, R., Kim, S. & Jagsi, R. (2016). Qualitative study of oncologists’ views on the CancerLinQ rapid learning system.  Journal of Oncology Practice. DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2016.016816

     Hudson, J., Mayo, R., Dickes, L., Chen, L., Sherrill, W. W.,  Summey, J., Dalton, B. & Dankovich, K. (2016). Early treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome: A palliative approach.  American Journal of Perinatology. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1596054

     O'Rourke, M. A., Hoopes, S., Franco, R. A.,  Summey, J. F., & Mayo, R. (2016). Community experience with a cancer survivor smoking cessation program.  Journal of Clinical Oncology.DOI: 10.1200/jco.2016.34.3_suppl.182

    Shi, L., Truong, K.,  Summey, J., & Spitler, H. (2016). Liquor store density and acute pancreatitis hospitalization.  Journal of Substance Use. DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2016.1195895


    Name:  Shannon Barchalk 
    Email:   sbarcha@g.clemson.edu
    Hometown: Liberty, SC

    Education:  Undergraduate degree in Animal Veterinary Science with a minor in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. I currently work at Foothills Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary technician. 

    Research Interests:  zoonotic diseases. 

    What do you love about the program?  I love the program because it has given me a better understanding of how human health/behavior and animal health/behavior are related. I have also learned how to compile, write, read, and construct research projects and papers.