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Faculty, staff publications highlighted — May-August 2022

Texas Woman’s University faculty/staff are leaders in their fields, with an extensive list of publications to their credit. This quarterly report provides a sampling of their recent work, May-August 2022. Names of TWU faculty/staff/students are bolded.

Note: Information on publications should be submitted no later than one month following the publication date.




Juliet V. Spencer (Denton), Editor

CMV seropositivity is a potential novel risk factor for severe COVID-19 in non-geriatric patients,” PLOS ONE, 17(5): e0268530


Yasar Arfat Kasu (PhD graduate), Akshaya Arva (PhD candidate), undergraduate students Jess Johnson, Christin Sajan, Jasmin Manzano, Anderw Hennes, and Jacy Haynes, and Christopher Brower (Denton)

BAG6 prevents the aggregation of neurodegeneration-associated fragments of TDP43,” iScience, 25(5): 104273




Jongwha Chang (Denton) et al.

Does Geographic Location Affect the Quality of Care? The Difference in Readmission Rates Between the Border and Non-Border Hospitals in Texas,” Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, Vol. 15


College of Professional Education


Jorge Figueroa Flores (Provost’s Office, Denton) Lisa Huffman (COPE, Denton), Victor Lozada (adjunct, Literacy and Learning, Denton), and Emarely Rosa Davila (Social Work, Denton)

Adoptando la RV en la sala de clases: Percepciones de futuros maestros bilingües y de ESL,” Dialnet, Vol. 11, No. 1


English, Speech and Foreign Languages


Angela Rodriguez Mooney (adjunct, Denton)

Co-editor, “Raízes: Brazilian Women Poets in Translation,” Venas Abiertas




Brandi Showalter, Ann Malecha (Houston), Sandra Cesario (Houston), Paula Clutter (Houston)

“Moral distress in clinical research nurses,” Nursing Ethics, doi: 10.1177/09697330221090613


Luis Enrique Espinoza, Jennifer Talleff (Dallas), et al.

A comparative study of intimate partner violence among U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic women,” Social Science Quarterly


Beata Mostafavi, Jennifer Woo (Dallas), et al.

Stress, depression may be linked to harmful inflammation in Black pregnant women,” Michigan Medicine, Lab Notes


Julee Waldrop and Jayne Dunlap (Houston)

Announcing the JNP Podcast: Behind the Article,” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 18, Issue 5


Occupational Therapy


Katie Polo, Francie Baxter (Houston), and Nicole Wallis

Occupational therapy health and wellness programming for a client living with cancer,” AOTA SIS Quarterly, Vo. 7, Issue 2


Angela Martin (alumna), Tina Fletcher (Dallas), and Natalie Garcia (student)

A recipe for session success: Promoting OT through universal design for learning and text analysis,” OT Practice, Vol. 27, Issue 5


William Sit (Dallas), Carolyn Wheeler (alumna), and Noralyn Pickens (Denton)

Occupational Therapy in Primary Health Care for Underserved Populations: A Scoping Review,” Occupational Therapy in Health Care




Briana Paulman (School Psychology PhD candidate), Wendi Johnson (Denton), Heather Roberts (Occupational Therapy, Denton), and Angela Shierk (Occupational Therapy, Denton)

Cognitive Assessment in Early Childhood for Unilateral Cerebral Palsy,” Vol. 50, Issue 7 (Account required to read)


Brianna Paulman, Wendi Johnson (Psychology), Heather Roberts (Occupational Therapy) and Angela Shierk (Occupational Therapy) (all Denton)

Cognitive Assessment in Early Childhood for Unilateral Cerebral Palsy,” Communiqué, Vol. 50, No. 7 (Subscription required to read)


Woodcock Institute


Daniel Miller and Denise Maricle (Psychology) (both Denton)

The Woodcock Institute and Opportunities for Students, Practitioners, and Graduate Educators,” Communiqué, Vol. 50, No. 7 (Subscription required to read)