Year in Review: Health & Behavior Studies
The department researches behavioral and social determinants of health and learning throughout the lifespan. Alumni practitioners, researchers and leaders help people self-actualize, make informed decisions and attain quality of life.
The department researches behavioral and social determinants of health and learning throughout the lifespan. Alumni practitioners, researchers and leaders help people self-actualize, make informed decisions and attain quality of life. This year:
The Annual Health Disparities Conference of TC's Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education (CHEUSE), "Urban to Global Health: Culturally Appropriate Research, Practice and Policy, "featured social scientists David Williams (Harvard) and Mindy Thompson Fullilove (Columbia), nutrition author Michael Moss, and CHEUSE co-directors Barbara Wallace, Professor of Health Education, and Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education.
In its first major policy research report, TC's Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy found most New York City elementary schools lack nutrition education provided by experts, essential to promote healthful eating. The Tisch Center also co-convened NYC4CNR, an alliance for a strong Child Nutrition Act in 2015 to provide healthful food and nutrition education.
Reading Specialist Susan Garni Masullo's workshop for elementary and middle school teachers focused on current research and increasing classroom expertise.
In New York City's Chinatown, Hsu-Min Chiang, Associate Professor in Autism Spectrum Disorders, taught social skills and adaptive behavior to children with autism. Parents learned behavioral management strategies and about education law and stress management.
Ye Wang refocused the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program on language and literacy development. Graduates Dana Selznick, Brittany Prell and Ariel Ditkowich founded the summer program Camped Up for children with hearing loss. Graduate Deborah Bernstein founded Say What Teens for young people with hearing devices.
Laudan Jahromi co-authored studies in Prevention Science and elsewhereon emotional self-regulation intypically developing children and in children with autism.
The American Psychological Association fully reaccredited TC's School Psychology Program, with seven years to the next accreditation.
Published Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015