Research Fellows 2013-14

Civic Engagement Research Fellows

David Blersch.

David Blersch
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural, & Environmental Engineeering
Project Title: "Economic Feasibility of Algal-Based Aquatic Pollution Recovery for Nearshore Great Lakes in Buffalo, NY"
Community Research Partners: Groundwork Buffalo; Buffalo State College Great Lakes Center

Nathan Daun-Barnett.

Nathan Duan-Barnett
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
Project Title: "Examining the Effects of the Buffalo FAFSA Completion Project"
Community Research Partners: Say Yes to Education, Buffalo

Fred Klaits.

Fred Klaits
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project Title: "Care, Respect, and Disability: Building a Grassroots Community Health Organization in East Buffalo"
Community Research Partners: Eastside Holistic Wellness Coalition

Janet Yang.

Janet Yang
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Project Title: "Design Effective Communication Strategy to Promote Organ Donation"
Community Research Partners: Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network


Civic Engagement Grant Development Fellows

Laura Anderson
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Project Title: "PULSE Health Homes, Health Families (HHHF)”
Community Research Partners: Cleveland Hills Schools

John Crane.

John Crane
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Project Title: "“Contamination of Water and the Environment in a Peri-Urban Neighborhood, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central America”
                       Community Research Partners: Tabernáculo de Sión (Zion Tabernacle), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Yunju Nam.

Yunju Nam
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Project Title: "“Developing and Evaluating a Financial Capacity Building program for Low-Income Older Asian Immigrants”
Community Research Partners: National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, Seattle, WA

Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellows

Annette Semachin Jones.

Annette Semachin Jones
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Project Title: "Examining the Implementation and Impact of Family Assessment Response on Racial Equity Outcomes”
Community Research Partners: Child Safety and Permanency Division, Minnesota Dept of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Joe Gardella.

Tammy Milillo
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Joseph Gardella
SUNY Distinguished Professor and John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Project Title: "Creating Simple, Informative Maps to Convey Environmental Information to Residents in Understanding Soil Contaminant Status in the 18-mile Creek Corridor Region of Lockport, NY”
Community Research Partners: Citizen’s Alliance for Responsibility and the Environment, Lockport, NY