Public Health

Does income have a direct correlation to women who express a higher fear of birth score?

Author(s) Kecia Howard Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Public Health) Abstract This presentation evaluates the impact of COVID-19, the current global pandemic, on pregnant mothers across the United States, and their experiences with preparing for birth. Fear of birth scores are an efficient way to analyze… Read More »Does income have a direct correlation to women who express a higher fear of birth score?

Reducing Post-Partum Depression Through Peer Support Interventions

Author(s) Mary Korth Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Physical Education, School & Public Health) Abstract Mary Korth Reducing Post-Partum Depression through Peer Support Interventions Post-partum depression occurs in 7-20% of pregnant women in the United States (Patel et. Al, 2012). Many mothers experience depression for the… Read More »Reducing Post-Partum Depression Through Peer Support Interventions

Changes to Perinatal Women’s Intentions to Use Lactation Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S.

Author(s) Heather Pahl, Jaclyn Johnson Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Public Health), Amy Claridge (Family and Consumer Sciences) Abstract This present, ongoing research aims to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mothers’ intentions to utilize professional lactation support. We also investigated associations between the intentions… Read More »Changes to Perinatal Women’s Intentions to Use Lactation Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S.

Vaccine Intentions and Attitudes toward the COVID-19 Vaccine among Pregnant Women in the U.S.

Author(s) Jessica Craig, Gracie Minks, Adrienne Larson, Amy Claridge Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Public Health) Abstract BACKGROUND: Vaccination during pregnancy aids in protecting mothers from serious disease, while the development of maternal antibodies can help protect their babies from serious diseases early in life. This… Read More »Vaccine Intentions and Attitudes toward the COVID-19 Vaccine among Pregnant Women in the U.S.

Pregnancy-related concerns and priorities among Latina women during the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Author(s) Aritzandi Martinez, Beeson, Tishra Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Public Health) Abstract Pregnant women are experiencing changes both in pregnancy and childbirth due to the effects of COVID-19, raising concerns both for themselves and their baby’s health. This study investigates group differences in the expressed… Read More »Pregnancy-related concerns and priorities among Latina women during the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Coping Strategies Among On-Campus Resident Students and Differing Gender Identities in a Rural Washington County during COVID-19

Author(s) Sierra Martin, Jordan Lancaster, Brooke Writer Faculty Mentor(s) Tishra Beeson (Physical Education, School & Public Health) Abstract The continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed the year mark and already we are seeing effects of quarantining and social distancing on the mental health of… Read More »Coping Strategies Among On-Campus Resident Students and Differing Gender Identities in a Rural Washington County during COVID-19