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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.




Daisy Cantu (graduate teaching assistant, Denton), Sukhbir Kaur (PhD graduate), Anne Z Murphy, Dayna Averitt (Denton)

Sex Differences in the Amygdaloid Projections to the Ventrolateral Periaqueductal Gray and Their Activation During Inflammatory Pain in the Rat,” Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 124:102123


Marc Joshua Silvosa (BS graduate), Nohemi Romo Mercado (BS graduate), Zane Lybrand (Denton), et al.

Understanding primary blast injury: High frequency pressure acutely disrupts neuronal network dynamics in cerebral organoids,” Journal of Neurotrauma, doi: 10.1089/neu.2022.0044


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


Literacy & Learning


Aimee Hendrix-Soto (Denton), et al.

“Culturally sustaining pedagogies: Amplifying youth critical consciousness in classrooms,” a chapter in “Culturally sustaining literacy pedagogies: Honoring students’ heritages, literacies, and languages,” Teachers College Press, pp. 95-1190


Victor Lozada (adjunct, Denton), Holly Hansen-Thomas (Research & Sponsored Programs, Denton), Jorge Figueroa (Academic Affairs, Denton), Amanda Stewart (Denton)

La educación bilingüe durante una pandemia: Compromiso familiar” (Bilingual education during a pandemic: Family engagement), El Guiniguada, 31, 28–40




Ellina Grigorieva (Denton)

“Lotka-Volterra Competition Model with a Nonmonotone Therapy Function for Finding Optimal Strategies in the Treatment of Blood Cancers,” Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Springer Verlag (Germany), Vol. 317, No. 1, pp. 1-19




Harriett Omondi (PhD student, Houston) and Wyona Freysteinson (Houston)

The mirror and obesity: A systematic review on the effects of mirror exposure on behaviour and obese individuals,” Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 31, Issue 17-18, p 2367-2376


Susan Chrostowski (Dallas) and Mari Tietze

Using a Telemedicine Cart for an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Nurse Practitioner Education,” Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol. 70, 21-27


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


Nutrition & Food Sciences


Francilia Brito-Silva (PhD graduate), Wanyi Wang (Houston), Carolyn Moore (Houston), Cynthia Warren (Denton), Derek Miketinas (Houston), Wesley Tucker (Houston), and Kathleen Davis (Denton)

College Campus Food Pantry Program Evaluation: What Barriers Do Students Face to Access On-Campus Food Pantries?,” Nutrients, 14(14, 2807


Xiafen Du (Denton), Xinwang Wang, Adriana Muniz (student), and Keith Kubenka

Consumer Hedonic Ratings and Associated Sensory Characteristics and Emotional Response to Fourteen Pecan Varieties Grown in Texas,” Plants, Vol. 11, Issue 14


Occupational Therapy


Heather Roberts (Denton), Angela Shierk (Denton), Arianne Alfonso (graduate assistant), Paul Yeatts (CRDA, Denton), Trey DeJong (Research & Sponsored Programs, Denton), and Scottish Rite colleagues

Improved Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy with Repeat Doses of Group Based Hybrid Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy,” Disabilities, 2(2), 365-378


Heather Roberts (Denton) et al.

Disparity in Built Environment and Its Impacts on Youths’ Physical Activity Behaviors During COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions,” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities


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


Political Science


Michael Hansen and Jonathan Olsen (Denton)

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) as Populist Issue Entrepreneur: Explaining the Party and its Voters in the 2021 German Federal Election,” German Politics, vol. 31, #3: 1-25


Michael Hansen and Jonathan Olsen (Denton)

A Tale of Two Electorates? The 2021 Federal Election and the AfD Voter in East and West,” German Politics and Society, vol. 40, #2: 11-133




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)