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Victoria Wells Wulsin, MD, DrPH

8875 Spooky Ridge Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-7350

(513) 984-9257

vic@soteni.org

CURRENT

Founder and President, SOTENI International, a 501(c)3 organization empowering

Director, ENABLE Project (>$30,000,000 5-year USAID centrally-funded project, Centre for

POSITIONS:

those most affected by AIDS – women and children - to lead the fight against AIDS.

PAST

Fellow, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, U. of Cincinnati.

POSITION:

Development and Population Activities) committed to ensuring women’s reproductive health.

 

Strategy Development, Prioritization, Budgeting, Management

Direct supervision of five senior technical advisors, two mid-level technical advisors, two program associates, and one country director/office (Senegal), among others

Leadership of programs in four additional country offices (Ghana, Nigeria, India, Nepal)

Supervisor of Monitoring and Evaluation team for all of CEDPA (including evaluations in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East) for one year

EDUCATION:

1971

Valedictorian, Shaw High School, East Cleveland, Ohio

1975

A.B. magna cum laude (History and Science), Harvard University,

1976-77

Cambridge, Massachusetts Special student, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

1980

M.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

1982

M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Boston, MA

1985

Dr.P.H., (Epidemiology), HSPH, Boston, MA

LICENSURE:

1981

Massachusetts #55188

1989

Ohio #35-05-8016-W

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

1985

Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

1990

Occupational Medicine

LANGUAGES:

English (native), French (excellent), Spanish (good), Swahili (effective)

AWARDS, HONORS, and GRANTS:

1971

Martin Luther King Award, East Cleveland, Ohio.

1971

Junior Phi Beta Kappa, Cleveland, Ohio.

1976-77

Rotary Foundation International Fellowship, U.S.A.-Kenya.

1980

Award for Excellence in Family Medicine from the Ohio State Association of Family

1981-83

Practitioners. National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Environmental

1983-85

Health Science: 5 T02 ES07069. National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health: I T32 MH17119 01.

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AWARDS – Cont’d.

1992

YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1992

Nominee for 1992 Inspirational Award, City of Cincinnati, Ohio.

1999

Wells, V.E. Principal Investigator, “Assessment of Functional Health Literacy among Patients Served in Primary Care Providers to the Poor Practice Settings,” Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, $138,885.

2000

Wells, V.E. Co-Investigator, “A Randomized Trial to Reduce Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Children with Asthma,” 1 R01 HL65731-01, National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, $1,819,841 (year 1: $554,905).

2002

Riley Lecturer 2002, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

2002

Appointment to the Steering Committee for the XIIIth International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

1980-81

Intern in Pediatrics (Flexible program), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

1983-86

Physician Consultant, Burr Cooperative Nursery School, Auburndale, MA.

1985-86

General Practice, Beechwood Medical Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts.

1987-95

Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, Occupational Health Clinic, University of

1989-95

Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati, Ohio. Physician, Ambrose H. Clement Health Center, Regional Center for Sexually

1992-95

Transmitted Diseases, Cincinnati, Ohio. Consulting Physician, United Steelworkers, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1995

Physician, General Practice, University Primary Care Associates, UC, Cincinnati.

1996-1997

Physician, Kibera Community Center (volunteer), Nairobi, Kenya.

1997-2001

Physician, Health Resource Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1999-2001

School Physician, Rockdale School Health Program

2000

Physician Director, Medical Mission, Orangewalk, Belize (short term).

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE:

1992

Supervisor, Urban Health Project, University of Cincinnati.

1992-93

Supervisor, Preventive Medicine Training Program, CDC

1998-2001

Supervisor, Research Team on Health Literacy, IHPHSR, UC

2000-01

Supervisor, Rockdale School Health Program

2001-03

Supervisor of senior technical advisors, advisors, senior program associates, program

2002-03

associates, administrative assistants, and consultants for the ENABLE project. Supervisor, Bennington College’s Field Work Term.

2003

Supervisor, Hubert Humphrey International Fellows Program.

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PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERIENCE:

1974

Researcher, National Health Service, United Kingdom.

1977

Consultant, Evaluation of Rural Health Care Resources, U. of Nairobi, Mwea, Kenya.

1977

Consultant, Evaluation of Measles Immunization Program, University of Dar es

1984-85

Salaam, Arusha, Tanzania. Technical Consultant in STDs, Family Health Int’l, Research Triangle Park, NC.

1986-88

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Centers for Disease Control and

1988-89

Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, assigned to National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Cincinnati, Ohio. Medical Officer, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1989-95

Director of Epidemiology, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1989-95

Consultant for Division of Training & Manpower Development, NIOSH, Cincinnati.

1990-pres.

Consultant in Epidemiology and Statistics for Department of Psychiatry, University of

1991-95

Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Consultant for International Chemical Workers Union, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1991-95

Consultant in Epidemiology for Department of Neurology, U.C., OH.

1992-95

Consultant in Epidemiology for the Applied Statistics Training Institute, National

1993

Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rockville, Maryland. Consultant on HIV Epidemiology, Family Health International, El Salvador.

1994

Chief of Party, Evaluation of National Maternal & Child Health/Family Planning

1995-1997

Program, Development Associates, El Salvador. Technical Advisor in AIDS and Child Survival, American Red Cross, seconded to

1995-1997

USAID, Nairobi, Kenya. Regional HIV-AIDS Advisor for East and Southern Africa, USAID.

1997-2001

Technical Advisor in HIV/AIDS for Africa, United States Agency for International

1998-2001

Development. Senior Epidemiologist, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research,

1998-2001

University of Cincinnati. Associate Research Professor, Childrens’ Hospital Medical Center [CHMC],

2001-2003

University of Cincinnati. Director, ENABLE Project, Centre for Development and Population Activities.

2003-

Founder, President, SOTENI International.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1975-78

Health Teacher, Cleveland Health Education Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.

1976-77

Family Planning Instructor, Bushiangala Secondary School, Bushiangala, Kenya (in

1978

Swahili). Sex Educator, Family Services, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1983-85

Teaching Fellow (and Seminar Leader) in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public

1986-95

Health, Boston, Massachusetts. Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

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TEACHING – Cont’d.

1988-2001

Director and Instructor, Occupational Epidemiology Courses, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

1990

Instructor, IX Curso de Salud Ocupacional, Universidad de Carabobo, Maracay,

1990

Venezuela (in Spanish). Director and Instructor "Principles and Practice of Epidemiology: Focus on

1991

Psychiatric Issues," American Psychiatric Association, New York, New York. Epidemiology for the Non-Epidemiologist, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati.

1991

Health Effects of Exposure to Chemicals, International Chemical Workers Union,

1992

Tampa, Florida. Principles of Toxicology, International Chemical Workers Union, Oak Ridge, TN.

1992-2001

Director and Instructor "Epidemiology for the Non-Epidemiologist" Applied Statistics

1992

Training Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina. Director and Instructor, "Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology," Panama Canal

1992

Commission, Panama City, Panama. Supervisor, Urban Health Project, University of Cincinnati.

1992

Director and Instructor, "Occupational Epidemiology," American Industrial Hygiene

1992-93

Association, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Supervisor, Preventive Medicine Training Program, Centers for Disease Control &

1993

Prevention. Director and Instructor, "Epidemiology for the Administrator," American Hospital

1994

Association, Chicago, Illinois. “Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology,” Annual Meeting of Occupational and

1994

Environmental Health for the Uniformed Services, Norfolk, VA. “Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology,” Univ. of AK, Anchorage, AK.

1994

“The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Xth International

1994

Conference on AIDS & STDs in Africa (ICASA), Kampala, Uganda. “Introduction to Epidemiology,” XIth International Conference on AIDS,

1996

Vancouver, BC. “Community Needs Assessment,” XIth International Conference on AIDS,

1997

Vancouver, BC. “Using Epidemiology and Evaluation Techniques for the Consultant,” Nairobi, Kenya.

1996-1997

Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV,” XIth International Conference on AIDS & STDs in Africa,” Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

2001

Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health,” Ghana National Association of Teachers, Accra, Ghana.

2002

“Optimizing the Relationship Between USAID and its Cooperating Agencies,” Training Course for Technical Advisors in AIDS and Child Survival, USAID, Washington, DC.

2002

“Setting up ARV Treatment Programs in Low Resource Countries: Tools for Estimating Annual Costs,” George Washington University.

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1974

United Kingdom: Research on National Health Service

1976

Kenya: Education, Research, and Clinical Services in a Rural Health Center

1977

Kenya: Consultant on Health Care Resources

1977

Tanzania: Consultant on Measles Program

1990

Venezuela (Spanish): Consultant in Occupational Health

1992

Panama: Training in Epidemiology

1992

Canada: Training in Epidemiology

1993

El Salvador (Spanish): Consultant on STDs/HIV/AIDS

1994

El Salvador (Spanish): Team leader for Maternal & Child Health Project Eval’n

1994

Kenya: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in East and Southern Africa and USAID's HIV/AIDS Projects

1995

Zambia: Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Projects

1995

Tanzania: Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Projects

1995

Kenya: Surveillance of STDS; Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Survey

1995

Ethiopia: Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Projects

1995

Uganda: Invited member to "Workshop on the Status and Trends of the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Africa," Cosponsored by AIDSCAP and the HSPH

1996

Rwanda (French): Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

1996

Madagascar (French): Design of HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

1996

Kenya, Uganda: Cost of Integrating STD/HIV/AIDS with Family Planning and Primary Care Programs

1997

Malawi: Evaluation of Efficacy of Training in STD Syndromic Management

1997

Tanzania: Review of Tanzania AIDS Project

1997

Zimbabwe: Review of Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention and Control Project

1997

Kenya: AIDS Impact Modeling and Modeling Method Mix

2000

Belize: Community Health Services

2001

Senegal (French): Women’s Reproductive Health and Empowerment

2001

Senegal (French): HIV/AIDS and Youth

2001

Ghana: Integrating Education in Reproductive Health and Youth Empowerment through the Ghana National Association of Teachers

2002

India: Expanding Program of Community Based Distributors to include HIV Prevention

2002

Nepal: Expanding Communication Action Groups to include Adolescents

2002

Senegal (French): Integrating Programs in Women’s Empowerment, Youth, HIV/AIDS, and Expansion to New Target Groups

2003

Child Survival Activities in Ghana

PRESENTATIONS:

1980

"Conception and Contraception," Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio

1981

"Toxic Shock Syndrome," Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

1984

"The Nature and Occurrence of Depression in Adolescence," Clinical Pharmacology Symposium, Human Resource Institute, Boston, MA

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PRESENTATIONS – Cont’d.

1985

"The Epidemiology of Depression in Adolescents," Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

1987

"The Predictive Value of Screening for Illicit Drugs in the Workplace," Plenary

1987

Speech, Society for Epidemiologic Research, Amherst, Massachusetts "Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace," Annual Conference of the American

1988

Academy of Physician Assistants, Cincinnati, Ohio "Methylene Chloride and Male Reproductive Health," EIS Regional Conference,

1988

Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts "The Predictive Value of Screening for Illicit Drugs in the Workplace," American

1988

Occupational Medicine Association, New Orleans, Louisiana; American Psychiatric Association, Montreal, Canada "NIOSH Selection of Chemicals and Study Populations," Symposium on

1989

Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace (NIEHS/NIOSH), Cincinnati, Ohio "Biomarkers in Reproductive Epidemiology," University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

1990

"The Epidemiology of Sexual Transmitted Diseases Which Affect the Perinatal

1990

Period," Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati "The Epidemiology of STDs in Cincinnati," Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati

1990

"HIV and Health Care Workers," Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati

1991

"Hepatitis Update," Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati

1991

"The Epidemiology of HIV, AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases,"

1991

Bethesda Hospital Infectious Disease Update, Cincinnati "Occupational Health Education in Latin America; Translating Information: A Three-

1991

Step Process," APHA, Atlanta, Georgia "A National Health Program: The Role of the Epidemiologist" APHA, Atlanta

1991

"The Public Health Cost of the War in the Persian Gulf," APHA, Atlanta, GA

1991

"Making Real the Year 2000 Objectives," APHA Conference, Atlanta, GA

1991

"The CES-D as a Screen for Depression in Adolescents," APHA, Atlanta, GA

1991

"Closing the Gap: Does all our Work Help the Worker?" APHA, Atlanta, GA

1992

"Toxic Effects of Chemical Exposures," International Chemical Workers Union,

1992

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania "Epidemiology in Cincinnati," Grand Rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati

1992-4

"STDs in Cincinnati," Bethesda Hospital Continuing Education Seminar

1993

'Immunizations in Childhood and Adulthood," Leadership Cincinnati Seminar, Cin.

1994

"Syphilis in Cincinnati," USAID, Nairobi, Kenya

1995

"The Advantages and Disadvantages of Integration," Regional Workshop on Setting the Africa Agenda: Integration of STDs/HIV into MCH/FP Programs, Nairobi.

1995

"Gender Issues in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology in Africa," Gender and AIDS Workshop, Mombasa, Kenya

1995

"Youth and HIV," International Students against AIDS Conference, Nairobi

1996

"HIV/AIDS Epidemiology in Eastern and Southern Africa," USAID, Nairobi

1996

"HIV in Teenagers," Hillcrest School, Nairobi

1996

"Gender and AIDS in East and Southern Africa," Xlth International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1996

"Epidemiology of HIV in East and Southern Africa," APHA, New York

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PRESENTATIONS – Cont’d.

1996

"Mental Health in Rwanda: Where the Population is the Patient," APHA, NY

1996

"HIV/AIDS in East and Southern Africa: Are Prevention Programs Working?" APHA, NY

1996

"The Prevention of HIV and Safer Sex Promotion," APHA, New York

1996

"Sex, Sexuality, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases," World AIDS Day, U. Nairobi

1997

“Evaluating the Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs,” ICASA, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

1998

“The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Univ. of Cincinnati

1999

“Environmental Tobacco Smoke and its Relationship to Asthma,” Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

1999

“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Disorders Following the US Embassy Bombing in Nairobi,” University of Cincinnati

2000

“Stress among Kenyans Exposed to the 1998 Bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi,” American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Chicago

2000

“Depression among Kenyans Exposed to the 1998 Bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi,” American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, Chicago

2000

“Global Epidemiology of HIV,” University of Cincinnati

2000

“Public Health Surveillance and Response to Reportable Diseases,” CHMC

2001

“International HIV/AIDS Prevalence and Prevention,” Centre for Development and Population Activities, Washington, DC

2001

Women’s Empowerment in Africa,” USAID, Washington, DC

2001

“The Relationship between the Stage of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Prevention Programs in Africa, XIIth International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

2001

“The Relationship between Women’s Empowerment and Reproductive Health,” Ghana National Association of Teachers, Accra, Ghana

2002

“Mobilizing Communities: Community-Based Care through Non-Traditional Providers,” GHC/PAHO/USAID/World Bank Technical Seminar, Washington

2002

Population, Power and Progress: How Women in Developing Countries are Champions for Change,” Riley Lecture, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2002

“Development and Implementation of HIV Programming with Faith Based Organizations in Nigeria,” XIVth International AIDS Conference, Barcelona

2002

“Leveraging Resources for a Community-Based Vulnerable Children’s Project in Nigeria,” XIVth International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain

2002

“Social Mobilization, Sustainability, and Sex: CEDPA’s Experience in Marshaling Local Resources to Support Health Programs,” GHC/PAHO/USAID/ World Bank Technical Seminar, Washington, DC

2002

Power Dynamics in Partner Communication: Gender and Dual Protection,” APHA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA [presented by L. Goparaju, PhD]

2003

“The Road to the Optimal Enabling Environment,” Accra, Ghana

2003

“Social Mobilization: Improved Safe Motherhood,” Accra

2003

“Enhancing Community Support for AIDS Orphans: A Case Study from Benue State, Nigeria,” CCHMC, Cincinnati, OH

2003

“International HIV/AIDS Epidemiology,” Closing the Health Gap Conference, Covington, KY

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ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS (REVERSE ORDER OF PUBLICATION):

Ludke, R.L., Obermiller, P.J., Jacobson, C.J., Shaw, T., Wells, V.E., “Functional Health Literacy of Metropolitan Appalachians,” Journal of Appalachian Studies, 2003 (in press).

Wulsin, L.R., Maddock, R., Beitman, B., Dawaher, R., Wells, V.E., “Clonazepam Treatment of Panic Disorder in Patients with Recurrent Chest Pain and Normal Coronary Arteries,” International Journal of Psychiatry & Medicine, Vol. 29, p. 97-105, 1999.

Wulsin, L.R., Vaillant, G., Wells, V.E., “A Systematic Review of the Mortality of Depression,” Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 61, p. 6-17, 1999.

Wright, D.M., Kesner, J.S., Schrader, S.M., Chin, N.W., Wells, V.E., Krieg, E.F., "Methods of Monitoring Menstrual Function in Field Studies: Attitudes of Working Women," Reproductive Toxicology, Vol. 6, pp. 401-409, 1992.

McCammon, C.S., Glaser, R.A., Wells, V.E., Phipps, F.C., Halperin, W.E., "Exposure of Workers Engaged in Furniture Stripping to Methylene Chloride as Determined by Environmental and Biological Monitoring," Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 6, pp. 371-79, 1991.

Wells, V.E., Schrader, S.M., McCammon, C.S., Ward, E.M., Turner, T.W., Thun, M.J., Halperin, W.E., "Cluster of Oligospermia among Four Men Occupationally Exposed to Methylene Chloride," Reproductive Toxicology, Vol. 3, p. 281-282, 1989.

Wu, W., Steenland, K., Brown, D., Wells, V., Jones, J., Schulte, P., and Halperin, W., "Cohort and Case-Control Analyses of Workers Exposed to Vinyl Chloride - An Update," Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 31, pp. 518-523, 1989.

Wells, V.E., Schnorr, T.M., Halperin, W.E., "NIOSH Selection of Chemicals and Study Populations:

Setting Priorities for Reproductive Research," Repro. Tox. Vol. 2, p. 289, 1988.

Wells, V.E., Halperin, W.E., Thun, M.J., "The Predictive Value of Screening for Illicit Drugs in the Workplace," American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 78, No. 7, p. 817, 1988.

Wells, V.E., Deykin, E.Y., and Klerman, G.L., "The Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in College Students," Social Psychiatry, Vol. 22, p. 20, 1987.

Deykin, E.Y., Levy, J. and Wells, V.E., "Adolescent Depression, Alcohol and Drug Abuse," American Journal of Public Health , Vol. 76, p. 178, 1986.

Wells, V.E., Deykin, E.Y., and Klerman, G.L., "Risk Factors for Depression in Adolescence," Psychiatric Developments, Vol. 3, p. 83, 1985.

Vaillant, G.E., Clark, W., Milofsky, E., Wells, V., Kopp, J.P., Mogielnicki, N.P, "The Natural History of Alcoholism: An Eight Year Follow-up," American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 75, p. 455,

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1983.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (ALSO IN REVERSE ORDER OF PUBLICATION):

As Director of ENABLE Project, I ensured the production of the following (an illustrative list):

Training Manuals:

Integrating Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS for NGOs, Faith-based Organizations and Community-based Organizations Volume I: Family Planning Plus: HIV/AIDS Basics for NGOs and FP Program Managers Volume II: Faith Community Responses to HIV/AIDS Volume III: Home Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Power of a Community Volume IV: Social Mobilization for HIV/AIDS: A Training Manual Volume V: Strengthening Organizations to Meet the HIV/AIDS Challenge

Sustaining the Benefits: A Field Guide for Sustaining Reproductive and Child Health Services

Reproductive Health Awareness: A Wellness, Self-Care Approach

Reports (illustrative list):

Title

Country

Case Study: The Impact of Queen Mothers on HIV/AIDS Education

Ghana

Working with Teachers to Improve Adolescent Reproductive Health

Ghana

Providing Reproductive Health Services through Peer Educators

Ghana

Designing of Programs to Eradicate Female Genital Cutting

Ghana

Gender, Power and Multi-partner Sex: Implications for Dual Method Use in Ghana

Ghana

Impact Study: Choose a Future! Project

India

Community Based Distributors: Best Practices

India

Case Study: Community Aid Sponsorship Program

India

Adolescent Girls Literacy Initiative for Reproductive Health

Nepal

A GIFT for Reproductive Health Project

Nepal

Communication Action Groups: Promoting Discussion of Reproductive Health

Nepal

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The Female Condom: A Feasibility and Acceptability Study

Nepal

Adarsha Byakti: Women Acting Together for Choices in Health

Nepal

Evaluation Study of the Effectiveness of Communication Action Groups to Communicate on Reproductive Health Issues

Nepal

Exploring the Role of the Community-Based Volunteer in Family Planning Access and Choice

Nepal

Community Volunteers as Providers of Reproductive Health Services

Nepal

Enabling Women for Reproductive Health: The REWARD Project of the Nepal Red Cross Society

Nepal

Giving Women a Voice: The 100 Women Groups

Nigeria

Reproductive Health and Democracy and Governance Linkages in Plateau State

Nigeria

The Vulnerable Children Project in Benue State

Nigeria

The Impact of Market-based Distributors in the Onitsha Markets, Anambra State

Nigeria

Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Benue State

Nigeria

Youth and HIV/AIDS: Prevention Actions and Strategies (English)

Senegal

Jeunes du Secteur Informel et VIH/SIDA, Quelles Pratiques et Stratégies de Prévention? (En Français)

Senegal

Wells, V.E., Chenier, T., Ludke, R.L., Downing, K., Shaw, T., “An Assessment of Functional Health Literacy Among Patients Served in Primary Care Providers to the Poor Practice Settings,” Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, U. Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Wells, V.E. and LaRosa, J.E., "Gender and AIDS in East and Southern Africa," presented at Xlth International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, BC, 1996.

Ainsworth, M.,

Epidemics in Africa," Family Health International, 1996.

Wells, V., "Final Report: Workshop on the Status and Trends of the HIV/AIDS

Thun, M.J., Schober, S.E., Stayner, L.T., Wells, V.E., "Urinary Tract Disorders in Nuclear Fuel Production Workers," HETA 86-381, NIOSH, 1988.

Thun, M.J., McCammon, C., Wells, V.E., "Health Hazard Evaluation Report" Wilbanks International Inc., HETA 87-435-1896, NIOSH, May 1988.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS – Cont’d.

Wells, V.E., "Depression in Adolescence," Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 1985.

Wells, V.E., "Rural Health Care of Great Britain Before and After the Enactment of the National Health Service in 1948" (Undergraduate Honors Thesis Manuscript), 1975.

COLUMNS:

"Visima," 1 The Arusha Times, Arusha, Tanzania, 1996-1998.

EDITORSHIPS:

Salud de los Trabajadores, 1989-1995.

BOOKS:

Wells, V.E., Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists, Applied Statistics Training Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, Rockville, MD, 1992.

Wells, V.E., Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

2004-pres.

Founder and Board Member, Africa Foundation USA

2004-pres

Chair, Board of Health Resource Center, Cincinnati, OH

2003-pres.

Member, Nigeria Association of Greater Cincinnati Area

2003-pres.

Board of Health Resource Center, Cincinnati, OH

1987-pres.

Founder and member of a women’s spirituality group, Cincinnati, OH

1998-2001

Choir member, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park, OH

1995-97

Volunteer clinician, Kibera Community Center, Nairobi, Kenya

1994-95

Volunteer member of committee to create curriculum for sex education, Indian Hill

1989-95

High School, Cincinnati, OH Board of Drake Center, Cincinnati, OH

1987-95

Adult Education Leader, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park, OH

1981-86

Founder, and Board member, Burr Cooperative Nursery School, Auburndale, MA

1981-86

Teacher: Music for Children, Newton Community Schools, Newton, MA

1981-86

Choir Member, Parish of the Good Shepherd, Waban, MA

1 Visima is the Swahili word for "wells," and each column discusses a well of hope, knowledge, innovation, etc., regarding HIV/AIDS and related topics.

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MEMBERSHIPS:

2004-pres.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care [IAPAC]

2003-pres.

Global Health Council

2002-2003

Steering Committee for XIIIth International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa

1981-pres.

[ICASA] Physicians for Social Responsibility

1985-pres.

American Public Health Association

1989-pres.

Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine

1989-95

Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati

1989-95

Ohio Medical Association

1989-95

Academy AIDS Education Program Planning Subcommittee

1989-95

Doctors Ought to Care

REFERENCES:

Available upon request.

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