Rose Ewald

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

I am a PhD student in the Public Health Education 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. My current research focuses on education as a social determinant of health (SDOH) with particular consequences for people with disabilities. In this respect, I have begun to examine how the intersectionality of the built environment, social-ecological factors, and campus culture impact students with disabilities in higher educational institutions. 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 SDOH, and identify ableism and disability as being causal in nature, often leading to health disparities and chronic illness later in life. My goals are to bring these distinctions into public health 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 for college and university students with disabilities.

There are 6 included publications by Rose Ewald :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Blood Type Biochemistry and Human Disease 2016 227 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...
Human Microbiota, Blood Group Antigens, and Disease 2018 211 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 135 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 Physical and Social Environments as Determinants of Health: Implications for Substance and Behavioral Addictions 2020 103 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 ...
Rethinking addiction 2019 80 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...
Risk Factors in Adolescent Hypertension 2016 120 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...