Health Studies Student Research Projects

I recently started working at U Penn as a research assistant in the school of medicine. Our research mainly focuses on women's cancer (breast and ovarian) and disparities in health care, for example one of our current projects focuses on disparities in access to breast cancer testing based on race. The Health Studies Certificate Program - and my wonderful classes in medical sociology! - were successful in helping me find a career in health!

Noora Marcus ('09)
Research Assistant
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

Listed below are a sampling of the various Health related projects that Dickinson students have worked on in the recent years.

Name of Student  Title of Project  Supervisor   Semester Type of Project 
Sara Moss Interpersonal and Affect-Regulation Difficulties in Disordered Eating: Do the Same Theoretical Models Apply to Men?
Prof. Suman Ambwani  Fall '13 / Spring '14
Student-faculty Research
Parisa Kaliush
Disordered Eating in Female Collegiate Athletes: Investigating the Relationships among Coaching and Parenting Styles, Psychological Needs, and Self-Determined Motivation
Prof. Suman Ambwani Fall '13 / Spring '14 Honors Thesis
Sara Moss
Rethinking Recovery: Post-traumatic Growth Through Eating Disorder Recovery
 Prof. Suman Ambwani
Fall '13 / Spring '14
Honors Thesis
 Jeanette Diamond
Effectiveness of Employee Wellness Programs at Dickinson College
Prof. Andy Skelton
 2013  Student-faculty Research

Elizabeth Mauri

An examination of factors influencing adherence to speech pathology treatment

Prof. Sharon Kingston

Fall '12

Independent Study

 Matthew Halvorsen, Elizabeth Meschio, and Parisa Kaliush
Physical Exertion as Perceived by Varsity Swimmers and their Coach
Prof. Andy Skelton
 2012  Student-faculty Research
 Meredith Frohman
Complementary Medicine for Cancer Survivors' Well-being
 Prof. Andy Skelton
 2011-12  Student-faculty Research

Iliyana Gesheva

Predictions of access barriers to the use of prenatal care services among African-American and Hispanic Women

Prof. Sharon Kingston

Spring '11

Independent Study

Umaima Khatun

Mental health and the refugee population: Analysis of a resettlement agency

Prof. Sharon Kingston

Summer '10

The Washington Center Summer Program

Bettina Cerban

Judging smokers: How anger and disgust shape our moral beliefs

Prof. Marie Helweg-Larsen

Spring '10

Honors Thesis

Meg Tobias

Judging fatness: The effects of emotion on moral judgment and moral judgment on emotion

Prof. Marie Helweg-Larsen

Spring '10

Honors Thesis

For more information, contact: helwegm@dickinson.edu