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Jennifer Fricas, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor


Areas of Interest

Global health and development, global education, health as a human right, indigenous communities and well-being, community-based participatory research (including participatory photography), health advocacy with marginalized populations, population health and the environment

Scholarly Activities

Panel Presentation – Enhancing Global Health Competencies of Nurses through Educational Policy
Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Conference
Date: October 2015              

Poster – Innovation in Nursing Education Abroad: A Long-Term Community-Focused Collaboration Between University Students in Seattle and Nicaragua
Presented at: Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) Annual Conference
Date: March 2014
Co-Collaborators: Karen Cowgill, PhD, RN, and Mara Morales Baldolemar, Lic. (UPOLI, Nicaragua)

Poster – Use of POGIL Techniques to Enhance Collaboration and Learning in Community Health Nursing
Presented at: POGIL Northwest Regional Workshop
Date: July 2012
Co-Presenter: Lauren Lawson, RN, MSN, DNPc

Podium Presentation – Increasing Education Abroad Opportunities in Community Health Nursing through Policies and Perseverance
Presented at: Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Conference
Date: June 2012 

Poster – Guiding Meaningful Student Reflection throughout Education Abroad Experiences
Presented at:  NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference (Vancouver, BC)
Date:  6/1/11

Poster – North-South Academic-Community Partnerships: A “Learning Away – Learning at Home” Model for Multicultural Collaboration in Nursing Education
Presented at: 19th Annual Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) Conference & First Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Global Health
Date: 4/9/10

Poster – Service-Learning in Belize: A Social Work-Nursing Collaboration
Presented at: NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference
Co-Presenter: Ruth White, PhD, MSW, MPH – Seattle University Social Work Asst Professor
Date: 5/28/09

Presentation – Integrating effective service learning content into education abroad courses Presented at: 12th Annual Continuums of Service Conference – Theme: Building a Global Community Through Collaborative Engaged Scholarship
Co-Presenter: Ruth White, PhD, MSW, MPH – Seattle University Social Work Asst Professor
Date: 4/17/09

Paper – The Impact of Climate Change on Water, Sanitation, and Diarrheal Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean, Population Reference Bureau, Sep 07, co-authored with Tyler Martz.

Paper – Reporting on Population, Health, and the Environment: A Media Guide for Central American Journalists, Population Reference Bureau, Mar 07, co-authored with Roger-Mark De Souza and Lisa Colson.