Congratulations to 2020-2021 Kingfisher Research & Scholarship Fellows

Congratulations to the faculty and students chosen for the latest cohort of Kingfisher Research and Scholarship Fellows! Fellows from across Creighton’s schools and colleges will meet throughout the coming academic year with the goal of mutually enriching one another’s work with different perspectives. All projects have in common a focus on “The Politics of Health and Healthcare.”

The Kingfisher Institute thanks all the applicants and proposal reviewers who helped make this an excellent group.

Cindy Hadenfelt, EdD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Martha Todd, PhD, APRN-NP, Associate Professor of Nursing, Creighton University College of Nursing Medical Respite Care for the Homeless in Omaha
Sue Crawford, PhD, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations Paid Sick Leave, Politics and Pandemic Spread
Patrick Marta, BS’19, Danielle Raikar, Ellen Townley, BS’18: M2 medical students; Theresa Townley, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Air Pollution and COVID-19 Co-morbidity
Ogechukwu (Oge) Williams, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History Birth Politics: Power, Medical Pluralism, and Maternity in Nigeria
Molly McCarthy, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, and Miranda Little, OTD, OTR/L, Clinical Instructor, Occupational Therapy Building Support for Young Mothers of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Social-Ecological Approach
LaShaune Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (MPH program) A Litany from the Shore of (Temporary) Survivors: A Poetic Autoethnography during Black Cancer during the Coronavirus
Kevin Estep, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Administration and Policy Partisan Polarization of Childhood Vaccination Laws
Kathleen M. Sheehan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics State regulation and rural community health access
Brooke Kowalke, PhD, Assistant Professor of English “Grace Notes” a researched memoir about my journey with my daughter, Grace, who was diagnosed with Trisomy-18
Alexander Roedlach, SVD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Medical Humanities, and Psychiatry; Anissa Zimmerman & Lorenzo Rivera, medical students Community Partnerships: Health, Health Care Law, and Immigration Policies
Andrew Hogan, PhD, Associate Professor, History Disability Dialogues: Advocacy, Science, and Prestige in Postwar Clinical Professions