Lindsey Oakes

Lindsey Oakes, M.S., LRT/CTRS is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and will be graduating on May 7th, 2020. Lindsey's primary research interests include the social inclusion, health, and wellness of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Lindsey has expertise with qualitative, mixed-methods, and community-based participatory action research methodologies, including photovoice and rapid prototyping with design thinking. Lindsey and co-researchers have published a systematic literature review in the Journal of American College Health that outlines the health and wellness topics for college students with IDD, which is the first publication of its kind. Lindsey and co-researchers have also explored the inclusion of college students with IDD within campus recreation and sports environments, as well as the overall health and wellness and the sexual health education and experiences of college students with IDD and their support staff who work within inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs. Lindsey's research has been funded by a Faculty First grant and numerous summer research assistantships through The Graduate School at UNCG and Special Olympics Unified Sports at the national level. Her research team is pursuing additional funding through the National Institute of Child Health and Development - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch.

There are 6 included publications by Lindsey Oakes :

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Exploring the inclusion of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in recreation and sports through the lens of organizational level stakeholders 2020 21 Participation in recreation and sports can produce physical and social health benefits for all college students and can open pathways to inclusion for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Given that individuals with ...
Health disparities and health promotion needs of college students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities: A systematic literature review 2019 25 Objective: A new population of college students is emerging on campuses across the United States: students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). With this new and growing population of college students, an important question pers...
Photovoice: A Collaborative Methodology Giving Voice to Underserved Populations Seeking Community Inclusion 2012 2493 Through a collaborative effort between a local university and an advocacy organization, adults with intellectual and developmental disability participated in a community-based participatory action research project using Photovoice, a methodology that...
Photovoice: A Tour Through the Camera Lens of Self-Advocates 2012 1211 Photovoice is a creative form of Participatory Action Research (PAR) that empowers underrepresented groups from the community to become the actual researchers and instigate change. Seven individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilit...
Supporting the sexual health of college students with IDD: A call for trainings for inclusive postsecondary education program staff 2019 60 The purpose of this study was to examine the sexual health needs, beliefs, and access to resources for support staff of students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in an inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) program. Sixteen...
Using Photovoice to listen to adults with intellectual disabilities on being part of the community 2013 2065 Imagine if you were offered a glance through the lens of a very unique photographer: a member of your community who has an intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD). A community-based participatory research method, Photovoice, was used to enab...