Conference attendees view 42 research posters from faculty, students and community organizations.

2011 Annual Conference

Title: Health Promotion: Upstream Approaches to Advancing Health in Underserved Populations
Date: March 30, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Connally Banquet Hall | 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Miyong Kim is Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Kim is internationally known for her community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities among traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations. Her work, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the American Legacy Foundation has focusedon the key areas of hypertension and diabetes control, cancer prevention and mental health. Dr.Kim will speak about how community-based research methods can enhance the health of communities. Dr. Kim’s keynote presentation sponsored by the Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lectureship in Nursing.

Closing Speaker: Dr. Deanna Hoelscher is Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living and a Professor of Health Promotion/Behavioral Sciences at the Austin Regional Campus of the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr.Hoelscher’s research interests include child and adolescent nutrition, school-based health promotion programs, evaluation of child obesity policies, and dissemination of school health programs. Dr. Hoelscher has been principal investigator on many research projects with child and adolescent populations, most notably the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH), a study to decrease cardiovascular risk factors in children; the Incorporating More Physical Activity and Calciumin Teens (IMPACT) study, an osteoporosis prevention program for adolescent girls; and the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) study, a child and adolescent overweight prevalence study in Texas. Dr.Hoelscher’s closing remarks sponsored by The George and Diana Sharpe Perinatal Lectureship in Nursing.

Conference Schedule

2011 conference schedule listing the event time and program details
Time Program
8:45-9:00 Welcome & Introductions
Alexa K. Stuifbergen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote: 
Building a Healthy Community Using Community-Based Participatory Research

Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University
10:15 - 11:45 SESSION 1: Reaching Underserved Groups with Community-Based Intervention
A Theatre-Based Primary Prevention Strategy to Curb Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Teen Dating Violence
(PDF Format)
Nina Fredland, PhD, RN, FNP
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Delivering Asthma Education Programs to Underserved Inner-city Students -Speaker Abstract
(PDF Format)
Delivering Asthma Education Programs to Underserved Inner-city Student - PowerPoint (PDF Format)
Eileen Kintner, PhD, RN
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Promoting Health for People with Disabilities: Examining Exercise Adoption and Exploring Obesity
(PDF Format)
Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, PhD
The University of Texas School of Public Health-Dallas Regional Campus

Telehealth: Problem Solving Treatment for Low Income Depressed Homebound Older Adults
(PDF Format)
Namkee Choi, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
1:30 – 3:00 SESSION 2: Perspectives for Understanding Upstream Approaches to Promote Health in Underserved Populations

Depression and Estriol Predict Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women
(PDF Format)
Jeanne Ruiz, PhD, RN
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

First Trimester Dietary Intake: Improving Outcomes for Low Income Pregnant Women
(PDF Format)
Eileen Fowles, PhD, RN
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Going Upstream: Neighborhood Influences on Obesity and Smoking (PDF Format)
Catherine Cubbin, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Productivity Costs of Diabetes Among Hispanics
H. Shelton Brown, PhD
The University of Texas School of Public Health – Austin Regional Campus
3:15 – 4:00 Closing Remarks:
Everything is Bigger in Texas (but Not for Long!): Action Based Research to Prevent Child Obesity
(PDF Format)
Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, LD, CNS
The University of Texas School of Public Health –Austin Regional Campus

Download 2011 CHPR Program and 2011 CHPR Brochure to learn about the keynote speaker announcements and a full schedule of the conference events (PDF).

Continuing Education Opportunity

We will offer attendees of the 2011 conference five (5) hours of their choice of Nursing or Social Work continuing education credit. Attendees who wish to earn these credits must stay for the entire conference, and will be asked to fill out some paperwork following the conference.

Call for Poster Presentations

Abstract Deadline: The Poster application period for 2011 is now closed.
Download the Poster Presentation Abstract Template (Word) .

Poster presentations are invited on topics addressing ANY aspect of health disparities and health promotion research in underserved populations. Original and previously presented posters at refereed regional/national conferences will be considered. Graduate students are encouraged to submit posters. Posters may report work in progress (including conceptual and theoretical work). If space is limited, preference will be given to posters reporting findings. Scholarly presentations consistent with CHPR’s mission will be selected, and first author notified by email by February 18, 2011. Please provide an email address that you will be checking in the Spring 2011 semester.

Poster Presenters must Register for Conference
Requirements for submission are as follow:


  • Format: One page, single spaced, Times 11-pt, 1” margins, 500 words maximum (Download & Use Poster Abstract Template - Word Format)
  • Organization: Purpose; Methods; Findings; Conclusions
  • Cover Letter: Request to submit, author(s) name, credentials, affiliation, address, phone, email, where previously presented (if appropriate) and a permission to publish statement as follows:
    • If selected, I agree to present a poster at the CHPR Conference on March 28, 2012. I give permission for the abstract and a photo of the poster to be used for distribution in all forms of media [print, electronic, website, video].
  • First Author: First author can be selected only once; first author will be contact person


  • Format: Maximum size to fit a poster board of 4’ x 8’; tacks will be provided
  • Handouts are optional and must be provided by the author (25 copies suggested)


Questions? Call us at (512) 471–9910 or email us at

Conference Co-Sponsors

We are pleased to partner with following co-sponsors to present this year’s conference:

  • The Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lectureship in Nursing
  • The George and Diana Sharpe Perinatal Lectureship in Nursing
  • The Gordon and Mary Hancock Cain Excellence Fund for Nursing Research
  • Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Theta Chapter

If you have questions about the conference or need assistance registering, please contact the St. David's CHPR office at 512-471-9910 or