Sarah Seidel

 

Education

Doctor of Public Health Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) Management, Policy and Community Health

Jan 2012 – Aug 2014

Health Science Center,
The University of Texas

Advisor:  Dr. Linda, E. Lloyd
Dissertation Committee:  Drs. Linda E. Lloyd, Beatrice J. Selwyn,
& Robert O. Morgan

Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Management, Policy and Community Health

Sept 2010 – Dec 2011

Health Science Center,
The University of Texas

Advisor:  Dr. Linda, E. Lloyd
Thesis Committee:  Drs. Linda, E. Lloyd & Roberta Ness

Clinical Pastoral Education (chaplaincy)

Sept 2007 – July 2008

Ben Taub Hospital,
Harris County Hospital District,
4 Units, CPE

Master’s in Divinity (MDiv)

Aug 2004 – May 2007

Candler School of Theology,
Emory University

Advisors:  Drs. David, O. Jenkins & Luther E. Smith

Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy

Sept 2000 – May 2004

Campbell University,
Buie’s Creek, NC

Advisors:  Drs. Dean Martin & Glenn Jonas

 

 

Professional and Teaching  Experience

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow

June 2015 - present

UTMB
 

 

Executive Director

Feb 2015 – May 2015

Sodzo International
 

 

Graduate Assistant

June 2010 – Dec 2012

UT-HSC
School of Public Health

 

Director

Aug 2008 – March 2011

Baptist Student Ministry
University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Community Mobilizer

May - July 2006

Justice for Janitors
SEIU, Houston, TX

 

Master-level tutor / Team Lead

Aug 2005 – May 2007

Appelrouth Tutoring, Atlanta
 

 

Assistant Minister

Aug 2005 – May 2007

Peachtree Baptist Church,
Atlanta, GA

 

 

Research Activities

Doctoral Research

Department of Management, Policy and Community Health

 
Committee

Drs. Linda, E. Lloyd, Beatrice J. Sewlyn & Robert O. Morgan

Field of Study

Social epidemiology and program evaluation


Assessed predictors associated with a variety of risks (eg. food insecurity, sexual risk behavior, poor literacy and education, financial status, water purification and access, and mental health assets) among orphan and vulnerable youth heads-of-households participating in a multi-sectoral empowerment program in Meru County, Kenya.

 

Graduate Reasearch

Department of Management, Policy and Community Health

 
Committee

Drs. Linda, E. Lloyd & Roberta E. Ness

Field of Study

Innovative thinking and training

 
Wrote and published (Oxford U Press) training guide to improve innovative thinking among health science students and professionals.

 

 

Membership in Scientific Societies

American Public Health Association

Jun 2012 -  present

 

 

Honors

President’s and Dean’s Lists

2002 - 2004

Campbell University

 

Outstanding Graduating Senior

2004

Religion Department, Campbell University

 

President’s and Dean’s Lists

2005 - 2007

Emory University

 

CBF Leadership Scholar,

President’s and Dean’s Lists

2010 - 2014

UTSH

 

Outstanding New Student

2012

UTSPH

 

  

Volunteer Service

Houston Global Health Collaborative

2011 - 2015


  • Founding director and board member of non-profit organization to build collaboration among TMC and Houston-area institutions, organizations and individuals to promote global health service, research and education

  • Tasks included:

    Vision development and team-implementation of first TMC-wide global health conference;

    Vision development and team-implementation of student- and faculty-grants to promote global health;

    Facilitated adoption of team to develop online teaching modules for global health topics;

    Vision development of growth plan for new organization

 

 

Center for Innovation Generation, UT-HSC School of Public Health

2010 - 2011

 
Led multi-disciplinary team in courseware development

 

 

Hands and Feet Medical Missions, BSM, UTMB

2008 - 2010

 


Founding director of, now, fully student-run organization to provide clinical care to indigent population in Laredo, TX and Lima, Peru

 

 

Logos Communities

2010 - present

 


Founding board member of organization to provide schooling fees for students of tertiary schools in Nicaragua and Malawi.

Co-founder, board member

Jul 2011 – Present

Houston Global Health Collaborative

Pioneered system for student-led conference featuring global health issues

Board member

Sep 2010 – Dec 2014

Logos Communities

Oversaw development of support for tertiary education students in Malawi and Nicaragua

Founding President

Jan 2015 – Present

Sodzo International

An independent 501(c)3 organization with mission to advance the well-being of the world’s most vulnerable children. Focuses on research and program development.

 

 

Additional Information

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • AIDS & Behavior;
  • Journal of Adolescent Health;
  • Journal of Health Psychology;
  • Health Psychology Open;
  • World Medical & Health Policy;

 

 

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Goodman, M., Kaberia, R., Morgan, R., & Keiser, P. (2014). Health and livelihood outcomes associated with participation in an OVC empowerment program in Kenya: a cross-sectional study. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. DOI:10.1080/17450128.2014.938142

  • Goodman, M.L., Goodman, L.A., Mwongera, M., Gitari, S., & Keiser, P.H. (2014). Predictors of literacy and school attainment among orphan heads of households involved in a community-based empowerment program in semi-rural Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Development, 3(3).

  • Goodman, M.L., Selwyn, B.J., Morgan, R.O., Lloyd, L.E., Mwongera, M., Gitari, S., & Keiser, P.H. (2015). Factors associated with general self-efficacy and resilience among youth heads of households in semi-rural Kenya. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/1359105315573443

  • Goodman, M.L., Morgan, R.O., Lloyd, L.E., Selwyn, B.J., Mwongera, M., Gitari, S., & Keiser, P.H. (2015). Sexual Behavior Among Young Carers in the Context of a Kenyan Empowerment Program Combining Cash-Transfer, Psychosocial Support, and Entrepreneurship. Journal of Sex Research. DOI:10.1080/00224499.2015.1035429.

  • Goodman, M.L., Seidel, S.*, Kaberia, R., & Keiser, P. (2015). How can we improve healthcare access and general self-reported health among orphan and vulnerable children? Findings from a Kenyan cross-sectional study. International Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-015-0681-z.

  • Goodman, M.L., Lloyd, L.E., Selwyn, B.J., Morgan, R.O., Mwongera, M., Gitari, S., & Keiser, P.H. (2015). Improved food consumption, security and independence among orphans and vulnerable children families enrolled in an empowerment program in semi-rural Kenya. Food Security.

  • Goodman, M.L., Elliott, A.*, Abduba, H., & Keiser, P.H. (2016). Improved water and household water purification practices among orphans and vulnerable children in a multi-sectoral empowerment program in Eastern Province, Kenya. Journal of Water and Health.

  • Goodman, M.L., Gitari, S., & Stigler, M.H. (2016). Self-efficacy mediates the association between partner trust and condom usage in females but not males. Africa Journal of Reproductive Health.

  • Goodman, M.L. Gitari, S., Keiser, P.H. (2016). Economic empowerment or cash-dependency for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya: evidence from an alternative to cash-only models. International Journal of Social Welfare.

  • Goodman, M., Serag, H., Gitari, S., Keiser, P., Dacso, M., & Raimer, B. (2016). Mediating pathways between HIV+ status and excellent overall health among Kenyan women: family functioning, meaningfulness of life, social support and the need for integrated care. Journal of Community Health.

  • Goodman, M.L., Zhang, Y.**, Gitari S., Azubuike, M.**, Keiser, P., & Seidel, S.* (2016). Predictors of child fostering attitudes in a large cross-section of Kenyan women: family, health, and psychosocial factors and the residual presence of childhood adversities. British Journal of Social Work.

  • Goodman, M.L., Mutambudzi, M.S., Gitari, S., Keiser, P.H. & Seidel, S.E. (2016, in press). Child-street migration among HIV-affected families in Kenya: a mediation analysis from cross-sectional data. AIDS Care.

 

Books

  • Goodman, M., Dickerson, A. & Ness, R. (2012). Creativity in the Sciences. Oxford University Press.

  • Ackerman, K., Seidel, S., Keiser, P., & Goodman, M. (2016). From their own eyes: Orphan perspectives of life and loss in Kenya.

 

Abstracts

  • Goodman, M., Kaberia, R., Keiser, P., & Gitari, S. (2013) Impact assessment of a community-based multi-sectoral intervention to empower OVC in rural Kenya. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2013.

  • Strader, L.C., Crowell, E.L., Goodman, M.L., Pettitt, E.D., Bentley, M.E., & LeGrand, C.A. (2013). Exploring and evaluating new partner alliances for creating unique solutions to address unmet global health needs: The consortium/collaborative model. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2013.

  • Azubuike, M., Dufitumukiza, M., Gutarra, C., LaCroix, Moreira, A. & Goodman, M. (2013). The rise of street children in Maua, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study. UTMB Center for Global Health Education Annual Symposium 2013.

  • Azubuike, M., Dufitumukiza, M., Gutarra, C., LaCroix, Moreira, A., Gitari, S. & Goodman, M. (2014). Education among semi-rural Kenyan street children in a cross-sectional survey: attainment, aspirations and barriers. Texas Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2014.

  • Azubuike, M., Dufitumukiza, M., Gutarra, C., LaCroix, Moreira, A., Gitari, S. & Goodman, M. (2014). General health indicators and vaccination rates of street children in semi-rural Kenya in a cross-sectional survey. Texas Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2014.

  • Azubuike, M., Dufitumukiza, M., Gutarra, C., LaCroix, Moreira, A., Gitari, S. & Goodman, M. (2014). Perceptions of social support among street children in semi-rural Kenya. Texas Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2014.

  • Goodman, M., Dacso, M., & Keiser, P. (2014). Researcher Capital: a new definition clarifying the development of community-academic partnerships. Texas Public Health Association Annual Meeting 2014.

 

Publications Submitted

  • Goodman, M.L., Mutambudzi, M.S., Gitari, S., Keiser, P.H. & Seidel, S.E. (2016, revise and resubmit). Child fostering attitudes among women living with HIV: social support, family functioning, general self-rated health and the evolution of a pandemic. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies.

  • Goodman, M.L., Gutarra, C.* & Keiser, P. (2016, revise and resubmit). Perceived stress among Kenyan caregiving women. Anxiety, Stress & Coping.

  • Goodman, M.L., Chen, C.**, Grouls, A.**, & Keiser, P.H. (2016, accept with major revisions). Childhood adversities predict reporting HIV positive among Kenyan women and partners. Journal of Public Health.

  • LaCroix, G.A.,** Moreira, A.G.,** Raimer, B.G., Goodman, M.L. (2016, in review). Ill-Health Symptoms and Glue Huffing Cessation Attempts among Street-Involved Children and Youth in Maua, Kenya. African Health Sciences.

  • Goodman, M.L., Hindman, A.**, Keiser, P., Gitari, S. & Raimer, B.G. (2016, in review). Neglect, sexual abuse and witnessing intimate partner violence during childhood predicts later life violent attitudes against children among Kenyan women: Evidence of intergenerational risk transmission from cross-sectional data. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  • Goodman, M.L., Guillot-Wright, S., Johnson, T.**, Dufitumukiza, M.**, Gitari, S. & Keiser, P. (2016, in review). Orphaned girls have less meaningful lives, as reported by women in a large community sample. Quality of Life Research.

  • Goodman, M.L., Tutak, S.**, Rohrer, H.,** Keiser, P., Gitari, S. & Goodman, L. (2016, in review). Intimate Partner Violence attitudes among Kenyan women. Violence Against Women.

  • Goodman, M.L., Martinez, K.**, Keiser, P., Gitari, S., & Seidel, S.* (2016, in review). Why do Kenyan children live on the streets? Evidence from a cross-section of semi-rural population of maternal caregivers. Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Goodman, M.L., Grouls, A.**, Chen, C.**, Keiser, P.H. & Gitari, S. (2016, in review). Childhood adversities predict reported alcohol use among Kenyan women and partners. Substance Use & Misuse.

  • Goodman, M.L., Serag, H., Gitari, S., Keiser, P.H., Raimer-Goodman, L.A. (2016, in review). Adverse childhood experiences, social support and food security among Kenyan mothers: mediation analysis with cross-sectional data. Public Health Nutrition.

 

Publications in Progress

  • Seidel, S., Keiser, P.H., & Goodman, ML. Community perspectives related to adoption of former street children in Eastern Province, Kenya. Int. Soc. Work.

  • Seidel S, Keiser PH, & Goodman ML. Community explanations of resistance to adoption of former street children in Eastern Province, Kenya. Child Abuse Negl.