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Jessica G Burke, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Associate Dean for Education, Office of the Dean

Contact

6132 Parran Hall , Graduate School of Public Health
R-znvy: wtohexr@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-8165


Personal Statement

My work aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children by addressing complex community health issues including intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS and racial disparities in birth outcomes. I use integrated qualitative and quantitative methods and a stakeholder engaged approach to my community health research. For example, my 2005 Qualitative Health Research article was the first to introduce public health researchers to concept mapping as a participatory mixed methods approach for generating hypotheses and developing theory regarding complex issues. I recently co-edited the 2014 book Methods for Community Public Health Research: Integrated and Engaged Approaches published by Springer Publishing Company.  I have over a decade of experience nurturing long-term partnerships with local and international academic and community colleagues. 


Education

1994  New York University, New York, NY,  BA Cultural Anthropology
1998  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MHS International Health
2003  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, PhD Social & Behavioral Sciences


Teaching

I teach several graduate level courses including Introduction to Community Health (BCHS 2554), Community Based Participatory Research (BCHS 2608), Concept Mapping (BCHS 2610) and Global Perspectives of Women's Health (BCHS 2995). I regularly work with students interested in conducting community health research and frequently serve on thesis and dissertation committees.


Service

I developed and direct the University of Pittsburgh Certificate Program in Community Based Participatory Research and Practice. The certificate in Community-Based Participatory Research and Practice (CBPRP) includes courses in Community Health, Community Based Participatory Research, Community Engaged Research Methods and Community Leadership. It also includes a six-credit internship, matching students with a local community agency.

I direct the Concept Mapping Institute located in the department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BHCS). The Institute is a designated concept mapping center of practice by the Concept Systems Centers of Practice (CS COP) Program and provides access to the concept mapping project license at discounted licensing rates, technical support for concept mapping research, and basic and advanced trainings for those interested in using the method.


Selected Publications

Publications: Books

Burke JG & Albert SA. (Eds) (2014). Methods for Community Public Health Research: Integrated and Engaged Approaches. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Select Publications: Journal Articles (* indicates student)

1. Burke JG, Gielen AC, McDonnell KA, O’Campo P, Maman S. The process of ending abusive relationships: A qualitative exploration of the Transtheoretical Model. Violence Against Women. 2001. 7(10): 1144-1163.
2. Burke JG, Denison J, Gielen AC, McDonnell K, O'Campo P. Ending intimate partner violence: An application of the Transtheoretical Model. American Journal of Health Behavior 2004. 28(2): 122-133.
3. Burke JG, Knab LK, Gielen AC, O'Campo P, McDonnell KA. Intimate partner violence, substance abuse and HIV: Talking a closer look. Violence Against Women. 2005. 11(9): 1140-61.
4. Burke JG, O'Campo P, Peak G, Gielen A, McDonnell K, Trochim W. An introduction to concept mapping as a participatory public health research methodology. Qualitative Health Research. 2005. Dec; 15(10):1392-410
5. Burke JG, O’Campo P, Peak GL. Neighborhood influences and intimate partner violence: Does geographic setting matter? Journal of Urban Health. 2006. 83 (2): 182 – 194.
6. Gielen AC, Ghandour RM, Burke JG, Mahoney R, McDonell KA, O’Campo P. HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence: Intersection Women’s Health Issues in the United Status. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 2007 Apr;8(2):178-98. Review.
7. Burke JG, O’Campo P, Salmon C, Walker R. Pathways connecting neighborhood influences and mental well-being: Socioeconomic position and gender differences. Social Science and Medicine 2009 Apr;68(7):1294-304. Epub 2009 Feb 13.
8. Yonas MA, Burke JG, Rak K, Bennett A, Kelly V, Gielen AC. picture's worth a thousand words: engaging youth in CBPR using the creative arts. Community Health . 2009 Winter;3(4):349-58.
9. Yonas MA, Borrebach JD, Burke JG, Brown ST, Philp KD, Burke DS, Grefenstette JJ. Dynamic simulation of community crime and crime-reporting behavior. J. Salerno, et al (Eds). SBP 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6589, pp 97-104, 2011.
10. Yonas MA, Burke JG, Miller E. Visual voices: a participatory method for engaging adolescents in research and knowledge transfer. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Feb;6(1):72-
11. Illangasekare SL*, Burke JG, McDonnell KA, Gielen AC. The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence, Substance Use, and HIV on Depressive Symptoms Among Abused Low-Income Urban Women. J Interpers Violence. 2013 May 17
12. Yonas M, Burke JG, Brown S, Borrebach J, Garland R, Burke DS, Grefenstette J. (2013) Dynamic Simulation of Crime Perpetration and Reporting to Examine Community Intervention Strategies Health Education & Behavior Oct;40(1 Suppl):87S-97S.
13. Burke JG, Jones J, Yonas M, Zur L, Virata M, Costlow M, Morton S, Miller E. (2013) PCOR, CER, CBPR: Alphabet soup or complementary fields of health research? Clinical and Translational Sciences Volume 6, Issue 6, pages 493–496, December.
14. Burke JG, Hess S, Hoffmann K, Guizzetti L, Loy E, Gielen A, Bailey M, Walnoha A, Barbee G, Yonas M. (2013) Translating community-based participatory research principles into practice. Prog Community Health Partnersh. Summer;7(2):115-22.
15. Burke JG, Truong S, Albert S, Steenrod J, Gibert C, Folb B, Saleh A, James E.
(2014)What can be learned from the types of community benefit programs that hospitals already have in place? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1Suppl):165-93. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0058. PubMed PMID: 24583495.
16. Burke JG, Lich KH, Neal JW, Meissner HI, Yonas M, Mabry PL. Enhancing dissemination and implementation research using systems science methods. Int J Behav Med. 2015 Jun;22(3):283-91. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9417-3. PubMed PMID: 24852184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4363012.
17. O'Malley TL*, Burke JG. A systematic review of microfinance and women's health
literature: Directions for future research. Glob Public Health. 2016 Apr 15:1-28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27080539
18. Vaughn LM, Jones JR, Booth E, Burke JG. Concept mapping methodology andcommunity-engaged research: A perfect pairing. Eval Program Plann. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0149-7189(16)30168-9. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.08.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27591958.

Select Publications: Reports

1. Community Health Needs Assessment reports for each UPMC Pennsylvania-licensed hospital in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines. Copies of the 2013 reports for each of the following hospitals can be at http://www.upmc.com/about/community-commitment/Pages/community-health-needs-assessment.aspx;
• UPMC Altoona
• UPMC Bedford Memorial
• Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
• UPMC East
• UPMC Hamot
• UPMC Horizon
• UPMC Jameson
• Kane Community Hospital
• Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
• UPMC McKeesport
• UPMC Mercy
• UPMC Northwest
• UPMC Passavant
• UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
• UPMC St. Margaret
2. Community Health Needs Assessment reports for each UPMC Pennsylvania-licensed hospital in compliance with IRS 501(r) guidelines. Copies of the 2016 reports for each of the following hospitals can be at http://www.upmc.com/about/community-commitment/Pages/community-health-needs-assessment.aspx;
• UPMC Altoona
• UPMC Bedford Memorial
• Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
• UPMC East
• UPMC Hamot
• UPMC Horizon
• UPMC Jameson
• Kane Community Hospital
• Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
• UPMC McKeesport
• UPMC Mercy
• UPMC Northwest
• UPMC Passavant
• UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
• UPMC St. Margaret


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