Translational Research Experience for MPH Students (TREMS)

Director of Student Research

Interns

TREMS Intern

Email:
bundyjo@iu.edu

Identifying Community and Individual HIV-related Risks Factors among Adolescents and Young Adults

TREMS Intern

Email:
kwkaplan@iu.edu

Suicide among Midwestern Adolescents and Young Adults

Stephen Jay Award

During the 33rd Annual Indiana Public Health Celebration and Hulman Awards, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Master of Public Health (MPH) student Joshua Bundy received the Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health.
The Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health was initiated over 10 years ago by Lloyd Kolbe, now an emeritus faculty member from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, to recognize and honor the inspirational work of Stephen Jay. Jay served as the first department chair of the IU Department of Public Health, which is now the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Award recipients are current MPH students who exhibit exemplary public health leadership, scholarship and practice resulting in the improvement of public health in Indiana.
Since his onboarding to the TREMS program in IRAB in May 2017, Mr. Bundy has formulated a research problem focusing on the identification of community and individual risks that affect the reproductive health and the wellbeing of adolescents and young adults in Indiana. He developed sophisticated study designs and acquired data sources appropriate to test the multilevel conceptual framework he devised of health risks and disease outcomes. Mr. Bundy’s knowledge of the issues salient to the topic of HIV and adolescent health combined with his keen methodological skills have produced research that is translational, theory-driven, and useful not only to bettering the health of Hoosiers, but the nation as well. Specifically, Mr. Bundy has contributed to 3 Public Health investigations to improve the lives of Indiana’s adolescents and young adults. These researches include: 1) Race, Gender, and Disability-based Harassment and HIV/ STI Risks; 2) Suicide, Hopelessness, and Substance Use; and, 3) HIV testing and LGBTQ Stigma. His work culminated into 3 abstracts submitted to the 2018 meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). For his productivity and outstanding performance, Mr. Bundy received the 2017-2018 IRAB Applied Epidemiology Fellowship. Mr. Bundy is currently collaborating with IU SPH-BL faculty, IRAB research scientists, and other TREMS interns to develop these abstracts into manuscripts for submission to the Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH).