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College of Health and Human Services


Faculty Research 

Join the College of Health and Human Services at its annual research showcase Nov. 9 at the University Business Center (Peter's Building), which celebrates outstanding faculty research and scholarly activity. The event, which will include nearly 20 poster presentations, gives fellow faculty, administrators, alumni and the community a chance to meet and collaborate with faculty across campus and learn more about the interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities happening within the college and university. There will be four components to the event, including: 

  • Grant-related panel discussion (3:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Roundtable Discussion (4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Research Awards (5:15 - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Research Showcase (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)

For questions and/or accommodations, contact CHHS RSCA/PRSCA Research Associates, Drs. Nupur Hajela ( and Marcus Crawford ( 

Faculty Abstracts 2022-23

Our faculty are recognized for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, community service and professional excellence. They are among national and international scholars who contribute in a variety of scientific and professional fields, including innovative research in the field. 

View the listing below to learn about our faculty's latest research projects. To view each individual abstract, visit the link

Abstract Title  Authors 
A Case Study on Teaching Community Advocacy: Reflections on Students’ Experiences Reuben Addo, Ph.D.; Pa Nhia Xiong, Ed.D.
Attracting and Inspiring the Next Generation of Environmental Public
Health Scientists: High School and Higher Education Outreach Program
Susan Mirlohi, Ph.D.
Burnout Among Master of Public Health Students Miguel Perez, Ph.D. 
Drumming as an Afrocentric Wellness Intervention Travis Cronin, Ph.D. 
Effects of SKY Breath Meditation on the well-being of survivors of head-and-neck cancer and caregiver dyad, mixed-methods case study Ting-fen Lin, Ph.D. 

The Efficacy of Standing Desks in Enhancing Cardiometabolic Health: A Pilot Randomized Crossover Study

Caio Sarmento, Ph.D.; Jenna Sawdon-Bea, Ph.D. 
Evaluating the Impact of Service-Learning on Student Learning Jody Hironaka-Juteau, Ed.D.

Feasibility Study to Establish an Independent Nurse Practitioner Telehealth Clinic on CSU Fresno Campus

Eileen Jimenez, Ph.D.; Lynn Jakobs, Ph.D. 

The Relationship Between Psychosocial Factors and Student Success in Athletic Training Students

Brittany Clason, Ed.D.; Scott Sailor, Ed.D. 

The Role of Cortical Reactivity and Executive Functions in Developmental Stuttering

Hatun Zengin-Bolatkale, Ph.D. 
Self-Selected Gait Velocity Performance During Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Admission Jennifer Roos, DPT; Caio Sarmento, Ph.D. 

Social, Environmental, and Health Factors Affecting Infant Mortality Rates in Kern County, California

Helda Pinzon-Perez, Ph.D. 

Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Roadside Transportation Air Quality

Jaymin Kwon, Ph.D. 

The Beat Goes On

Nicole Smith, Ph.D. 

Tibialis Anterior Corticospinal Excitability Comparison Between ACL injury and Chronic Ankle Instability During Single-Limb Stand

Na-hyeon (Hannah) Ko, Ph.D.; Caio Sarmento, Ph.D. 

View and Download Research Projects

View Spring 2022 Research View Fall 2021 Research


Our faculty are made up of talented individuals who share a passion for the work and research in their respective fields. Many of them have published research, articles, citations and documents available to view online, through the Librarybibliography collection. View publications for the College of Health and Human Services here.


To learn more about research opportunities in the CHHS, contact:

Nupur Hajela, Ph.D. 

Marcus Crawford, Ph.D.