Tenth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
Virtual Conference
3-4 September 2020

Welcome Address and Plenary Sessions

Welcome Address

Louise Dalingwater, Professor, Sorbonne Université, Paris

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Plenary Session Question and Answer

Deborah Lupton, SHARP Professor, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Australia

September 3, 2020 / 17:00PM USA CDT UTC -5

September 4, 2020 / 8:00AM SYDNEY

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The pre-recorded plenary session will be sent to registered delegates on September 2, 2020. Please watch the plenary video prior to attending the Q&A session. A link to sign up for this session will be sent in pre-conference emails.


Plenary Session (Spanish)

Angelica Avendaño Veloso, Profesora Titular, Facultad Medicina, Universidad de Concepción; Vicepresidente, Red Iberoamericana de Salud Digital

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Plenary Discussion

Lori Thicke, Founder and President, Translators without Borders, United States

September 4, 2020, 9:00AM USA CDT UTC -5 (16:00 Paris)

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Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards re given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2020 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

English Emerging Scholars:

  • Khadijeh Asadisarvestani, University of Sistan and Baluchestan/ Assistant Professor, Iran
  • Veronica Perry, University of Southern California, USA
  • Danika Tynes, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ernest Okyere-Twum, Universite Paris Descartes, France
  • Caroline Nizard, Lausanne University/Institute of History and Anthropology of Religion, Switzerland
  • Jasmine Cruz, St. John Fischer College, USA
  • Amelia Phillips, University of South Florida, USA

Spanish Emerging Scholars:

  • Pilar Alejandra Torres Martínez, Universidad San Sebastián, Chile
  • Jesús Alonso Amezcua López, Universidad de Guadalajara, México
  • Manuel Loera Parra, Universidad de Guadalajara, México
  • Jessica Guadalupe Solis Aguilar, Universidad de Guadalajara, México
  • Yadhira Alejandra Gómez De Lira, Universidad de Guadalajara, México

Health, Wellness and Society Research Network Advisory Board

The Health, Wellness & Society Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners

  • Graham Basten, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
  • Ann Lee Burch, Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, USA
  • Andrea Brace, Towson University, Towson, USA
  • Ann Lee Burch, A.T. Still University, Arizona, USA
  • Janet Currie, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Louise Dalingwater, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris
  • Alan Ewert, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • Kristen Harrison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Lucinda M. Juarez, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Christine Lynn Norton, Texas State University, USA
  • James Marcum, Baylor University, Waco, USA
  • Karen Mueller, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA
  • David Peters, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • Rona Margaret Relova, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California, USA
  • Soma Sen, San Jose State University, USA
  • Darlene Sredl, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
  • Andreas Vossler, Open University, UK

Virtual Presentations (English)

Virtual Presentations are grouped by general themes. Please click the blue buttons below to view and comment. Each presenter's formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.

Virtual Presentations
Theme One: The Physiology, Kinesiology and Psychology of Wellness in its Social Context
High Stakes Sport Environments and the Psychological Toll on Referees: Future Directions

Sarah Buck, Professor, Physical Education, Chicago State University, United States

Managing A Disruption in Personal Health and Wellness: Heal Yourself

Chauncey McGlathery, Executive Director, The Mindful Family, Alabama, United States

The Healing Aspect of Storytelling: Empathy in the Theatre

Marika Becz, Assistant Professor of Theatre: Voice/Movement Studies, Theatre, California State University Stanislaus, United States

Sports Joint Injuries in Student-athletes and the Mechanisms for Effective Treatment

Ezzeldin R. Aly, Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Florida A & M University, Florida, United States


Theme Two: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Breast Cancer, Mana'olana/Hope, and the Experience of Native Hawaiian Women

Karla M. Calumet, Adjunct Faculty, Community and Environmental Health Sciences, Boise State University, Idaho, United States

Towards a Lexicon of Holistic Health

Stephanie Webster. Associate Director, Written & Oral Communication, University of Florida, Florida, United States

Envy within Borderline Personality Organization

Benjamin Buzali, Universidad del Valle de México

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education: Ultrasound for Healthcare Providers

Malka Stromer, Adjunct Faculty, School of Osteopathic Medicine, MidWestern University

Jeannine Noble, Adjunct Faculty, School of Osteopathic Medicine, MidWestern University

Music and the Dopaminergic System: Music Listening and its Therapeutic Potential as Treatment for Addiction

Jee Weon Cha, Associate Professor, Music, Grinnell College, Iowa, United States

The Integration of Personalized Psychosocial Support for Improving Well-being in Cancer Patients

Samanta Savickaite, Student, Phd in management, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

The Art Of Narrating To Survive: Impacts Of Patient And Family Narratives On The Construction Of Medical Knowledge

Tatiana Piccardi, Teacher and researcher, Humanities Department, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência, e Tecnologia de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Theme Three: Public Health Policies and Practices
The Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile: Turning Information into Insight for Health Policy

Mark E. Oxley, Strategist/Consultant, Mathematics, Air Force Institute of Technology

Richard Hartman, Strategist/Consultant, Mathematics, Air Force Institute of Technology

A Paradigmatic Case of Exclusion Based on Age: Children's Mental Health in Chile

Mónica Zúñiga Fajuri, Supervisor/ Mental Health Specialist, Departamento Educacion, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, California, United States

Alejandra Zúñiga Fajuri,Professor, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Spatial Distribution of Population in Health Coverage: An Economic Decision-Making Strategy

Olukemi O. Olowofoyeku, PhD Student, De Montfort University

Jethro Shell, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Lipika Deka, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Francisco Chiclana, Professor, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

The Impact of the Solidarity Sector in the Health Sector in Colombia

Rodolfo Gutiérrez, Professor, Law, Cooperative University of Colombia, Colombia

Food Insecurity in Colleges and Universities: A Needs Assessment

Elizabeth Jesch, Ithaca College

Catherine Colgan, Ithaca College

Katherine Perdomo, Ithaca College

Emily Pressman, Ithaca College

Dr. Srijana Bajracharya, Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Ithaca College

Public in Public Health

Le Thao Chi Vu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Relationship between the Birth of Newborns with Thalassemia Major and Delay in Marriage Registration in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran

Khadijeh Asadisarvestani, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, University of Sistan and Baluchestan


Theme Four: Health Promotion and Education
Multimodal Approaches to Patient Education on Illness and Diagnoses

Jonathan De Rothewelle, Department of Physical Sciences, Harry S Truman College

Enough Is Enough: Confronting Workplace Bullying and Incivility

Cheryl Green, Associate Professor, Nursing, Southern Connecticut State University, Connecticut, United States

Racial Disparities Among the Physical and Mental Health of Head Start Staff: Wellness Survey - a Southern Comparison

Michelle Yetman, Assistant Professor Clinical, School of Allied Health Professions, Louisiana State University, United States

Adam Blancher, Assistant Clinical Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, United States

Youth Emotional and Physical State: Impact of Mobile Applications

Juste Lukoseviciute, Junior Researcher, PhD student, Health Research Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Kastytis Šmigelskas, professor, Health Research Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Tomas Vaiciunas, Lietuvos Sveikatos Moksl Universitetas Judita Bulotait, Lietuvos Sveikatos Moksl Universitetas Agn Slapšinskait, Lecturer, Department of Sports Medicine, LSMU, Kaunas, Lithuania

Slow Medicine: Effective Healthcare for Modern Times

Gwendolynn Diaz, Ayurvedic Doctor and Preventive Health Practitioner, Origins Health, Colorado, United States

Gender Inequity in Health Literacy Promotion: An Observational Study into Health Literature Promotion in Health Facility Waiting Rooms

Michael Whitehead, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Integrated Care, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Australia

Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Violence among Persons with Disabilities in Rivers State, Nigeria

Golda Ekenedo, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Cervical Cancer Knowledge and Prevention Practices among Female Civil Servants in Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State Nigeria

Georgy Ogonna Obiechina, Senior Lecturer, Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Port Harcourt

Public Health Concerns in South Africa: Through the Lens of Students

Firoza Haffejee, Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Durban University of Technology, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Wellness Websites: Before and After

Cheryl Porter, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine, United States

Susan Epstein, Librarian, College of Medicine; Maguire Medical Library; Florida State University, Florida State University, Armed Forces Americas, United States

Adult Maladaptive Internet Use and Depression in Hong Kong

Scarlett Mattoli, Clinical Psychologist, Psynamo Group, Hong Kong

Scott Burrus, United States University

Melanie Shaw, School of Education, Northcentral University, United States

University Wellness and Teacher Education Programs: A Collaborative Approach to Quality Internships

Derek Mohr, Professor, Health, Physical Education, and Coaching, Appalachian State University

Scott Townsend, Professor, Appalachian State University

The Effect of Wellness Intervention Strategies on Student Stress and Optimism

Brian Bolter, Associate Professor, Psychology and Counseling, University of Central Arkansas

Jenna Davidson, Director for Student Wellness, University of Central Arkansas

Ashley Hall, University of Central Arkansas Kara Gray, Research Intern, University of Central Arkansas

Kara Gray, Associate Professor, Psychology and Counseling, University of Central Arkansas

Youth-Adult Partnerships for Health Advocacy: Engaging Youth in Community-Level Change across the 4-H Program in the United States

Carol Smathers, Associate Professor, Extension, Ohio State University, United States

Theresa Ferrari, Ohio State University, United States

"I Can Help"/"Ayudamos": Mental Health Literacy and Suicide Prevention Training in English and Spanish (and soon French)

Brian Mistler, Chief Operating Officer, Partner, ResolutionCare

Attitude of Gratitude How Just Three Minutes Per Day Can Increase Joy, Happiness, and Resilience among Medical Trainees

Amelia Phillips, Director of Wellbeing, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

How Do We Create Compassionate Schools in Light of Death, Dying and Bereavement?

Carla J Kennedy, PhD Candidate, Education, La Trobe University

Improving Self-Management by Assessing Patient Expertise: A Mixed-Methods Study

Katelyn Smalley, Imperial College London, UK

Effectiveness of a Workplace Physical Exercise Intervention on Health, Productivity, and Quality of Life on Office Workers in Spain: Results of a Quasiexperimental Study

Víctor Jiménez Díaz Benito, Professor, Education Faculty, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Sara Zafra DÍaz, Ciencias del Deporte, Universidad de Alcalá

Jose Antonio Santacruz, PhD, Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain

Ángel Luis Clemente Remón, Assistant Professor Doctor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain


2020 Special Focus—Advancing Health and Equity: Best Practices in an International Perspective
Harm Reduction Best Practices for Practitioners: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative Study

Brie Radis, Assistant Professor and Clinical Social Worker, West Chester University

Pharmacist Role in Health Equity Initiatives

Ashley Meredith, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University, Indiana, United States

Jasmine Gonzalvo, Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI), Purdue University College of Pharmacy, United States

Work Environment and its Impacts on Health and Productivity in Migrant Workers

Kavitha Palaniappan, Academic Director / Senior Lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, The University of Newcastle, Australia, Singapore campus, Central Singapore, Singapore

A Needs Assessment Analysis of LGBTQ Community Based Organizations in Kenya: Lessons For the International Health Community

Steve Bennett, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Development, Western Washington University

Ruth Kimani, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Development, Western Washington University

Exploring Resilience: A Multi-method Analysis of Emotional Reactivity and Stress Appraisal

Veronica Perry, Researcher, University of Southern California , United States



Virtual Posters
Fitspiration vs. Thinspiration: Is There A Difference?

Heather Van Mullem, Professor, Movement & Sport Sciences, Lewis-Clark State College

Advancing the Diagnosis & Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among Pediatric Residents

Ashley Williams, Physician, MD, Resident in Training, Pediatrics, Emory Pediatrics Residency Program

Terri Mc Fadden, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University

Salathiel Kendrick Allwood, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Emory+Children's Pediatric Institute

Brianna Glover, Pediatric Resident, Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Psychosocial Resources, Affective Reactions, and Risk Taking Following Academic Stress among University Students

Hasida Ben-Zur, Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel

Social Support and Physical Activity of Rural Cancer Survivors in Hawai‘i

Cheryl Ramos, Professor, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Psychology Department, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States

Relationship between Physical Inactivity and Mental Health Diagnoses among College Students

Carrie McFadden, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Towson University, United States

Caroline Wood, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Towson University, United States

Andrea Brace, Associate Professor, Towson University, United States

Zuojin Yu, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Towson University, United States

Testwell: Ten Dimensions of Health Among La Sierra University Students

Kim Knowlton, Chair, Assistant Professor, Health and Exercise Science, La Sierra University, California, United States

Cessation of Injection Drug Use Following Brief Assessment Interventions for Young Adults

Mance E. Buttram, Professor and Director, Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University, United States

Steven Kurtz, Professor and Director, Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University, United States

Incorporating Nutrition into Physical Therapy Practice: An Exploratory Study on Education and Attitudes

Sophie John, Exercise Science, University of Vermont, United States

Engaging Parents to Enhance Service Delivery: A Study of Risk and Protective Factors

Cynthia Nover, Eastern Washington University

PTSD Symptom Expression in Latina Sexual Assault Survivors

Erika Garibay, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, School of Social Work, CSULB, California, United States

Molly Ranney, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, School of Social Work, CSULB, California, United States

Managing Adversity in the Meidcal Environment: Developing a Program for Medical Team Mental Health and Wellness Needs

David Chesire, Associate Professor, Director of Center for Healthy Minds and Practice (CHaMP), Office of the Dean, University of Floirda, College of Medicine, United States

Mark Mc Intosh, Associate Professor, Director Employee Wellness, University of Florida College of Medicine, United States

Using Teen as Teachers to Address Healthy Living Changes in Youth

Vanessa Spero, Regional Specialized 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, University of Florida, United States

Noelle Guay, 4-H Youth Development Program, University of Florida, United States

Andrea Lazzari, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, UF/IFAS, United States

Laura E Valencia, University of Florida Beth Shephard, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS Kimber Sarver, 4-H Youth Develoipment Extension Agent, University of Florida, IFAS Extensioin, Florida, United States

Power of Napping: Designing a Tool to Promote Power Naps and Diminish Sleep Deprivation Side Effects

Moti Saleminik, Student, Master of Design, University of Cincinnati, United States

How the Coronavirus Affects Individuals with Preexisting Anxiety and/or Depression Disorder

Vishal Chhibber, Family Medicine Specialist, United states

Lee Stevens, West Florida Hospital, United states

Saveen Sall, Windsor University School of Medicine

Esha Jain, American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine

Sheena Jain, American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine

Health Education for Disease Prevention in Vulnerable Female Populations of South Africa: Knowledge Levels of HIV and Cervical Cancer among Women of Inner-city Durban

Firoza Haffejee, Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Durban University of Technology, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Jennifer Ducray

Jyotika Basdav

Colette Kell

The Role of Ethnicity and its Relationship with Happiness and Health Promoting Behaviors Among College Students

Priya Banerjee, Professor, Public Health and Health Education, State University of New York, College at Brockport, New York, United States

Amar Kanekar, Associate Professor, School of Counseling, Human Performance and Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Damage to Assisted Living Facilities and Elderly Health Following the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

Tomoko Shigaki, Lecturer, Organization for the Development of Higher Education and Regional Human Resources, Mie University, Japan

Consumer Behavior and Knowledge at Supermarkets during Grocery Shopping

Lulu Almutairi, Reseacher, Research and Studies Department, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nora Althumiri, Researcher, SFDA Amani Alqahtani, Senior Researcher, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia

Nasser Bin Dhim, Executive Director of Research Department, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia

Prevalence of and Coping Strategies for Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior (IPSB) in American Nursing Baccalaureate Education: Building Resilience, Health, and Wellness

Halina Wyss, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Portland, United states

Amber Vermeesch, University of Portland, United States

The Effects of Poor Sleep Habits on College Students: A Systematic Review

Ghadah Alshuwaiyer, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo, United States

Jasmine Vincent, Division of Allied Health Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo, United States

Development of a Novel Healthy Food Incentive Program in Collaboration with a Farmer's Market in DeLand, Florida

Maxwell Droznin, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

Johnathan Massey, Nursing and Public Health, University of Southern Maine, United States

Primary Care Physician Supply and Population Health in Florida, 2009-2018

Johnathan Massey, Nursing and Public Health, University of Southern Maine, United States

Maxwell Droznin, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

Emotional Impact of Social Areas of Children with Cancer During Their Hospital Stay and Fundraising: Design of Spaces for the Well-being and Support to Raise Public Awareness Through Donations

Mariana Alvarado, Associate Professor, Industrial Design Department, Universidad de Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Pamela Sanchez, Universidad de Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Engaging Students: Infusion of Humor into the Social Work Classroom

Ronald Dolon, Professor, Ball State University, United States

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. View the posters below.

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Presentations are grouped by general themes. Each presenter's formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.