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Vira Pravosud

Public Health Researcher and Professional

Education

10/201305/2014

Certificate of Completion

University of Ioannina

Modern Greek Language and Culture Program

09/01/201106/28/2013

M.S. (cum laude): Department of Sociology, School of Public Health

National University of"Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Organizational Management and Administration (in Public Health) 

09/01/200806/28/2011

Certificate of Proficiency in International Law:

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Human Rights and Protection

09/01/200706/28/2011

B.S.: Department of Sociology, School of Social Work

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Concentration in Social Work and Sociology

Professional Experience

07/01/2021Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of California in San Francisco
08/26/201805/15/2021

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Kentucky: provide out-of- and in-classroom support and perform grading

CPH 605 -- Epidemiology 

CPH 410 -- Epidemiology in the Web of Causation: People, Place, and Politics (substituted for select lectures)

CPH 310 -- Disease Detectives: Epidemiology in Action (recitation leader)

09/17/201808/25/2019

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Kentucky: College of Public Health

''Role of Social Media and Mobile Apps in Sexual and Drug Co-Usage Networks of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)'' study: data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, dissemination of the study results

08/08/201609/16/2018

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Kentucky: Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, dissemination of the study results and assistance in other research-related activities for several projects on respiratory diseases, including Bronchiectasis, COPD, and NTM-associated illnesses 

05/18/201508/10/2015

Intern in the Kentucky Department for Public Health: Frankfort, KY

The Chronic Disease Prevention Branch

Paid internship sponsored by the Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program

Data analysis, generation of reports, and assistance with the arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, and diabetes prevention programs as well as the Kentucky Smoke Free Policy 

09/01/200906/15/2011

Intern in All-Ukrainian NGO Coalition for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Charitable Society for Disabled Persons and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Provided assistance and service to people with special needs. Assisted in organizing fundraising campaigns and development of grant applications

Professional Activities, Service & Assistance

Spring 2015                                                       Enrolled participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems conducted by the
                                                                               College of Public Health in the University of Kentucky  

2012 - 2013                                                        Administrated and coordinated educational conferences and master-classes aimed for healthcare 
                                                                               facilities’  top-management  (LLC “PRO Studii”, Kyiv, Ukraine)

2010 - 2011                                                         Performed data entry and coding  (checking interviewers' questionnaires and coding the answers to fill
                                                                               the general database for agricultural surveys, Kleffmann Group, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Professional Membership & Volunteering

Spring 2019Present

Kentucky Public Health Association

09/01/200910/30/2009

All-Ukrainian NGO Coalition for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Charitable Society for Disabled Persons and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Organizing fundraising campaigns; assisting in teaching children with special needs

Editorial Service & Peer-Reviewing

My Publons can be found at https://publons.com/author/1199093/vira-pravosud#profile

2018 - Present                                                  Editorial Board Member, Journals of the Science Publishing Group

01/2017 - Present                                            Associated Editorial Board Member, Journal of Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe  


Journal Peer Review Activities

06/2021 - Present                                          Ad hoc reviewer, BMC Cancer (1 reviews)

02/2021 - Present                                           Ad hoc reviewer, Future Oncology (1  reviews)

06/2018 - Present                                           Ad hoc reviewer, Academic Research Journal of Biotechnology (4  reviews)

06/2018 - Present                                           Ad hoc reviewer, Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (14  reviews)

01/2017 - Present                                           Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe (2  reviews, 1 edits)


Skills

Epidemiologic Research

Study Design, Quantitative & Qualitative Data Analysis

Analytical Software

SAS, SPSS, RStudio, ArcGIS, DAGitty. Familiar with STATA, RDSAT, QGIS, GeoDA, Epi Info, OpenEpi

Programming

SAS Language, R, SPSS Syntax. 

Publications

My ORCID can be found at orcid.org/0000-0002-5762-6632

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Pravosud V, Mannino DM,  Prieto D, Zhang Q, Choate R, Malanga E, Aksamit TR . Symptom Burden and Medication Use among Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2021; Published online February 19, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.2020.0184 

Pravosud V, Vanderford NL, Huang B, Tucker TC, Arnold SM. Exceptional Survival Among Kentucky Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Appalachian Versus Non-Appalachian Populations [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 18]. J Rural Health. 2020;10.1111/jrh.12537. doi:10.1111/jrh.12537

Sullivan J*, Pravosud V*, Mannino DM, Siegel K, Choate R, Sullivan T. National and State Estimates of COPD Morbidity and Mortality - United States, 2014-2015. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2018;5(4):324-333. Published 2018 Oct 12. doi:10.15326/jcopdf.5.4.2018.0157

*contributed equally to this report

Pravosud V, Huang B, Tucker T, Vanderford NL. Development of Multiple Primary Cancers in Lung Cancer Patients: Appalachian Versus Non-Appalachian Populations of Kentucky. South Med J. 2017;110(12):775-781. doi:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000742

Pravosud V and Andreeva T. Respondent-driven sampling: characteristics associated with productive and non-productive recruitment.  Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe,  2016; 6(1), 31-44. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4495910.v1 

IN PRESS/FORTHCOMING

Pravosud V, Ballard AM, Holloway IW, Young AM. Online Partner-Seeking and Sexual Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men from Small and Midsized Towns: Cross-Sectional Study in Kentucky, USA. JMIR Form Res (forthcoming), 2022. doi:10.2196/35056

UNDER REVIEW

"Impact of Policies Restricting Flavors in Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products: A Study of Vape Shops in San Francisco and Alameda Counties" (short communication)

SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

"Impacts of Tax and Flavor Tobacco Policies on San Francisco Bay Area Tobacco Prices" (journal article)

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

"Latent Class Analysis of Geosocial Networking and Dating App Use and Related Sexual Risk Behaviors among Men Who Have Sex with Men" (journal article)

"Dyadic Analysis of Condom Use in App-facilitated versus Non-app-facilitated Relationships of Men Who Have Sex with Men" (journal article)

Presentations/Abstract Publications

03/2022

CIGARETTE PRICES BEFORE AND AFTER STATE AND LOCAL TOBACCO TAX AND PRICE POLICIES IN BAY AREA CITIES 2014-2020

2022 SRNT Annua Meeting (poster and "pre-recorded paper plus" presentation)

Virtual

01/2022

Tobacco Prices in San Francisco and Alameda Counties: 2015 vs 2019

UCSF It's About A Billion Lives Annual Symposium (poster presentation)

Virtual

10/2021

LATENT CLASS ANALYSIS OF GEOSOCIAL NETWORKING AND DATING APP USE AND RELATED SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (oral presentation)

APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo

Virtual

04/2021

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (poster presentation)

2021 Annual KPHA Conference

Virtual

03/2021

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (poster presentation)

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 2021 Annual CCTS Spring Conference

Virtual

05/2019

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (poster presentation)

The 5th Annual SOPS Research Symposium, University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

05/2019

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (poster presentation)

The 2019 Markey Cancer Center Research Day

Lexington, KY

04/2019

SEXUAL RISK-TAKING BEHAVIORS AMONG YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (YMSM) WHO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS TO MEET PARTNERS (oral presentation)

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 14th Annual CCTS Spring Conference
04/2019

DRUG USE AND THE USAGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATIONS AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY (poster presentation)

The 71th Annual KPHA Conference

Covington, KY: https://twitter.com/UKCPH/status/1116425552796233729

04/2019

SEXUAL RISK-TAKING BEHAVIORS AND SUBSTANCE USE AMONG YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (YMSM) WHO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS TO MEET PARTNERS

Guest lecture in Biostatistics 230: Statistical Thinking in Public Health . University of Kentucky
03/2019

DRUG USE AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND ASSOCIATION WITH THE USAGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATIONS TO MEET PARTNERS (poster presentation)

Substance Use Research Day, UK

Lexington, KY

02/2019

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (poster presentation)

The 10th Annual UK Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase.

Lexington, KY

02/2019

EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS (oral presentation)

Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress, the UK Appalachian Center: https://appalachiancenter.as.uky.edu/swap-sharing-work-appalachia-progress

Lexington, KY

06/2018

HEPATITIS C AND RISK OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW (poster presentation)

The Fourth Annual Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium

Lexington, KY

04/2018

HEPATITIS C AND RISK OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW (poster presentation)

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 13th Annual CCTS Spring Conference

Lexington, KY: https://www.ccts.uky.edu/about-ccts/annual-ccts-spring-conferences/2018-ccts-spring-conference

10/2017

ECOLOGIC STUDY OF APPALACHIA AND DIAGNOSTIC PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (poster presentation)

ATRN (Appalachian Transnational Research Network) Summit 2017

Hershey, PA

10/2017

EXAMPLE OF COX REGRESSION APPLICATION. DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY

Guest lecture in Biostatistics 230: Statistical Thinking in Public Health. University of Kentucky
07/2017

MEDICATION USE AS A MEASURE OF SEVERITY: FINDINGS FROM THE COPD FOUNDATION NTM SOCIAL SURVEY (poster presentation)

COPD10USA (Chicago)

https://journal.copdfoundation.org/jcopdf/id/1170/Abstract-Presentations-COPD10usa-2017

07/2017

SYMPTOM BURDEN AMONG PATIENTS REPORTING NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA (NTM): FINDINGS FROM THE COPD FOUNDATION SURVEY (poster presentation)

COPD10USA (Chicago)

https://journal.copdfoundation.org/jcopdf/id/1170/Abstract-Presentations-COPD10usa-2017

06/2017

ECOLOGIC STUDY OF RURALITY AND DIAGNOSTIC PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (poster presentation)

Third Annual Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium, UK

Lexington, KY

11/2016

DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY (poster presentation)

The 2016 ATRN Health Summit

Cincinnati, OH

04/2016

DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY (poster presentation)

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 11th Annual CCTS Spring Conference
03/2015

DIFFERENCES IN CHARACTERISTICS OF FSW IN CHAINS FROM PRODUCTIVE AND NONPRODUCTIVE SEEDS (poster presentation)

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science 10th Annual CCTS Spring Conference. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30332.13443

Lexington, KY 

03/2015

METHODS FOR STUDYING FEMALE SEX WORKERS IN UKRAINE: RESPONDENT-DRIVEN SAMPLING VS. TIME-LOCATION SAMPLING (oral presentation)

10th Annual CCTS Spring Conference. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27576.34561

Lexington, KY 

04/2013

METHODS FOR STUDYING FSW IN UKRAINE: RDS VS TLS (oral presentation)

The annual conference “Health Care Management”

Kyiv, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", School of Public Health

04/2012

Pravosud V, Andreeva T, Kulchynska R, Liakh A, Makarenko J, Pascal A, Shlapatska C, Stepurko T. Ukrainian nutrition behavior through the prism of childhood reminiscences Tobacco Control and Public Health in Eastern Europe, 2012; 2 (Supplement 1), 42-43. 2nd conference 'Economics, sociology, theory and practice of public health'). doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.92836

Oral presentation

Kyiv, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", School of Public Health

Awards & Achievements

03/2022

Registration Scholarship

2022 SRNT Annual Meeting (virtual)

CIGARETTE PRICES BEFORE AND AFTER STATE AND LOCAL TOBACCO TAX AND PRICE POLICIES IN BAY AREA CITIES 2014-2020

04/2021

BECKY (Building Epidemiology Capacity in Kentucky) Outstanding Student Epidemiology Poster, 1st place

2021 Annual KPHA Conference (virtual)

“Exceptional Survival Among Kentucky Stage IV Cancer Patients: Appalachian versus Non-Appalachian Populations”

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/university-of-kentucky-college-of-public-health_icymi-we-had-several-students-faculty-activity-6796176840496177152-LYCL

03/2021

Nominated by College of Public Health for "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" Award

University of Kentucky
04/2019

College of Public Health Research Day Award

Best oral presentation (doctoral level), Lexington, KY

"SEXUAL RISK-TAKING BEHAVIORS AMONG YOUNG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) WHO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS TO MEET PARTNERS"

04/2019

BECKY (Building Epidemiology Capacity in Kentucky) Outstanding Student Epidemiology Poster, 3rd place

The 71th Annual KPHA Conference, Covington, KY

"DRUG USE AND THE USAGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATIONS AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY"

03/2019

Student Travel Scholarship Award

College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Poster presentation "DRUG USE AND THE USAGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATIONS AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY" at the 71th Annual KPHA Conference in Covington, KY

04/2018

2018 Eller & Billings Student Research Award

The UK Appalachian Center provided a research award to fund the following investigation:

"FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVAL AMONG KENTUCKY STAGE IV LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VERSUS NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS”, Lexington, KY

10/2017

Student Travel Scholarship Award

College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Poster presentation "ECOLOGIC STUDY OF APPALACHIA AND DIAGNOSTIC PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE" at the 2017 ATRN Summit  in Hershey, PA (http://appalachianresearch.org/content/2017-atrn-summit) 

06/2017

Graduate Student Poster Competition, 3rd place

Third Annual Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium, University of Kentucky

"DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY"

11/2016

Student Travel Scholarship Award

College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

Poster presentation "DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY" at the 2016 ATRN Health Summit in Cincinnati, OH (https://cctst.uc.edu/ATRN2016)

04/2016

Best Research Award, poster session, runner-up

College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

"DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE PRIMARY CANCERS IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS: APPALACHIAN VS. NON-APPALACHIAN POPULATIONS OF KENTUCKY"

05/201508/2015

The Edmund S. Muskie Scholarship

The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program; the Department of State (USA)

Summer paid internship at the Kentucky Department for Public Health

04/2015

Best Research Award, oral session, runner-up

College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

"METHODS FOR STUDYING FEMALE SEX WORKERS IN UKRAINE: RESPONDENT-DRIVEN SAMPLING VS. TIME-LOCATION SAMPLING"

07/201406/2016

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program Award & Scholarship

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Institute of International Education

09/201306/2014

The State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) Award

IKY Modern Greek Language and Culture program

University of Ioannina, Greece

01/2013

Nominated by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies for "Presidential Stipend" Award

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Kyiv, Ukraine

06/201212/2012

The Volodymyr Poltavec stipend

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

The best academic record among the students of the department (School of Public Health)

02/2012

Best Persuasive Speech, 2nd place

4th Annual Public Speaking Contest for Master Program students

English Department of the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv, Ukraine

Sponsored Research Projects

Completed

Project Title: “Factors Associated with Exceptional Survival among Kentucky Stage IV Lung Cancer Patients: Appalachian versus Non-Appalachian Populations"

Project Number: N/A

Principal Investigator: 

Role in Project: Principal Investigator

Effort: 100%

Institution/University: University of Kentucky

Source of Funding: UK Appalachian Center, 2018 Eller & Billings Student Research Award

Duration of Project: 5/2018 - 2/2019

Total Award: $1,000

Grant Number: N/A

Media Coverage

Physician's Weekly: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Diseases: Assessing Symptom Burden & Medication Use. April 13, 2021.

Available at: https://www.physiciansweekly.com/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-diseases-assessing-symptom-burden-medication-use/?fbclid=IwAR2MskRyPH082VI6wi9bR7Zo4IYm3YARwVGu2-qX9DHEqB-wMYhTbtd5Rec

Appalachian Center Spring Newsletter: Grad Student Spotlight. University of Kentucky Appalachian Center. Feb 13, 2021.

Available at: https://mailchi.mp/3ae1343f5613/uk-appalachian-center-spring-2021-newsletter?e=340e6bec0b

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