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Faculty Research: Health Education

Professor Hansen’s research interests include: stigma among college students with disabilities, acculturation and assimilation amongst college students, minorities identity issues, stress and academic achievement with college students. Her new research project is on acculturation with international undergraduates students attending BMCC.

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Professor Hoepner’s research is primarily at the intersection of environmental effects and prenatal/early childhood development. Currently, she is working on proposals to continue to investigate effects of BPA and BPA alternatives with colleagues at Columbia University and Indiana University. With her background in health disparities research, Professor Hoepner has the goal of understanding the intricacies of race/ethnicity, sex and socioeconomics as they pertain to environmental health from a global perspective, as well as from a community-wide perspective such as that of BMCC.

Professor McNamara conducts research primarily in the area of health education and health behaviors. Most of her work is grounded in Social Cognitive Theory. She is now compiling her research on the effect personality type has on weight loss and has begun exploring health entrepreneurism as a pedagogical strategy for health education students.

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Professor Shneyderman’s research interests include cancer prevention, sexual and reproductive health, and Internet and mobile health. Her current research interests include nutrition information in mobile applications targeted toward children and HPV vaccination rates and correlates in young men.

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