EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Public Health, 2019
WARREN WILSON COLLEGE
Bachelor of Science, 2017
Graduate Research Assistant, East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
CHIP Intern, MAHEC; Asheville, NC
Research Assistant, East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
Research Intern, Warren Wilson College; Asheville, NC
Teacher’s Assistant, Warren Wilson College; Asheville, NC
Beatty, K. E., Smith, M. G., Khoury, A. J., Zheng, S., Ventura, L. M., & Okwori, G. (2021). Accessibility of federally funded family planning services in South Carolina and Alabama. Preventive Medicine Reports, 22, 101343.
Hiatt, A., Hove, A., Ward, J.R., Ventura, L., Neufeld, H., Boyd, A., Clarke, H.D., Horton, J.L., Murrell, Z.E. (2021). Authentic Research In The Classroom Increases Appreciation For Plants In Undergraduate Biology Students. Integrative and Comparative Biology. In press.
Ventura, L., Beatty, K., Ariyo, O., Slawson, D., Weber, A., Khoury, A., Smith, M. (2021) Availability of Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods at Federally-Qualified Health Center Clinics in South Carolina: Facilitators and Barriers. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Poster Presentation.
Cox, J., Beatty, K., Ventura, L., & de Jong, J. (2021). Telehealth Implementation in Family Planning Clinics in Two Southeastern States During COVID-19. Appalachian Student Research Forum.
Beatty K, Ventura L. (November, 2019) Delivering Reproductive Health Care in the US Southeast: Clinic Policies and Practices. Presentation at Health for Her Seminar, Johnson City, TN.
Ventura, L., Littleton, M.A. (2019). What about food? Food insecurity screening in the clinical setting. PowerPoint Presentation: Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.
Baker, K., Walkosz, B., Berteletti, J., Ventura, L., Peterson, A., Dorgan, K. (2019). Exploring spheres of silence surrounding cervical cancer communication in Appalachian Tennessee. Poster session: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Ventura, L., Hiatt, A. (2018). What, when, and how much is enough? Implementing authentic plant-based research in undergraduate biology. Poster session: National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, San Diego, CA.
Ventura, L., Boyd, A. (2017). Utilizing herbaria specimens to study plant phenology in Southern Appalachia. Poster session: National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference, Saint Louis, MO.
Ventura, L., Holmes, J. (2017). Variation of phyllosphere bacteria on Rhododendron maximum. PowerPoint Presentation: North Carolina Academy of Science, High Point, NC.
Outstanding Student Award for Community and Behavioral Health (2019)
Elizabeth G. Martin Senior Work Award (2017)
Vegetable gardening, long distance running, mindfulness, and health equity.