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Faculty Research

Ongoing Research Projects

Dr. Meena Mahadevan is collaborating with Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah (who teaches in Montclair State’s Public Health program) on Project THANKS: Turning HIV/AIDS into New Knowledge for Sisters, which focuses on medication adherence and health-seeking behaviors of HIV-positive women with a history of substance abuse.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Bauer, KD, and Liou, D. (2016) Nutrition Counseling and Education Skill Development (3rd Ed.) Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, Inc.

Bauer, KD, and Bai, Y. (2015). Innovative educational activities using a model to improve cultural competency among graduate students.  Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 174, 705-710.

Liou, D, Bauer, KD,  and Bai, Y. (2014) Examination of obesity risk reduction behaviors using Theory of Planned Behavior and Health Belief Model in Chinese Americans. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. 106(4).

Dinour, LM, and Beharie, N. (2015) Lessons learned from a student-led breastfeeding support initiative at an urban public university. Journal of Human Lactation. 31(3): 341-3.

Dinour, LM, Pope, GA, Bai, Y. (2015) Breast milk pumping beliefs, supports, and barriers on a university campus. Journal of Human Lactation. 31(1): 156-65.

Dinour, LM. (2015) Conflict and compromise in public health policy: analysis of changes made to five competitive food legislative proposals prior to adoption. Health Education and Behavior. 42(1 suppl): 76S-86S.

Spark, A, Dinour, LM, Obenchain, J. (2015) Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies and Practice (2nd Ed.)  Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press.