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39 minutes | 4 days ago
67. How to Attract and Retain Black Women in the Teaching Profession with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson
As we continue our conversation after Teacher Appreciation week and celebrate Mental Health Aware Month this May we discuss recruiting and retention in the teaching profession with Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson who dives into the topic of teacher's mental health and how to create better spaces for teachers. Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson received her Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree, summa cum laude, in 2003 from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She joined the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University in September 2004 and teaches courses, as a clinical professor, in the teacher education and multicultural/urban program areas. In 2018, Dr. Hill-Jackson was appointed by the Office of the Dean as the Director of Educator Preparation and School Partnerships. And in June 2019, Hill-Jackson was appointed as the Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation and School Partnerships. Dr. Hill-Jackson is a nationally and university-recognized educator having garnered: 2007 Maybelline / People Magazine Women Who Empower Through Education Award; the 2008 Texas A&M University (TAMU) Association of Former Students Award for Distinguished Teaching; 2008 Transfer Camp Namesake (TAMU); 2010 Student-Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE) at TAMU; 2010 Outstanding Panhellenic Professor; 2011 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inspire Integrity Top 10 Finalist award; Honorary Guest Coach for the Texas A & M University Women’s Basketball Team, 2011 NCAA Champs, at the McNeese U. Home Game 2011; 2013 Upton Sinclair award; 2015 Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives Administrative Fellow; and the 2016 Educational Institution Image Award by the Edwards Ministerial Association. Dr. Hill-Jackson developed three new graduate courses including one that is integral to the Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction program. Dr. Hill-Jackson’s teaching philosophy is best explained with her simple quote, “students first through action research.” Dr. Hill-Jackson’s books include: Transforming Teacher Education: What Went Wrong with Teacher Training and How We Can Fix It (Stylus, 2010); Better Principals, Better Schools: What Star Principals Know, Believe, and Do (IAP, 2016); Better Teachers, Better Schools: What Star Teachers Know, Believe, and Do (IAP, 2017); Teacher Confidential: Personal Stories of Stress, Self-Care, and Resilience (iUniverse, 2018) and; What Makes a Star Teacher: 7 Dispositions That Support Student Learning (ASCD, 2019). Dr. Hill-Jackson’s research interests include: critical teacher education, transformative/servant leadership, service-learning/community education, ethnography, gifted education, culture + curriculum, and STEM education for underserved learners. Early in her career, Dr. Hill-Jackson received the prestigious American Educational Research Association / Spencer fellowship for her qualitative dissertation and was conferred with the LEAD Poisoning Star Award for her research in community education. In 2013, Hill-Jackson won a Traditional Core Fulbright Award and was hosted by the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory at the School of English Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales. Hill-Jackson received a 2018-2019 Melbern G. Glasscock NTT Faculty Research Fellowship.
40 minutes | 12 days ago
66. Faculty Perceptions of Persistence Among African American Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses at Community Colleges w/ Dr. Arianna Stokes
We are revisited by the wonder Dr. Arianna Stokes from episode 20 of the show. She educates us on her dissertation titled "Faculty Perceptions of Persistence Among African American Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses at Community Colleges" and much more. In this episode, we discuss Challenges faced by online learners Disparities in distant learning The benefits of community college More about Dr. Arianna Stokes Dr. Arianna C. Stokes is a two-time graduate of Jackson State University, where she received a B.S in History Education and a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education. She fulfilled a lifetime dream of becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Upon completion of her B.S., she had an opportunity to teach in the Jackson Public School district in Jackson, MS. That further ignited her career in education. Her knack for technology led her to a Web Director Appointment by the administration. While committing to the duties aligned with these roles, Dr. Stokes simultaneously pursued a Master's Degree in Educational and Instructional Technology from Belhaven University. In May of 2018, she received an M.Ed. from Belhaven University, which shifted her career focus and interest to distance education, instructional design, and using technology tools to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. With a strong interest in online learning and educational technology, Dr. Stokes began pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education immediately following the completion of her Master's Degree. Her doctoral research study focused on African American students in distance education and faculty perceptions of student persistence. In the summer of 2020, Dr. Stokes chaired the 8th Annual Graduate Research Conference for Jackson State University’s Executive Ph.D. program where she presented her research findings. Following the completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Stokes began a career in higher education with a state agency as a Professional Development Specialist for the division of eLearning and Instructional Technology. Currently, she provides technical support, professional development, and instructional technology resources to a consortium of faculty and staff from over 10 community colleges and other partners. Connect with her: Instagram:@_drstokes Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback)
33 minutes | 2 months ago
65. Do vaccines work after virus mutation? w/ Virologist Natasha Duggan
With all the talk and skepticism about vaccines, it is a great time to take a sit back and evaluate the science of vaccines. Today, we have the pleasure of learning from Natasha Duggan. Natasha is a virologist whose work is centered around understanding antibodies for potential HIV treatment. In this episode, we discuss: -Why vaccines work after virus mutation -The clinical trial process and how the COVID-19 vaccine was rolled out -The types of vaccines, their structures, and how they are studied More about Natasha Natasha was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and immigrated to The United States at the age of 3 with her mother. She completed her grade school education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In her last two years of high school, she participated in Project SEED where she gained her first exposure to laboratory-based sciences volunteering in a Biochemistry lab at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After high school, she moved to San Francisco, California, and received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. In college, she spent her summers working in an epigenetics laboratory at Duke University examining environmental exposures and DNA methylation. Following college, Natasha spent the next three years working in a laboratory at the University of Virginia studying angiogenesis in diabetic individuals. Deciding to continue her education she moved to New Orleans and attended Tulane University School of Public Health where she received a Master of Science in Public Health with a focus in Tropical Medicine. At Tulane, her work focused on examining and identifying salivary proteins found in mosquitos infected with the dengue virus. From here she went on to the University of Miami where she is currently completing her Ph.D. in Cell Developmental Biology. Her work focuses on isolating neutralizing antibodies against HIV and SIV as potential tools for HIV vaccine development.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
64. Forensic Science Professor and Science Education PhD Student w/ Professor Kelly Knight
Professor Kelly Knight is a mother, wife, professor, Ph.D. student, and sarcoma survivor who researches how to improve the middle school to STEM career pipeline for girls of color. Right after being accepted to a Ph.D. program, she was diagnosed with sarcoma. staying busy helped her keep life going as normal. She speaks to surviving sarcoma during the COVID-19 pandemic and the support she got from her institution. In this episode, we discuss: Branding yourself on social media as a successful Black woman in STEM Choosing the appropriate teaching platform during the pandemic The pros of being home amid COVID-19 More about Professor Kelly Knight Prof. Knight obtained her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from The George Washington University in 2006 and her Master’s of Forensic Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. She is currently a Ph.D. researcher in the College of Education and Human Development Science Education Research program. Prof. Knight enjoys staying involved in the forensic science community and has remained active in professional organizations since beginning her education in forensic science. Kelly Knight is an associate professor with the George Mason University Forensic Science Program and a STEM Accelerator.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
63. Settling for less in romantic relationships out of fear of being single
Let's start a conversation. Let’s talk about settling for less out of fear of being single. Dr. Stephanie S. Spielmann explores the dynamics of romantic relationships. One topic that she has probed is the idea of settling for less out of fear of being single. In this episode, we discuss: The idea of losing oneself in a relationship and dealing with behaviors that cross your boundaries The way that family reacts to a divorce and people viewing singleness as a plague or contagious What limits our abilities to exist as ourselves in romantic relationships. The sacrifice of pursuing a doctoral degree over love About Jasmine James Jasmine James is a twenty-six-year-old educator from Chicago, IL. Her praxis is centered around trauma-informed learning as well as anti-racist education. Understanding the impact of community educators, she has chosen to teach and live in the community she was raised in. She has had the pleasure to teach fourth and sixth grade over the past five years. Due to her community connections as well as her undying love and passion for finding solutions to the issues that plague her neighborhood daily, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Community Psychology with a focus on how ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) impact students psychological ability to excel in traditional school settings. Jasmine's love for her community is also why she founded the NFP organization, Black Girl BeYOUtiful which seeks to be a healing and safe space for Black girls ages eight to twenty-one who have experienced trauma. She serves in many roles with her favorite being “mama” to her adorable one-year-old son Logan. Her lifelong goal is to create a freedom school where Black and Brown students, regardless of their backgrounds, can achieve their dreams and goals no matter how big. Connect with Jasmine James: Instagram:@mamapsychchi Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show source: Settling for less out of fear of being single. Settling for Less out of Fear of Being Single *Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors. Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback)
29 minutes | 4 months ago
62. Well Paid Women are Less Satisfied in Relationships w/ Dr. Dominique Barnes-Walker
In today’s conversation with Dr. Dominique Barnes-Walker, we discuss the impact of the Strong Black Woman Archetype on romantic relationships. The Strong Black Woman Archetype is a culturally relevant term to describe Black woman's perceived roles, expectations, and experiences. In addition, we discuss how one’s income correlates with relationship satisfaction. An interesting finding is that endorsing the Strong Black Woman Archetype limits one’s ability to heal and impacts mental and physical health. In this episode we discuss: The characteristics of the Strong Black Woman Archetype How endorsing the archetype impacts relationship satisfaction The relationship between income and contentment in romantic More About Dr. Dominique Barnes-Walker Dr. Dominique Barnes-Walker is a mother, educator, researcher, and licensed therapist. Dr. Dom grew up in Chicago and is a first-generation college student. She attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she obtained her Bachelor of Social Work then continued to earn her Master of Social Work. She holds a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy from Adler University in Chicago. As a clinician, Dr. Dom has experienced working with individuals, adults, children, including adolescents in the juvenile probation system, couples, and families. Much of her work is with couples and families. Dr. Dom is very passionate about empowering her clients to make meaning of their experiences by gaining an understanding of themselves to create new preferred stories about their lives. In addition, to talk therapy, she incorporates play therapy interventions with children, trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Dom teaches post-secondary education and researches Black women and families. Specifically, her research focuses on The Strong Black Woman Archetype, which is a topic greatly related to the mental wellbeing of many of us. The Research Her podcast and was delighted to learn about her research focus and the Strong Black Woman back in 2018. In this episode, we talk more about her finishing her Ph.D. during the pandemic. We dive into her dissertation titled " Examining the Endorsement of the Strong Black Woman Archetype on Romantic Relationship Satisfaction" and the result of her study. Connect with her: Instagram: @_drdomo LinkedIn: Dominique Barnes-Walker Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback)
25 minutes | 4 months ago
61. Winner of the Black Women in Graduate School Therapy Fund
In today’s conversation with Camille Mosley, we talk about biological research on fish, the push from white institutes to have diverse perspectives in predominantly white spaces, and therapy in graduate school. Mosley is the Co-President of the Black Graduate Student Association, where they do fun activities that help relieve stress. In this episode we discuss: The lack of diversity in environmental science research Her research as an ecologist The importance of taking care of yourself and asking for help More About Camille Mosley Camille Mosley is currently a 2nd-year Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame in the Biological Sciences department. Her graduate research focuses on fisheries ecology and management. She graduated from Emory University in 2019 with a B.S. in environmental science. While in undergrad she participated in undergraduate research at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying freshwater ecology. Camille is committed to increasing representation of BIPOC in STEM fields through her involvement with campus leadership as Co-President of the Black Graduate Student Association and works within the Graduate Students Against Racial Injustice at the University of Notre Dame. Connect with her: Instagram:@bassboi3000 Twitter:@CamilleMosley14 Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback)
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Amplifying Black Voices in Astronomy
Today’s conversation with Ashley Walker discusses the complexities of Saturn’s icy moon, Titan, different space missions, and promoting more Black and Brown people to be in these same spaces during planetary atmospheres. Walker is the co-founder of Black in Chem and tells us the ups and downs with Chemistry and Engineering News. In addition to Black in Chem, she also explains being a part of the Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy, being the first all people of color committee in CSMA’s history. Lastly, Walker talks about the making of a People of Color planetarium coming soon to Chicago! In this episode we discuss: Aerosol analogs The Stratosphere Black in Chem Future of Black Women in Astronomy More About Ashley Walker Ashley L. Walker is an astrochemist, planetary scientist, and science communicator from the south side of Chicago, IL. She received her B.S. in Chemistry with an Astrochemistry emphasis from Chicago State University. Ashley has interned at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University while studying the ice chemistry of early planet formation and understanding the prebiotic chemistry on Saturn’s moon, Titan. She was a post-baccalaureate scholar at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Spice Lab. In the Spice Lab, she specialized in the cloud chemistry of planetary atmosphere on Saturn's moon, Titan. She has been featured in an array of interviews which includes Faces of NASA, Scientific American, BBC America’s “Space Week”, and Katie Couric’s “Thank-you Notes”. She advocates for students and highlights Black junior scientists during Black History Month. She is also the founder of #BlackInAstro week, co-founder of #BlackInChem week, and a committee member for both the Women Of Color Project and the American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy. Connect with her: Instagram:@That_Astro_Chic Twitter:@That_Astro_Chic Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback)
43 minutes | 5 months ago
E59. Black Women, Sex & The Lies Our Mothers Told Us w/ Dr. Hareder McDowell (REVIEW)
Dr. Hareder McDowell is a dedicated and passionate woman who has researched, worked, and served communities, corporations, and the educational arena’s to ensure that African-American female sexual empowerment and education remains at the forefront of all industries to ensure sexual equality, health, and safety. Dr. McDowell serves as an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality for National-Louis University, public speaker, and civil servant within the Chicago land area. Her non-profit organization P.R.E.T.T.Y. INC. continues to serve as the only partner of Chicago Public Schools, whose baseline curriculum is specific to sexuality and sexual communication among girls and women of color. With the intense sexual harassment climate in the United States and abroad Dr. McDowell continues to serve as a consultant, speaker, and counselor to ensure that corporations, small businesses, organizations, and outreach companies alike are aware of what sexual harassment, looks and sounds like; to begin to change the culture that has led to many of the misfortunes in the workplace and beyond. As a community psychologist, Hareder is clear that research must continue to ensure that the under served and underrepresented will continue to be heard, and serviced. Dr. McDowell believes that sexual freedom and sexual communication in all families and communities serve as a preventative method to many of the ill’s, abuses, mental and physical diseases affecting many of us. Connect with her: Website: realprettygirls.org Website: haredermcdowell.com Instagram: @dr.mac Twitter: @prettynandout Facebook: @reda.mcdowell Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer - Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback) Email HitUsUp@TheResearchHer.com
23 minutes | 5 months ago
E58. Impact of Strong Black Woman Stereotype w/ Dominique Barnes-Walker, LSW, MSW (REVIEW)
Bio is from the time of the interview: Dominique Barnes-Walker is a Licensed Social Work and, an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist. Dominique works with a wide variety of individuals in therapy but loves working with people of color. She endorses several other skills within the field and as a research assistant, she focuses on engaging Black families in therapy. She has been my hero since the day we officially met. I spoke to her about her research when I was thinking about launching The Research Her podcast and was delighted to learn that her research focuses on the Strong Black Woman Complex which is a topic greatly related to the mental and emotional wellbeing of many of us. She has been such a bright person in my life so it was an honor interviewing her for the show. Dominique grew up in Chicago and is a first-generation college student. She attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work then continued on to earn her Master of Social Work. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Adler University and her dissertation topic is titled "The Impact of Strong Black Woman Stereotype on Romantic Relationships" Heard of the Strong Black Woman Stereotype? I learned so much about it and it impacts our well-being when interviewing this week’s guest. In episode 13, we have Dominique Barnes-Walker, a Licensed Social Worker and, an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist. Dominique grew up in Chicago and is a first-generation college student. She attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She then continued on to earn her Master of Social Work. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Adler University and her dissertation topic is titled "The Impact of Strong Black Woman Stereotype on Romantic Relationships" To learn more, check out the link in bio to listen to the episode. Connect with Dominique: Linkedin: Dominique Barnes-Walker Instagram: @_drdomo Connect with Elissia: Website: TheResearchHer.com Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources: The icon of the strong Black woman: The paradox of strength. Carrying the world with the grace of a lady and the grit of a warrior: Deepening our understanding of the “Strong Black Woman” schema Strong Black Women Need Therapy, Too
47 minutes | 5 months ago
E57. No Basic Vaginas. How to Avoid Bacterial Vaginosis w/ Dr. Ruthie Arumala (REVIEW)
Dr. Ruthie Arumala is an Ob/Gyn at Texas Hugley Medical Associates in Mansfield, Texas. Dr. Arumala is a young, vibrant physician that provides individualized, comprehensive care to women with a range of Ob/Gyn concerns. Dr. Arumala began her collegiate journey at the University of Maryland College Park where she earned a Bachelor of Science degrees in Cellular/Molecular Biology & Genetics and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She continued on to Mercer University School of Medicine where she received a Master of Public Health (MPH). She then earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She proceeded to postgraduate residency training at Georgetown University where she specialized as an Ob/Gyn. Dr. Arumala pursued a career in Ob/Gyn to provide excellent medical care to women who look like her and who experience similar concerns as her. She is a passionate advocate for women’s issues such as sexual assault and domestic violence. Dr. Arumala hosts of the Pretty in Pink podcast which is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud. The Pretty in Pink podcast was inspired by her friends who asked question that sparked discussions about topics that every woman should discuss with their gynecologist. It essentially is a modern woman’s guide to health! According to Dr. Arumala "Women’s empowerment is my life’s work. My avenue is ensuring a woman’s health is optimized to enable her to be a career queen, boss lady, super momma, excellent partner and fabulous bestie." Connect with her: If you want to hear more from her, please check out the Pretty in Pink podcast. Instagram: @i.am.dr.arumala Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer
31 minutes | 5 months ago
E56. Mommy and Me. Two black women discuss research, education and growth w/ Dr. Erica Jordan (REVIEW)
This is a replay of Episode 9 where I interview my biggest inspiration. My mother. At the time of the interview, Dr. Erica Jordan was a school counselor for Chicago Public School where she had worn many hats. We discuss how she went from not being able to write a 10-page paper to write a full doctoral dissertation. As a single mother in college, she had no idea the barriers that she would break! We then get into conversations about when I was a little Li. This is a great episode if you want to hear about how a mother grinds and also her brag about her favorite child. Connect with her: Instagram: @drejluvpink Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback) Email HitUsUp@TheResearchHer.com
23 minutes | 6 months ago
E55. The relationship between breast cancer and antiperspirant (REVIEW)
No, I do not want you out here musty. There is some knowledge that everyone should know about so that they can make their own informed choices about their use of a product. Antiperspirant is one of those products. There is an association between antiperspirant usage and breast cancer, but not in the way that you may think. This episode breaks down the research and explains how to avoid the problematic ingredients getting into your system at such high rates. My OG Youtube Video: Deodorant Causes BREAST CANCER | CANCEL THAT TOO! | #25 (May 2018) This Episode was inspired by: Nutrition Facts Youtube video The Research Her supports Audible: For a FREE audiobook and 30-day trial: http://www.audibletrial.com/research The Research Her also supports Acorns: For $5 toward your investing account: https://www.acorns.com/invite/XMAQL9 Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources: Disparities in Breast Cancer: African American Women Flarend R, Bin T, Elmore D, Hem SL. A preliminary study of the dermal absorption of aluminium from antiperspirants using aluminium-26. Food Chem Toxicol. 2001 Feb;39(2):163-8. Rodrigues-Peres RM, Cadore S, Febraio S, Heinrich JK, Serra KP, Derchain SF, Vassallo J, Sarian LO. Aluminum concentrations in central and peripheral areas of malignant breast lesions do not differ from those in normal breast tissues. BMC Cancer. 2013 Mar 8;13:104. Darbre PD, Pugazhendhi D, Mannello F. Aluminium and human breast diseases. J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1484-8. McGrath KG. An earlier age of breast cancer diagnosis related to more frequent use of antiperspirants/deodorants and underarm shaving. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2003 Dec;12(6):479-85. Callewaert C, Hutapea P, Van de Wiele T, Boon N. Deodorants and antiperspirants affect the axillary bacterial community. Arch Dermatol Res. 2014 Oct;306(8):701-10. Darbre PD. Underarm antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2009;11 Suppl 3:S5. Mirick DK, Davis S, Thomas DB. Antiperspirant use and the risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Oct 16;94(20):1578-80. Turner GA, Moore AE, Marti VP, Paterson SE, James AG. Impact of shaving and anti-perspirant use on the axillary vault. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2007 Feb;29(1):31-8. Mannello F, Tonti GA, Medda V, Simone P, Darbre PD. Analysis of aluminium content and iron homeostasis in nipple aspirate fluids from healthy women and breast cancer-affected patients. J Appl Toxicol. 2011 Apr;31(3):262-9. Antiperspirants don't cause breast cancer. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jan;10(5):7. Sappino AP, Buser R, Lesne L, Gimelli S, Béna F, Belin D, Mandriota SJ. Aluminium chloride promotes anchorage-independent growth in human mammary epithelial cells. *Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and does not always reflect the intention of the authors.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
E54. Melanated Skin Needs (Toxin-Free) Sunscreen Too (REVIEW)
This episode was inspired by Side Hustle Pro Episode 144 where Katonya Breaux, the founder of Unsun Cosmetics, discusses how she started making mineral sunscreen out of having adverse effects to chemical containing sunscreen. I discuss why sunscreen is necessary for everyone regardless of skin complexion and talk about the chemicals that are in sunscreens. The class of active ingredients in sunscreens are called UV filters and they prevent sun damage… However, we should be careful about which UV filters we are using to minimize health risk. Episode 8 of The Research Her Clean Cosmetics Checklist In this episode, we highlight Korie Grayson. She graduated from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry where she was a member of multiple honor societies and organizations. During her undergraduate career, she volunteered as a tutor and with people with special needs and also pledged Delta Sigma Theta. She continued on to work for a few years then moved on to start her graduate studies at Cornell University. She is currently a biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate. To learn more about Korie's researcher you can go here. You can also connect with her on social media Instagram: @TeamKorie / @Women.Doing.Science Facebook: @TeamKorie Twitter: @TeamKorie Connect with Elissia: Website: TheResearchHer.com Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources Neurotoxic effect of active ingredients in sunscreen products, a contemporary review Chemical characterization of sunscreens composition and its related potential adverse health effects' Fate and Toxicity of UV Filters in Marine Environments Occurrence, Distribution, and Fate of Organic UV Filters in Coral Communities Impact of inorganic UV filters contained in sunscreen products on tropical Sunlight and Vitamin D *Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and does not always reflect the intention of the authors.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
E53. Do your hair products have harmful chemicals that are unlabeled? (REVIEW)
In this episode, I break down endocrine disruptors and why we should avoid them for optimal health. I talk about the best practices for avoiding harmful chemicals in hair products. Here is a list of chemicals to avoid although they may not actually be listed on the product ingredients list. A trusted hair care company - Curl Mix Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources: Measurement of endocrine disrupting and asthma-associated chemicals in hair products used by Black women by Jessica S. Helma, Marcia Nishiok, Julia Green Brody, Ruthann A. Rudel, Robin E. Dodson Endocrine Disruption by Mixtures in Topical Consumer Products by Emiliano Ripamonti *, Elena Allifranchini, Stefano Todeschi and Elena Bocchietto *Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
E52. Clean for wellness with these tips for cleaning (REVIEW)
Here is a REVIEW of Episode 5. It was originally published in the Spring but the same applies beyond. It is important that we begin to understand how our cleaning habits affect our health. It is a great time to discuss how we can improve our cleaning routine such that we are not causing adverse issues with our health. I share ways of eliminating airborne microbes, chemicals to avoid, and a reason why it is important to declutter your home. Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources: Reducing Bacteria in Household Sponges by Judy Y. Ikawa, M.S. and Jonathan S. Rossen, M.S. Microorganisms in Kitchen Sponges by Özlem ERDOĞRUL, Feryal ERBİLİR Short-term respiratory effects of cleaning exposures in female domestic cleaners by M. Medina-Ramón, J. P. Zock, M. Kogevinas, J. Sunyer, X. Basagaña, J. Schwartz, P. S. Burge, V. Moore, J. M. Antó Women using bleach for home cleaning are at increased risk of non-allergic asthma by Bobette Matulonga, Marta Rava, Valerie Siroux, Alfred Bernard, Orianne Dumas, Isabelle Pin, Jan-Paul Zock, Rachel Nadif, Benedicte Leynaert, Nicole Le Moua Cleaning Supplies and Household Chemicals by American Lung Association Fragranced consumer products and undisclosed ingredients by Anne C. Steinemann The influence of air-dispersed essential oils from lemon (Citrus limon) and silver fir (Abies alba) on airborne bacteria and fungi in hospital rooms by Alicia Lanzerstorfer, Melanie Hackl, Matthias Schlömer, Brigitte Rest, Evelyn Deutsch-Grasl & Christof Lanzerstorfer More about Dr. NiCole R. Keith's study Interactions of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms in Human Visual Cortex by Stephanie McMains and Sabine Kastner *Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
51. Why black students who pursue online degrees drop out and stop out w/ Dr. Arianna Stokes (REVIEW)
Dr. Arianna C. Stokes graduated from Jackson State University with her B.S. in History Education. While at Jackson State University, she was active in several organizations. Throughout her undergraduate career, both through organizations and independently, she gave service to children and those in need. In May of 2018, she received her M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Belhaven University. She is an advocate for frequent technology use in the classroom. On August 3rd, Dr. Stokes defended her dissertation "Faculty Perceptions of Persistence Among African American Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses at Community Colleges." Dr. Stokes chaired the 8th Annual Graduate Research Conference for the Executive Ph.D. Program at Jackson State University. She has accepted a position at the Mississippi Community College Board as a Professional Development Specialist in the Division of eLearning and Instructional Technology Connect with her: Instagram: @_drstokes Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer - Facebook: @TheResearchHer Ways to subscribe to The Research Her podcast Google Apple Stitcher Spotify RSS feed Have feedback? Download the FREE "The Research Her" APP on iOS and Android (to directly send feedback) Email HitUsUp@TheResearchHer.com
14 minutes | 7 months ago
50. Black hair products cause failed drug tests (REVIEW)
In the episode, we discuss the research behind hair drug tests and cultural bias. how hair products that are mainly used by people of African descent can bathe drugs in the environments on the hair what leads to higher rates of false-positive drug test results for Black people Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer Show sources: JONES v. CITY OF BOSTON Ethnic hair care products may increase false positives in hair drug testingby David A. Kidwell, Frederick P. Smith, Arica R. Shepherd
54 minutes | 7 months ago
49. Owning Your Imposter Status: Biomedical Scientist Turned Education Researcher w/ Dr. Kilan Ashad-Bishop
Title: Owning Your Imposter Status: Biomedical Scientist Turned Education Researcher Subtitle: The Power of Work Outside of Lab While Pursuing Your PhD Dr. Kilan C. Ashad-Bishop is a biomedical scientist and advocate for inclusion who has carved her niche at the intersection of science, health, and social change. She is a proud alumna of Morgan State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, and the University of Miami, where she earned her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. Dr. Kilan is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development and the Director of College Access for Breakthrough Miami. Black woman researcher who inspires Dr. Kilan: Beronda L. Montgomery, PhD In this episode, we discuss: The importance of participating in activities and finding a passion outside of your Ph.D. studies despite societal norms. How to secure letters of recommendation when you have a challenging relationship with your research advisor. Her experience getting a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and transitioning to a postdoc in Education and Human Development Connect with her: Website: kilanbishop.com/ Instagram: @kilanbishop Twitter: @kilanbishop Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer More about Dr. Kilan Dr. Kilan's professional experience spans academic research, policy, and the nonprofit and private sectors, but her goal remains to improve the health and well being of communities of color. Dr. Kilan is an outspoken advocate for equity and inclusion in health, science and society and the responsibility of science (and scientists) to advance positive social change. She is a regular volunteer and advisor to various K-12 and collegiate STEM programs designed to mentor, uplift, and support the next generation of scientists. In this interest, Dr. Kilan co-founded STEMNoire, a research and wellness community for Black women in STEM. Her advocacy efforts are interdisciplinary, as she also serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Miami Climate Resilience Committee, where she leverages her research background and community outreach to advance policies that prioritize low-income communities in resilience planning.
40 minutes | 7 months ago
48. Food Addiction vs. Food Relationship & Why More Research Needs to be Done To Diagnose w/ Dr. Ebony
Ebony Butler, Ph.D., a native of Mississippi, is a Licensed Psychologist and Food Relationship Strategist who has made it her mission to help women of color heal and thrive in the areas of trauma and diet recovery. Dr. Ebony is a visionary and teacher. Dr. Ebony earned her B.S in Psychology from Jackson State University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston. In this episode, we discuss the need to direct research to the community that it is done upon. her desire to see more scientists reach back to the community that they studied and thank them for allowing research to be done. demystifying the idea of "food addiction" by looking at how we view it and our relationship to it. reasons why you need to pay attention to the origins of the diets that you select. why she focused on mindset, triggers, and habits with clients and beyond. More about Ebony Dr. Ebony specializes in guiding women to develop skills that increase their effectiveness in interpersonal interactions, including communication and asking for/getting what they want and need. Dr. Ebony is specifically interested in issues that impact marginalized communities, including minority women and LGBTQ+ persons. Given the extensive amount of attention placed on body size and dieting in our society, Dr. Ebony understands how these pressures can impact one's relationship with food and their bodies. Thus, Dr. Ebony is passionate about helping others recover from diet culture while also learning to shape their health in a more empowered manner. Connect with her: Website: drebony.com Instagram: @drebonyonline Facebook: @drebonyonline Connect with me: Website: TheResearchHer.com TikTok: @TheResearchHer Instagram: @TheResearchHer Twitter: @TheResearchHer Facebook: @TheResearchHer
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