Past CARHS Research Events
- Fall 2016
The Role of Biofeedback Lab in Research and Teaching
Dr. Susan Ross, Assistant Professor, Health Science & Recreation
Recreation Therapy and the SJSU Wellness Center partnered in Spring 2016 to create a Biofeedback Lab for all students. The purpose of the lab is to provide students with opportunities to use biofeedback equipment and to apply practices to improve health. Dr. Susan Ross talked about her work with the lab, her current research using biofeedback with children in a coma state, and discussed the implications for CHaHS faculty’s research and teaching.
Grant Seeking Lessons from the University Grants Academy
Dr. Amy D'Andrade and Dr. Meekyung Han, Professors, Social Work
Drs. Amy D'Andrade and Meekyung Han shared grant-writing lessons based on their involvement in the University Grants Academy. Their personal reflections and insights may help CHaHS faculty enhance their understanding of the grant seeking process and become more prepared for it.
- Spring 2017
Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: Exposure to Victimizing Events and Use of Substances
Dr. Satu Larson, Assistant Professor, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Exposure to trauma increases students’ risk for mental health disorders and school failure. Dr. Larson talked about her analysis of California Healthy Kids Survey 2010 and discuss victimization on school grounds, substance use, and symptoms of depression and eating disorders among a sample of 6-12th graders. The talk also discussed the larger context of exposure to childhood trauma, mental health, and academic success.
Netnographic Research and Teaching Virtual Fieldwork
Dr. Kristen Rebmann, Associate Professor, School of Information
Netnography, or digital ethnography, focuses on understanding social interaction in contemporary digital communications contexts. Dr. Rebmann shared her experience in netnographic research and teaching, and discussed this method’s implications for qualitative researchers.
- Fall 2017
Threshold Concepts: Implications for Education and Research
Dr. Virginia Tucker, Assistant Professor, School of Information
Dr. Tucker discussed her research related to Threshold Concepts, a theoretical framework related to teaching and learning. A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress. Implications of Threshold Concepts for education and research were also be discussed.
Zoom recording link of this talk: Threshold Concepts: Implications for Education and Research
Impacts of the SJSU Community Garden on Student Welfare
Dr. Joshua Baur, Assistant Professor, Health Science & Recreation
Dr. Baur talked about a case-study that looked at how volunteering at the SJSU Student Garden impacts students. Both current and former volunteers were asked about dietary habits, food insecurity, health, and general wellbeing. Dr. Baur also shared how their volunteering experience has impacted these health indicators.
Zoom recording link of this talk: Impacts of the SJSU Community Garden on Student Welfare
- Spring 2018
Parents’ Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children’s Everyday Occupations
Dr. Anita Niehues, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
When parents are asked what they want most for their children, most say, “I just want them to be happy!”. Many things contribute to children’s happiness and well-being. Children love to play outdoors, setting and meeting physical challenges for themselves and playing with friends. Dr. Niehues shared findings of a qualitative study of parents’ perceptions of risk and some of the dilemmas and strategies they used to offer children age-appropriate risk taking opportunities including occupations with gradually increasing challenge and responsibility.
Zoom recording link of this talk: Parents’ Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children’s Everyday Occupations
What is Social Network Analysis and How Does it Apply to My Work?
Dr. Bryce Westlake, Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Studies
Dr. Bryce Westlake introduced attendees to Social Network Analysis by providing a brief overview of what it is and how it is used in research. He then provided examples of its use in his own research as well as in other disciplines with CHaHS. He concluded with a set of resources that can help attendees learn more about Social Network Analysis.
Zoom recording link of this talk: What is Social Network Analysis and How Does it Apply to My Work?
- Spring 2019
Research Trajectory - Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Student Involvement
Dr. Deepika Goyal, Professor, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Dr. Deepika Goyal will discuss her research trajectory at SJSU. Her research area is on postpartum depression with a focus on risks and early identification among vulnerable populations. She developed several successful collaborations with faculty in other disciplines and involved students in her research. She will share these successful stories, strategies for collaborating, and how to overcome challenges.
Zoom recording link of this talk: Research Trajectory - Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Student Involvement
- Fall 2019
Finding the Right Journal for Your Research Publications
Yen Tran, Research Impact Librarian
Yen Tran discussed strategies to determine which research journal might be right for your research publications, as well as predatory journals you should avoid. She showcased tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Scimago, and Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities.
You can find this and other recorded workshops and webinars in her webpage about Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Impact.
Previous workshops and webinars link: Finding the Right Journal for Your Research Publications
- Spring 2020
Facilitating Small Teams of Students to Collect and Analyze Qualitative Research
- Dr. Winifred Schultz-Krohn, Professor, Occupational Therapy
- YK Liao MS, OT
- Samantha Marrah MS, OT
- Courtney Stonesifer MS, OT
- Suzanne Walter MS, OT
The panel led by Dr. Schultz-Krohn discussed the research project on “The Meaning of Driving for Older Adults”. They provided an overview of the research process, including: the use of serial interviews; coding process using constant comparison; member checking; development and confirmation of the code directory; and faculty/student interaction as joint investigators.
Zoom recording link of this talk: Facilitating Small Teams of Students to Collect and Analyze Qualitative Research
- Fall 2021
Demonstrating your RSCA Impact (workshop)
Ye Tran, Research Impact Librarian
This workshop will help you identify and describe the impact of your research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA). Come with your questions as this will be an opportunity for you to learn how to demonstrate your RSCA impact. This workshop may be of particular interest to faculty who are submitting dossiers for retention, tenure, or promotion this academic year.
Zoom recording of this talk is available on this page.
ABCs of NIH Clinical Trial Grant Applications
Jessica Trask, Director of Research Compliance
This workshop is designed to demystify the requirements for research grants that are considered to be clinical trials. NIH has expanded the definition of clinical trials, and many projects involving human subject participation in any type of intervention designed to improve health related or behavioral outcomes are considered clinical trials. If you are considering developing a grant – now or in the future – involving human subjects and an intervention, this workshop is for you!
Zoom recording of this talk. Passcode: Ciak1d.f
Creating a Plan for your Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Trajectory
Paula Kenyon, Research Development Specialist
This workshop focused on how faculty might map out an individualized research/scholarship trajectory. Topics included how to lay the groundwork for applying for a future grant, how to strategize in seeking internal and external funding, and what to consider when evaluating different kinds of grants (e.g., career development, grants for pilot research, or project grants) that are linked to research.
Zoom recording of this workhop.
Evaluating Scientific Writing of Health & Human Sciences Students
Dr. Michelle Hampton, Associate Professor in the Valley Foundation School of Nursing, will talk about evaluating scientific writing for health science students. This event has been organized in response to requests from faculty for more assistance with evaluating student’s writing. Based on Dr. Hampton’s research and pilot work in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, this presentation will identify specific skills, practical strategies, and useful tools in scientific writing development for students.
- Spring 2022
Planning and Negotiating Co-Authorship with Students
- Emily Chan, Associate Dean, Research & Scholarship, SJSU Library
- Ann Agee, Faculty Director of Collections and Scholarly Communication, SJSU Library
- Nick Szydlowski Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian, SJSU Librarian
- Michelle Hampton, the Valley Foundation School of Nursing
This workshop provided useful tips and resources for determining authorship (vs. acknowledgements) and for negotiating authorship before (and during) the manuscript development process. The workshop included resources for communicating about/negotiating authorship in advance, varied definitions/parameters for authorship, and discussion/illustrations from session participants. Although the workshop focused on co-authorship with students, the topics may also be of interest to faculty who co-author with community-partners or other scholars. Please note that the PPT slides include links to useful reference resources.
Zoom recording for this talk. (Passcode: +4C*LsTM)
Qualitative Research Conversations - March 2022
- Presenter: Amanda Miller, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
- Facilitator: Ruvani Fonseka, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Project: Perspectives of Women Living with HIV on Addressing Violence and Use of Alcohol During HIV Services: Qualitative Findings from Fishing Communities in Uganda (link to manuscript: https://escholarship.org/content/qt9h0428sg/qt9h0428sg.pdf)
The “Qualitative Research Conversation” sessions offer an opportunity for faculty to share about challenges, successes and insights from their qualitative research. The presenter shared brief highlights of their work, including methodological approached and challenges in their work. Below please find a link to the presentation segment of the session.
Zoom recording of this talk. Passcode: 9?&Pd+^7
- Fall 2022
Intellectual Property and Working with Industry (Zoom)
Presenter: Abby Queale, Director, SJSU Office of Innovation
Are you involved in or curious about, projects that may lead to innovations -- from health apps to tools that may be used in healthcare or health education? This workshop helps demystify the landscape of intellectual property (IP) and provide practical tips for working industry. Specific topics included:
- Introduction to IP - patents, copyrights, trademarks, know-how and trade secrets.
- Strategies for IP protection
- IP considerations related to publishing
- Disclosing inventions and creative works
- Working with industry - what is important and how to get started
- Capturing background IP and why it is important
Link to video on Google drive (Anyone at SJSU should be able to view the link, but if it is slow to work, you may need to download the file):
Qualitative Research Conversations - Project: Experiences of critical care nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Presenters: Dorothy Moore, Denise Dawkins, Susan McNiesh
Learn about how a team of nursing researchers worked as a team to conduct a timely and important
qualitative study. Suitable for all CHHS faculty, the “Qualitative Research Conversation” sessions are
designed to provide an opportunity for presenters to share about challenges, successes and insights
from their qualitative research. The facilitators/presenters will provide brief highlights of their work with a focus on any dimensions of their work that may be of interest, such as theory, methods, and/or overall challenges in qualitative or mixed methods studies. Copies of manuscripts related to the research mentioned in the session will be shared in advance (no pressure to read in advance and no pop quizzes!). Brief presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Faculty of any level of experience with qualitative study designs and methods, as well as those wanting to learn more about how it is applied/used, are welcome to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Link to video on Google drive. (Anyone at SJSU should be able to view the link, but if it is slow to work, you may need to download the file):