2019 Public Health Ethics Forum: Ethical Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Health – Part 5 of 6



so right now I like to introduce dr. Kiran a boy who will be leading our student poster recognition Thank You captain Wilkins and good afternoon everyone I know it's been a long day but we're almost the forum is almost completed no that's a good thing because we've had a very very productive day and I've enjoyed every moment of it and I hope you guys have all so I'm dr. Karen boy yay from the office of minority health and health equity I'm a health scientist and I'm here to give recognition to the two poster presenters we have here today but before I do so I would like to take a moment to ask the poster presenters to introduce themselves and tell us a little bit about their work Rebecca okay hi everyone my name is Rebecca Chang and I am a master's in public health epidemiology candidate currently studying at Columbia University in the city of New York and the title of my project is negative impacts of childhood and adolescent Polly victimization and complex trauma formation in a cohort of youth so from previous literature poly victimization is defined as chronic and concurrent exposure to multiple forms of maltreatment and Polly victimization can have multifaceted consequences when it comes to adolescent development and my the purpose of my study was to first examine the relationship between Polly victimization and the different life's domain outcomes including school performance self-perceived strengths and trauma symptoms and the youth and second to examine any differences in life domain outcomes across different victimization groups and lastly to examine the cumulative effects of poly victimization so in my study poly victimization exposure was significantly associated with higher overall scores across all domains which indicated decreased levels of school performance lower youth strengths and also higher observance of trauma symptoms in use more research is definitely warranted in this demographic in order to further examine the potential relationships between different life domains and victimization experiences such as behavioral cognitive language development in adolescents and also I would just like to point out during my poster presentation out in the lobby area a lot of people have asked me you know what's the difference between aces then and how you know I defined poly victimization and I think that you know in my study my primary interest was to first examine the cumulative impact of these exposures in this population and also my study tried to and capture the perceived level of severity that these youths had in terms of how they felt how they perceived on you know each exposures whereas aces is just a more simplistic method and just measuring the total number of the exposures thank you okay now mr. Ashante Ali Davis please hello so my name is Chauncey Lee Davis I'm a first year mph student at Tuskegee University I would first like to take the time to thank dr. Bowie a and the CDC for allowing us to come here in present our research the title of our research is risk factors for type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents living in a food desert african-american children and adolescents are vulnerable populations suffering from health disparities often more often than their parents and other adults many times when we have the conversation about type 2 diabetes it is usually in the context of middle age to our elders we however we be doing a disservice if we did not address type 2 diabetes in the younger population my research assesses the food environment of Macon County and how it can impact children and adolescents Macon County is a rural county in Alabama and as part of the black belt region Macon County has a population of eighteen thousand seven hundred and fifty-five it has eighty 1.1 percent african-american population and it has a thirty point six percent poverty rate with ninety five to a hundred percent of children within the school systems on free lunch the purpose of my research was to assess accessibility availability and acceptability of fresh fruits and vegetables in Macon County as risk factors for type 2 diabetes we used an observational method to locate food retail stores in Macon County that sold fresh fruits and vegetables we assessed supermarkets grocery stores and convenience stores and we use the redcap software statistical program for our descriptive analysis our results showed that there were two food to food retail stores that sold fresh fruits and vegetables in Tuskegee and one in Otesaga there were nine stores in total so six of them were convenience stores we found that within notice Olga even though that it was the least populous out of Tuskegee it had the higher quality of fresh fruits and vegetables with this canned fruits and vegetables were more abundant and accessible to children and adolescents with in Macon County this has serious health and locations because these children will be taking part in a high sodium and high sugar diet which increases their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes unless the necessary interventions are taken then the incidence of diabetes in children and adolescents will continue to rise it is our obligation as public health officials to ensure the health and well-being of the next generation thank you are there any questions okay so for my research we did a observational method so from there we used Google Google Maps we spoke with people within the community to get a sense of what was available what stores were actually there because when you just looked on Google there was a discrepancy between what was advertised and what was there because they'll say that there's a grocery store there you show up and the windows are boarded up any more questions ok we are running out of time so I'm going to present the poster presenters with their certificates of appreciation it's a certificate of appreciation in recognition and appreciation of your participation in the CDC office of minority health and health equity 2019 public health ethics forum at CDC and it's signed by dr. Lee Andres Lebert the associate director for minority health and health equity centers for disease control and prevention and thank you both for your great work and I encourage you to continued conducting research and performing research that will help us to improve the health outcomes for all and I have the same certificate of recognition for you Ashanti colleague Davis thank you and that concludes our session

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