School of Health Sciences and Human Services
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
Dr. Laurie Johnson
Dr. Johnson presented a paper and assisted in development of the inaugural World Conference on Peace Education in Belfast, March 2012, and started a new project in Bosnia-Herzegovina working with EU based agencies and regional NGO's. The organizations aim to address post-war reconciliation efforts in schools and communities and the need for developing mental health services infrastructure in this still traumatized society.
Dr. Jamie Mitus
Dr. Mitus received 2 grants from the U S Department of Education – “RSA Training Program: Long Term Training - Rehabilitation of Individuals who are Mentally Ill", and “RSA Long Term, Training – Rehabilitation Counseling.
Margaret Carlock Russo
Received the Honorary Life Membership Award for the New York Art Therapy Association in January 2012
Simon, G. M. (2012). The role of the therapist in common factors: Continuing the dialogue. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38 (s1), 1-7.
Simon, G. M. (2012). The role of the therapist: What effective therapists do. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38 (s1), 8-12.
Dr. Holly Seirup
Co-presented, along with Rose Tirotta and Elfreda Blue, at the 21st Annual Conference on Instruction & Technology:
Tirotta, R., Seirup, H. & Blue, E. (June, 2012) Students perceptions of on-line classes. 21st Annual Conference on Instruction & Technology, Stony Brook, NY.
Dr. Sage Rose and Dr. Holly Seirup
Rose, S., & Seirup, H. (2012). The mindful student: Identifying factors that promote awareness in academic settings. Proceedings from the International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Julie Askew
Published two papers with MFT students:
Askew, J., Rampersaud, D., Solano, I., Donaldson, J. (2012). An exploration of multi-systemic factors contributing to sexual risk taking in minority suburban youth. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. In press.
Askew, J., & Zam, M. (2012). In sickness and in health: The effects of hysterectomy on women’s partners and intimate relationships. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. In press.
Dr. Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff
Rose, S. E., Elkis-Abuhoff, D. L., Goldblatt, R. B., Miller, E. A. (2012). Hope against the Rain: Investigating Psychometric Overlap between an Objective and Projective Measure of Hope in a Medical Student Sample. Arts in Psychotherapy, 39, 272-278.
Goldblatt, R., Elkis-Abuhoff, D., Gaydos, M., Rose, S., Casey, S. (2011) Unlocking Conflict Through Creative Expression. Arts in Psychotherapy, 38, 2, 104-108.
Dr. Andrea Perkins Nerlich:
Publications and Presentations:
Nerlich, A.P. (2012). Securing the site: Locating and negotiating community-based assessments. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association Journal, 39, 23-30.
Nerlich, A.P., Millington, M., Soldner, J., & Zanskas, S. (2011, October). Reviving Vocational Evaluation: Teaching, Practice, and Research. NCRE/CSAVR/RSA Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.
Department of Health Professions
Dr. Julie Agris
Publications and Presentations:
Agris, J., Translating Health Reform Policy Into Meaningful Practice: Protecting the Privacy and Security of Patients' Health Care Information in the Age of an Electronic Health Record, Hofstra Horizons, Spring 2012
Agris, J., et al., How to Select Readers for Clinical Trials When There is No Gold Standard. 33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics; presented in Bergen, Norway (2012).
Dr. Corinne Kyriacou
Publications and Presentations:
Collom, E., Lasker, J., & Kyriacou, C. (2012). Equal Time, Equal Value: Community Currencies and Time Banking in the US. London, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Kyriacou, C.M. & Vladeck, F. (2011). A New Model of Care Collaboration For Community-Dwelling Elders: Findings from the NORC-Health Care Linkage Evaluation. The International Journal of Integrated Care, 11. Publisher: Igitur Publishing URL: http://www.ijic.org.
Dolgin, J., Kreier, R., & Kyriacou, C. (2011). New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations from home and abroad [Forward]. Hofstra Law Review, 39(1), 1-7.
Kyriacou, C., Collom, E., & Lasker, J. (October 2011). "Building Healthier Communities Through Time Banking," presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Collom, E., Lasker, J., & Kyriacou, C. (August 2011). "Buying Local with Community Currency: Participation in Time Banking," presented at the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Lasker, J., Collom, E. & Kyriacou, C. (August 2011). "Time Banks in the United States: Organizational and Membership Diversity," presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Las Vegas, NV.
Program and Curriculum Development Chair of Steering Committee to launch Hofstra University's Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program (Fall 2012).
Panel Moderator at Hofstra University's ICASM Conference, April 24, 2012 Panel: The Ethic of ICASM in Healthcare: Social Policy, Legal Responses and Medical Strategy.
Kyriacou, C. (June 28, 2012). Big Victory for Public Health. Newsday Editorial on Supreme Court Decision.
Dr. Martine Hackett
Boyd, L., Hackett, M., Magid, E. (2011). Health Departments Helping Hospitals: A New York City Breastfeeding Case Study. Breastfeeding Medicine, 6(5): 267-269.
Dr. Hackett was the lead author of a special section on infant injury deaths in New York City for the NYC Child Fatality Review Team annual report:
Fortin P., Stayton C., DiGrande L., Yau R., Hackett M. (2011). "Report from the New York City Child Fatality Review Team: Understanding Child Injury Deaths." New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/ip/ip-nyc-inj-child-fatality-report.pdf
She was selected to be on the Board of Directors of the New York State Perinatal Association and moderated panels at their annual meeting in Albany in June 2012.
She received the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Scholar Award from the Hofstra Cultural Center and presented at the symposium "The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud-Based Apps and Social Media (ICASM) and Healthcare."
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Dr. Evelyn Altenberg
Roberts, J., Altenberg, E.P., & Scarborough, H. Evaluating syntactic production in young children with and without language delays. Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA, November 4-6, 2011.
Altenberg, E.P., Roberts, J., & Scarborough, H. Measurement of two-year-old children's language samples. Presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. San Diego, CA, Nov. 17-19, 2011.
Dr. Jason Davidow
Davidow, J. H., & Melnitsky, L. (in press). Acceptance: A clinical discussion. Perspectives on Fluency Disorders. Invited contribution to a clinical discussion.
Davidow, J. H. (2012). Modifying phonation interval stuttering treatment program. In S. Jelčić Jakšić & M. Onslow (Eds.), The science and practice of stuttering treatment: A symposium (pp. 1-14). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. (Invited Chapter)
Davidow, J. H. (2012, September). Stuttering and the fluency-inducing conditions. Presentation to clinical psychology faculty and students at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
Moore, W.R., Davidow, J.H., & Garcia-Barerra, M.A. (2012, May). A neurophysiological marker of anticipation and error monitoring in developmental stuttering: A pilot study. Paper presented at the North West Conference of Cognition and Memory, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Dr. Carole Ferrand
Ferrand, C.T. (2012). Voice disorders: Scope of theory and practice. Boston: Pearson Education.
Dr. Jenny Roberts
Received external funding:
October, 2010-October, 2011. The Written Language Development of School-Aged Internationally Adopted Children, The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation (With Dr. Kathleen Scott)
Scott, K.A., Roberts, J.A., & Glennen, S. (2011). How well children who are internationally do adopted aquire language? A meta-analysis. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 54. 1153-69.
Altenberg, E.P., Roberts, J., & Scarborough, H. (2011). Syntax measurement of two-year-old children's language samples. The Meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Assocation (ASHA November 2011, San Diego, CA.
Scott, K.A., Pollock, K., Roberts, J., & Krakow, R. (2011). Phonological processing skills of children adopted The Meeting of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), November 2011, San Diego, CA.
Roberts, J., Altenberg, E., & Scarborough, H. (2011). Evaluating syntactic production in children with and without language delays. Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 2011 Boston, MA.
Roberts, J.A. (2011). The language foundations of language-based learning disabilities. International Dyslexia Association (IDA), March 15, 2011, New York, NY.
Dr. Doron Milstein
Milstein, D., Mener, L., Utilizing questionnaires toward elderly rehabilitation. Presented at the American Academy of Audiology Annual Convention, Boston, March 2012.
Dr. Kathleen Scott
Scott, K. A., Roberts, J. A., & Glennen, S. (2011). How well do internationally adopted children acquire language? A meta-analysis. Journal of Speech,Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 1153-1169.
Scott, K.A., & Roberts, J. (2011). Making evidence-based decisions for children who are internationally adopted. Evidence-Based Practice Briefs. 6(3), 1-16.
Scott, K., & Roberts, J. (2011). Making evidence-based decisions for children who are internationally adopted. Podcast. http://www.speechandlanguage.com/ebp-briefs.
Roberts, J. A., & Scott, K. A. (2011). A preschool child from an international adoption. In Shelly Chabon & Ellen Cohn (Eds). , Communication disorders; A case-based approach: Stories from the front line, Needham, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Scott, K. A., Pollock, K., Roberts, J., & Krakow, R. (2011). Phonological processing skills of children who are internationally adopted. American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual convention, November, 2011, San Diego, CA.
Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Scott, K. A. (2011). Neural correlates of language acquisition in internationally adopted children. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 18th Annual Meeting, April, 2011, San Francisco, CA.
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Jessica Steier, M.P.H.
Publications and Grants:
Steier J. B., Coady M. Qualitative Data on Young Adult, Non-Daily Smokers in New York City. Published in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Epi Data Brief. May 2012, No. 17.
Steier, J. B. Sexual Violence and its Impact on Schooling J.L. Postmus (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sexual Violence and Abuse (ESVA)/ABC-CLIO.
Internal Faculty Research and Development Grant, Qualitative Evaluation of Physician Assistant Curriculum
Carina Loscalzo, M.S., PA-C
Loscalzo, C., NYSSPA Fall 2011 CME Conference, New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Saratoga Springs, NY, “Bring Your Problems, Let’s Brainstorm Solutions”.
Loscalzo, C., NYSSPA Fall 2010 CME Conference, New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Saratoga Springs, NY, “A Chance to Share”.
Grants and Professional Activities:
Loscalzo, C. (Principal), Grant, “Partners in Health Education for People with Disabilities”, NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, State Grant, $62,016.00, currently under review.
Professor Loscalzo is currently the editor of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) Newsletter and serves on the NYSSPA Education Committee.