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The Relationship between Homelessness and Violent Behaviors in Adolescents
Meaghan Starr, EKU Masters of Public Health

Mindfulness is Associated with Reduced Risk of Occupation-Related Burnout among K-12 Teachers in Eastern Kentucky
Chris Anama-Green, University of the Cumberlands

A Strong Coalition = Healthy Equity in a Rural County
K. Schwegman, Northern Kentucky Health Department 

Adolescents knowledge about vaping and attitudes toward quitting
Joseph Elsoueidi, Hazard High School student and Mark Duncan, University of Kentucky

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among Kentucky College Students
Skyler Worley, Beth Vanover, Dr. Laurie Larkin, Dr. Michelyn Bhandari, and Dr. Phyllis Bryden, Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University

Social Media: A New Approach to Weight Loss
Submitted by: April Riley, Dr. Kala Chakradhar, Department of Applied Health Sciences, Murray State University: Murray, Kentucky

Mortality Analysis and Leading Cause of Death in Cincinnati
Binglun Yu, MPH Candidate1, Jun Ying, PhD1,Charles R. Doarn1, Maryse Amin, PhD.MS Department of Environmental Health and Public Health Sciences, MPH Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH2 1, Department of Environmental Health and Public Health Sciences, MPH Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; 2Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH

Review of new therapy outlooks and challenges in Alzheimer’s
Amit Patel(B.D.S)1, Dr Xiuhua Ding(P.H.D)2 , Department of Public Health Western Kentucky University 

Every Life is Worth Saving
Susan Adams, Tishanna New, Misty May, and Phillip Freeman, Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Health for Hemophilia: A Family Wellness Intervention
Lisa Littner, MSW, LISW-S, CHES; Cristina Tarango, MD, Molly Mays, MPT, University of Cincinnati 

Implementation of waist circumference as a critical predictor of pre-­type II diabetes
   Avery  Davenport MPHc,  Bullitt County Health Department

Partnering with Hotel/Motel Owner-Operators to Promote Safe Sleep
Kathleen Croley, Whitley County Health Department

An Unusual Case of VACTERL Malformations And Epidemiological Review: Practice Implications for a Public Health Crisis
Submitted by: Jodi P. Clark-LoCascio, MD MPH CWWS,¹ Yamile Marrero, JD MPH CSCS² 1, Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences; 2Florida International University, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Atrazine Concentrations in Drinking Water Supplies in Three Kentucky Counties
Submitted by, Sarah Hartman, Jacqueline Basham, MPH, ASP, Ritchie Taylor, Ph.D. Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University 

Systematic Review of Effective Community-Based and System Level Interventions for Improving Food Security
Emmanuel Ezekekwu, MHA1, Sonali S. Salunkhe, MD, MPH1, J’Aime C. Jennings, PhD1, and Brandy N. Kelly Pryor, PhD2 1Center for Health Organization Transformation , Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences, University of Louisville 2The Humana Foundation, Louisville, KY

The Rainbow Connection: Gauging LGBT-friendly access in Western Kentucky
Matthew Allen; Under the supervision of Dr. Miranda Terry Murray State University

THE ASSOCIATION OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS WITH PREGNANCY IN THE LOUSSI STUDY
Lindsey A. Wood, M.S.1; Jeremy Gaskins, Ph.D.2; Anne Wallis, Ph.D.1; T’Shura Ali, Ph.Dc1; Islamiat Oladipupo, Ph.D.1; Kira Taylor, Ph.D.1 1Univeristy of Louisville, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health 2University of Louisville, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Embrace the Journey: An LGBTQ+ Adolescent Health Campaign
Hallie Decker, MSSW1 ,Ryan Combs, Ph.D.1,Maurice Gattis, Ph.D.2, Taylor Young1University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences1University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work2

A Glance at Electronic Cigarettes
Tess Henderson, Under the supervision of Dr. Miranda Sue Terry, Assistant Professor Murray State University

Oral Health- A Window to Overall Health
Submitted by: Priya Joshi1 – B.D.S, M.P.H; Dr. Jun Ying1 – PhD; Renee Mahaffey Harris2 – BS, MPH Candidate University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, CHES®; Dr. Rhyanne McDade2 – PhD, CHES® , 1MPH program, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine; 2The Center for Closing the Health Gap, Cincinnati

Entry into Prenatal Care: An Evaluation of Process and Outcomes at Family Health Centers, Inc.
Imisha Gurung, MPH, RT, Muriel J. Harris, Ph.D., Jason Deakings, MSPH University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences

Partnering for Impact: Insights from the University of Louisville’s Center for Health Organization Transformation
Melissa B . Eggen, MPH and Christopher E. Johnson, PhD Department of Health Management & Systems Sciences, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Formative Program Evaluation: KIRP Harm Reduction Initiative
Dia J Obonyo, MPH, DrPH Student Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Kentucky

Kentucky Tick Surveillance
Submitted by: Anna Pasternak & Subba R. Palli, University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology 

A Statewide Assessment of Workplace Health Promotion Programs in Kentucky with a Comparison to National Trends
Mackenzie Pennington, Dr. Gretchen Macy, Dr. Cecilia Watkins, Mrs. Jacqueline Basham, & Dr. Vijay Golla, Western Kentucky University 

Socioeconomic Patterns and Environmental Greenness in Relation to County-Level All-Cause Mortality Rates in Kentucky
Submitted by: Lyndsey Blair, MPH1, Johnnie Newton, MS1, Natalie C. DuPré, ScD1 1University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Impacting Kentuckians’ Health through Innovations in the Education of Future Health Professionals
Madeline Aulisio, DrPH UK College of Public Health, UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education

College Students’ Perception of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Sanjana Nasta, Western Kentucky University

Heart for Change
Submitted by: Jamie Lee, RN, CDE, MLDE    Vicky Albertson, RN, CDE, MLDE   Janet Cowherd, RN, BSN, CDE, MLDE, Lake Cumberland District Health Department 

The Kentucky Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and the relationship between participant pregnancy intent and behaviors Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
James Cousett, MPH

Personal Hygiene: Implications for Health Service among Refugees in the USA
Ibrahim Abdulgafar, MBBS; Michelle Reece, DrPH; Niyati Thakur, BDS; Darnez Pope, MSHI; Rukhaiya Khatoon, BDS;   Apoorva Tadakaluru, MS.; Abeer Alamri, PhD; William Mkanta, PhD, Western Kentucky University