RESEARCH / PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2015

Gachanja, G., Burkholder, G. J., & Ferraro, A. (2015, October 31-November 4). Healthcare professionals’ perspectives on HIV disclosure of a parent’s and a child’s illness in Kenya. Paper selected for oral presentation at the 143nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Selected for the Excellence in Abstract Submission on an International Topic Award.

Gachanja, G., Burkholder, G. J., & Ferraro, A. (2015, October 31-November 4). Parents’ phases and children’s stages of HIV disclosure. Paper selected for poster presentation at the 143nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Samaniego, J., Markova, C., Ato, G. A., & Burkholder, G. J. (2015). The Student first team: Cross-collaborative strategies for promoting student persistence and success.  Paper accepted for presentation at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Senior College and University Commission) Academic Resource Conference, Apr 22-24, Oakland, CA.

2014

Bowleg, L., Neilands, T. B., Tabb, L. P., Burkholder, G. J., & Tschann, J. M. Healthography and Black heterosexual men’s sexual HIV risk: The role of neighborhood context.  Paper presented at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, November 15 – 19.

Gachanja, G., Burkholder, G. J., & Ferraro, A. (2014, November 15-19). Parent’s and children’s emotions spanning the HIV disclosure process in Kenya. Roundtable paper presentation at the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Heckert, A. L., Grubesic, T. J., Tabb, L. P., Tschann, J.  M., Burkholder, G. J., Peterson, J. A., Simmens, S., & Bowleg, L. (2014). Using exploratory spatial data analysis & windshield tours to select neighborhoods for a neighborhood-based study of Black men’s sexual HIV risk and protective behaviors.  Paper presented at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, November 15 – 19.

Moxley-Paquette, E., & Burkholder, G. J. (2014, April).  Using structural equation modeling to test a model of language-based cognitive fitness.  Presentation to Walden University Doctoral Residency Psychology Student Colloquium, Atlanta, GA.

Shirley, J., Burkholder, G., & Wilson, D. R. (2014).  The Effects of Humor on Teacher Stress, Affect, and Job Satisfaction. Peer-Reviewed Podium presentation at Western Social Science Association Annual National meeting April 2 – 5, 2014.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2013

Gachanja, G., Burkholder, G., & Ferraro, A. (November, 2013).  HIV-positive parents disclosure-related preparation activities in Kenya.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 141th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

Moxley-Paquette, E., Burkholder, G. J., & Constantinidis, C. (October 2013). Using structural equation modeling to test a model of language-based cognitive fitness. Oral presentation accepted for presentation at 4th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, Antalya, Turkey.

Wright, D., & Burkholder, G. J. (April 2013). Distance Learning Change Requests: Panel reviewers perspectives and discussion. Accepted for presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission Conference on Quality in Higher Education, Chicago, IL.

 

2012

Bowleg, L. L., Burkholder, G. J. Teti, M., Malebranche, D; Tschann, J., & Massie, J. (July, 2012). The whos, whats, whens, and wheres of sex: Low-income U.S. Black heterosexual men’s sexual scripts and HIV risk and protective behaviours. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), to be held in Washington, D.C., 22-27 July 2012.

Burkholder, G. J., Lenio, J., & Holland, N. (October, 2012). Predictors of online graduate and undergraduate student retention. Paper accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

Gachanja, G., Burkholder, G., & Ferraro, A. (October, 2012). Child, parent, and healthcare professionals’ perspectives on HIV infection status disclosure to children. Poster accepted for presentation at the 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Milanesi, L., Knight-Lynn, L., Burkholder, G. J., Endicott, L., & Salter, D. (October, 2012). Tools and processes to help assess and mentor doctoral capstone research. Paper accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL.

2011

Bowleg, L. L., Teti, M., Malebranche, D; Tschann, J., Massie, J, & Burkholder, G. J. (August, 2011). Investigating the effects of racial discrimination and social support on Black heterosexual men’s sexual HIV risk. Paper presented at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Bowleg, L. L., Teti, M., Burkholder, G. J., Massie, J., Malebranche, D., & Tschann, J. (October, 2011). Investigating the effects of racial discrimination and social support on Black heterosexual men’s sexual HIV risk. Roundtable presented at the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Burkholder, G. J., & Schensul, J. J. (2011, October). Predictors and mediators of violence among urban youth and young adults. Paper presented at the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Lynn, L. K., Burkholder, G. J., & Scott, B. (2011, April). Assessing research quality in dissertations, Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission Conference on Quality in Higher Education, Chicago, IL.

Lynn, L. K., Burkholder, G. J., & Scott, B. (2011, April). Assessing research quality in dissertations, Workshop presented at the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Lexington, KY.

Manuzak, A. & Burkholder, G. J. (October 2011). Managing chronic hepatitis B infection in immigrants to promote healthy communities.  Poster presented at the 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

 

2010

Cooley, J. & Burkholder, G. J. (2010, August). Use of contact theory to explain attitudes toward gay men and lesbians.  Poster session presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA).

Lemery, R., & Burkholder, G. J. (2010, August). Development and validation of the internalized sexual-prejudice scale. Poster session presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Jorissen, S, & Burkholder, G. J. (2010, August). Attitudes about sexuality and predicted behavior: Assessment instrument development. Paper session presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

2008

Burkholder, G. J., Smeaton, G., Jobe, R., & Lenio, J. (2008, August). Facilitating student completion of independent research: Strategies for success. Symposium session presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Jorissen, S., & Burkholder, G. J. (2008, July). The attitudes of paid residential caregivers toward the sexuality of adults with developmental disabilities. Poster session presented at the Walden University Student-Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Lemery, R., & Burkholder, G. J. (2008, January). A proposed scale of internalized sexual prejudice. Poster session presented at the Walden University Student-Faculty Research Symposium, Dallas, TX.

 

2007

Lemery, R., & Burkholder, G. J. (2007, November). The reconstruction of internalized homophobia. Paper session presented at the 135th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

 

2006

Burbank, P., & Burkholder, G. J. (2006, Nov). Health risk and protective factors, Preventive health behaviors, and health status of lesbian and gay older adults. Paper session presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

Hitchcock, J. H., Nastasi, B.K, Burkholder, G.J., Sarkar, S., & Vargis, K. (2006, April).  Mixed methods in intervention research: Theory to adaptation. Paper session presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rollins, J.H, Zahm, M., Burkholder, G.J., & Merenda, P. (2006, July).  The Academic Self-Regulation Scale as a predictor of college student graduation.  Paper session presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.

Rollins, J.H, Zahm, M., Burkholder, G.J., & Merenda, P. (2006, July).  Development of the Academic Self-Regulation Scale to predict college student GPA.  Paper session presented at the 64th Annual International Council of Psychologists, Kos, Greece.

 

2005

Berg, M., & Burkholder, G. J. (2005, December). YARP: A science-based, best-practices work in progress. Paper session presented at the 133rd Convention of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Burbank, P. M., Burkholder, G. J., & Manning, C. (2005, November). Health care needs and issues of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults. Paper session presented at the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Burbank, P. M., Burkholder, G. J., MacSwain, T., & Evans, M. L. (2005, November). Changing knowledge and attitudes with stand-alone gerontological nursing programs. Paper session presented at the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Burkholder, G.J., Owens, D., & D’Agostino, N. (2005, March-April).  LGBTQ youth:  Participatory research and community activity. Paper session presentation for the 11th Annual GLBTQ Symposium, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Hitchcock, J. H. , Burkholder, G. J., Nastasi, B. J., & Varjas, K. M. (2005, August).  A mixed-methods approach for validating culturally specific constructs. Paper session presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Nastasi, B., Hitchcock, J., Burkholder, G.J., & Sarkar, S. (April 2005). Validating cultural and gender specific constructs: A mixed method approach to advance assessment procedures in cross-cultural settings. Roundtable presentation and discussion at the American Educational Research Association’s 2005 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada).

2004

Burbank, P.M., Burkholder, G.J., Stoukides, J., McKeeff, D., & Drohan, M. (2004, November). The effects of static magnetic fields and cognition in nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

2003

Burkholder, G.J., & Harlow, L.L. (2003, August).  Predicting HIV risk in women using latent growth curve analysis.  Poster session presented at the 111th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Burkholder, G.J., Schensul, J.J., Pino, R., & Garcia, J. (2003, November).  Engagement with structural violence in an urban area: Reported experiences of African American and Latino youth. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Applied Anthropology Society, November, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Burkholder, G.J., Schensul, J.J., & Pino, R. (2003, August).  A comparison of methods assessing vulnerability to drug use.  Poster session presented at the 111th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Burbank, P., Burkholder, G.J, & McCool, J. (2002).  Nurses’ perspectives toward caring for older patients, toward job situations, and toward interdisciplinary teams:  Psychometric analysis of three scales.  Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Burkholder, G.J., & Schensul, J.J. (2002, August).  Evaluating vulnerability and network factors in explaining drug use. 110th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

Rollins, J. H., Zahm, M., Merenda, P. & Burkholder, G. (2002, March). Development of the Student Success Scale. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston., MA.

Schensul, J.J., & Burkholder, G.J. (2002, August).  Evaluating vulnerability and network factors as predictors of sex risk. 110th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

2001

Burkholder, G.J., & Harlow, L.L. (2001, August).  Longitudinal Modeling:  Integrating theory and methodology to understand HIV risk.  Invited presentation, 2001 Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Burkholder, G.J., Schensul, J.J., Pino, R., Bermudez, R., & Lopez, G. (2001, April).  Neighborhood and network effects on drug use in Youth and Young Adults:  Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches.  Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Eiserman, J., Schensul, J., Pino, R., Burkholder, G.J., & Singer, M. (2001, April).  The influence of ecstasy on risky sex behavior of urban youth and young adults.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Applied Anthropological Association, Meridan, Mexico.

Gans, K.M., Burkholder, G.J., Risica, P.M., & Lasater, T.M. (2001, October).  The effectiveness of minimal contact nutrition education approaches to lower fat intake and blood cholesterol:  Differences by ethnicity.  Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Atlanta, GA.

Pino, R., Burkholder, G.J., & Schensul, J.J. (2001, October).  Self-reported STI’s in urban youth networks:  A call for research and intervention. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Atlanta, GA.

Risica, P.M., Gans, K.M., Burkholder, G.J., & Lasater, T.M. (2001, October).  Psychosocial predictors of dietary fat for Hispanic, Black, and non-Hispanic White participants of a large scale cholesterol change study.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Atlanta, GA.

2000

Burkholder, G.J., & Harlow, L.L. (2000, August).  Integrating theories in assessing HIV risk among women. Presented at American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Caron, C., Burkholder, G.J., Kirtania, U., Keith, N., Garber, C., & Lasater, T. (2000, November). Using GIS in public health: A multilevel analysis of SES in health.  Presented at the American Public Health Association National Conference, Boston, MA.

Gans, K.M., Burkholder, G.J., & Lasater, T.M. (November, 2000).  Fat related eating habits of White, Hispanic, and African American participants who participated in a large scale community study.  Presented at the American Public Health Association National Conference, Boston, MA.

Gans, K.M., Burkholder, G.J., Risica, P.M., & Lasater, T.M. (2000, September).  Comparison of fat-related eating habits by ethnicity differs depending on dietary assessment tool scoring methodology.  Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods, Tucson, AZ.

Harlow, L.L., Burkholder, G.J., & Morrow, J. (2000, April).  Learning enhancement activities applied to quantitative methods. Presented at AAC&U Meeting, April 13-15, Charleston, S.C.

Harlow, L.L., Burkholder, G.J., & Morrow, J. (2000, August).  Predicting performance in learning enhanced quantitative methods. Presented at American Psychological Association, August 4-8, Washington, D.C.

Huebner, C., Eiserman, J., Burkholder, G., & Schensul, J. (2000, October).  Sexual Ecstasy:  Drugs and HIV risks among youth.  Presented at Provisions, Hartford, CT.

Rollins, J.H., Zahm, M., Merenda, P.F., & Burkholder, G.J. (2000, July).  Development of the proactivity scale to predict non-intellectual factors related to student retention and achievement.  Presented at the Convention of the International Council of Psychologists, Padua, Italy.

1999 and earlier

Burkholder, G.J., & Harlow, L.L. (1996, August).   Education, stigmatization of gay and lesbian individuals, and HIV/AIDS behavior risk.  Presented at APA, Toronto, CAN.

Burkholder, G.J., & Harlow, L.L. (1995, August).  Using structural equation modeling techniques to develop appropriate HIV risk models.  Presented at APA, New York, NY.

Burkholder, G.J., & Lott, A. (1995, March).  A new scale to assess heterosexual negative attitudes toward gay males and lesbians.  Setting Out: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies Symposium, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Harlow, L.L., Burkholder, G.J., Morrow, J., Gomes, A., & Efreom, Y. (1999, April). Learning enhancement activities rousing noesis (LEARN) in Quantitative Methods.  Presented at Eastern Psychological Association Symposium, Providence, RI.

Harlow, L.L., Morokoff, P., Quina, K., Rose, J.S., Johnsen, L.W., Lang, M., Deiter, P., & Burkholder, G.J. (1994, August).  HIV risk in women.  10th International Conference on AIDS, Yokohama, Japan.

Harlow, L.L., Morokoff, P., Quina, K., Rose, J.S., Johnsen, L.W., Lang, M., Lee, P., & Burkholder, G.J. (1993, November).  HIV risky heterosexual behavior in women.  Summary of three studies.  Invited colloquium, UCLA AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

Harlow, L.L., Morrow, J., & Burkholder, G.J. (1999, April).  Engaging women and minorities in Quantitative Methods.  Presented at “Diversifying the Culture and Curriculum of Science, Engineering and Women’s Studies”, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.