Rose Ewald

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5629-7419

I am a PhD student in Program Evaluation in the Educational Research Methodology department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). I hold a B.S. in Nutrition Science with a minor in Biology from UNCG. Many of my earlier research papers were done as a way of exploring more deeply the myriad ways that physiological processes affect health. I also obtained an MPH in Public Health Education from UNCG, during which I broadened my research efforts to include environmental and social factors that affect health behaviors and health outcomes. I use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. As a public health educator and certified health education specialist, I distinguish disability from chronic illness, construe ableism as a systemic social determinant of health (SDOH), and identify ableism and disability as being causal in nature, often leading to health disparities and chronic illness later in life. I consider education to be a fundamental SDOH with particular consequences for people with disabilities. My current research interests focus on higher educational institutions, including how the intersectionality of the built environment, social-ecological factors, and campus culture impact students with disabilities, how researchers approach their studies about students with disabilities, and how culturally responsive research methodologies can be expanded to better understand the needs of students with disabilities at a systemic and institutional level. My goals are to bring these distinctions into higher education curricula, teaching, research, and practice, to end the stigma of disability on college campuses, and to increase cultural competence about ableism and disability among policy makers, administrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education. To this end, in 2020 I started UNCG’s Zeta Phi chapter of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, which celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership, and advocacy by and for college and university students with disabilities.

There are 11 included publications by Rose Ewald :

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Blood Type Biochemistry and Human Disease 2016 635 Associations between blood type and disease have been studied since the early 1900s when researchers determined that antibodies and antigens are inherited. In the 1950s, the chemical identification of the carbohydrate structure of surface antigens le...
Development and validation of the 4-Factor Critical Consciousness Scale 2022 31 Assessment of critical consciousness among individuals can provide a proxy measure of the readiness of communities, and individual decision-makers within, for social changes that address root causes of ill health. Critical consciousness, as conceived...
Human Microbiota, Blood Group Antigens, and Disease 2018 396 Far from being just “bugs in our guts,” the microbiota interacts with the body in previously unimagined ways. Research into the genome and the microbiome has revealed that the human body and the microbiota have a long-established but only recently re...
Hypertension in Low-Income Adolescents 2017 491 Disadvantaged adolescents are at higher risk for undiagnosed and untreated obesity and hypertension. Using nurse-measured weight, height, and blood pressure (BP) as well as self-reported age and activity/lifestyle behaviors, we assessed the prevalenc...
The photovoice decision tree: Legal considerations and ethical implications for photographs and captions 2022 76 This article presents a photovoice decision tree that serves as a guide for making lawful and ethical decisions during the portions of the photovoice process that involve photograph selection, caption development, and public display of photographs an...
The Physical and Social Environments as Determinants of Health: Implications for Substance and Behavioral Addictions 2020 670 Whether unintentional or by design, built, social, and perceived environments influence the human experience. Behavior is not solely the product of a rational motivated actor, operating independently from his or her environment; rather, it is also a ...
Resolution for Disability, Ableism, and Health Equity in Public Health Education & Health Promotion Practice 2021 26 SOPHE’s Board of Trustees calls for integrating the role of disability and ableism in health education and health promotion practice.SOPHE recognizes that the health and well-being of communities and individuals within them is dependent no only on bi...
Rethinking addiction 2019 257 Addiction is a complex and challenging condition with many contributing factors. Although addictive behaviors appear to be individual choices, behavior alterations cannot be addressed successfully without considering characteristics of the physical a...
Revisiting the roots and aims of photovoice 2022 143 Since its introduction, photovoice has been implemented in numerous fields with a wide array of outcomes of interest, but has the method been implemented in a way that is consistent with its initial aims in mind? From Caroline Wang and Mary Ann Burri...
Risk Factors in Adolescent Hypertension 2016 349 Hypertension is a complex and multifaceted disease, with many contributing factors. While diet and nutrition are important influences, the confounding effects of overweight and obesity, metabolic and genetic factors, racial and ethnic predispositions...
Voter Registration and Participation Resolution 2022 19 Call for SOPHE to support policy and advocacy efforts to increase voter registration and voting participation, which leads to healthier communities.