Transforming Health Promotion Using Mobile Technology, Micro-data and Better Coalition Creation


Elizabeth Serieux presents health promotion use of mobile technology

Elizabeth Serieux, PhD, MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Diana M. Reindl, PhD, MA, CHES

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Health Promotion, Department of Nursing and Health Professions, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Alyssa Mayer, PhD, MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of South Carolina Beaufort

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This panel discussion addresses how the health promotion field needs to adapt in order to best meet the needs of the population it serves, now and in the future. The panelists will review the role of health promotion and how it is influenced by changing local and global contexts. Specifically, they will address;

(a) How mobile technology can be harnessed to influence behavior to reduce risk for development and progression of chronic non- communicable disease; today’s greatest contributor to morbidity and mortality.
(b) How micro-data can be used to enhance adaptation, growth and evolution of the field of health promotion.
(c) How community coalition creation can be refined to improve effectiveness and sustainability.

The panelists will present and discuss their own research in each of these areas, as well as results from other researchers, illustrating how these concepts should be incorporated into all health promotion efforts to produce better outcomes.

Presenter Bio(s):

Elizabeth Serieux, PhD, MPH, CHES, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health, in the Department of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She earned her PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior and a Master’s Degree in Health Policy and Management, as well as certificates in Gerontology, Global Health, and Disaster Management from the University of Georgia. Dr. Serieux is also a Rotary Alum; as a global grant recipient, she pursued and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design from the University of the West Indies. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology and was earned from the St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia Canada.
Dr. Serieux, who is originally from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, is a member of the Delta Omega – National Honor Society in Public Health, Sigma Phi Omega – the International Academic and Professional Honor Society in Gerontology, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Behavioral Medicine and the Saint Lucia National Trust. She is passionate about implementing research and applying knowledge to improve life experiences, particularly for people in underserved contexts.

Diana M. Reindl, PhD, CHES, is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the Health Promotion Program in the Department of Nursing and Health Professions at USCB. She earned a PhD. in Health Education with a cognate in Research and Design and Statistics from the University of Toledo and also obtained certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES). Dr. Reindl’s previous research focused on college student life and programs aimed at reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Most recently, her research is focused on mechanisms attributing to the health and wellness of the LBGT community in and around the low country. Over the course of her career, Dr. Reindl has received nine funded research grants and has contributed to 15 professional publications. Her research has appeared in 28 professional presentations, including four at international conferences.

Dr. Alyssa Mayer earned her doctorate (PhD) in Public Health and her MPH in Health Education from the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida in 2015 and 2011, respectively. She received her Certification in Public Health (CPH) from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) in 2011. Dr. Mayer completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where she collaborated on several large grants addressing health disparities in the American Southwest. In addition to 13 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Dr. Mayer has published two book chapters, her doctoral dissertation, and had 20 abstracts accepted for presentation to major professional conferences in the United States and abroad.