CBLR Fellows 2017-2018

CBLR Fellows 2017-2018

Headshot of Hoa Appel



   Hoa B. Appel, PhD, MPH
   School of Nursing and Health Studies

Behavioral and Mental Health among Korean Americans

Through the Fellowship, Hoa Appel hopes to expand on a behavioral and mental health pilot project with the Korean Women’s Association (KWA).  Using the outcomes of the current Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) project, the fellowship will help the Korean communities in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties identify community members with behavioral and mental health issues. The first aim of the project will analyze data from SBIRT project, assess the prevalence of substance use and mental health care needs, and consider how to improve on the intake process at KWA. The second aim is to learn how to decrease the time it takes to identify these community members and to obtain referral and treatment for their substance-abuse, mental and/or physical health needs. We hope to address the social determinants of health by learning and understanding the needs of community members.  Specifically, we plan to identify individuals with needs, make referrals for them, and provide services to improve their health outcomes. This Fellowship will extend research opportunities to undergraduate students to further their knowledge and encourage them to apply graduate schools.  

Headshot of Avery


   Avery Cook Shinneman, PhD
   School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Small Lakes Management with Snohomish County

This fellowship will support working with the Snohomish County Surface Water program to collect data on the health of small lakes in the county, research management solutions to restore or maintain the lakes, and communicate with stakeholders in the watershed. Students will have an opportunity to go to field sites with county scientists and observe and assist with their work, as well as develop means of communicating best management practices to local homeowners and other local stakeholders.

Headshot of Raissa



   Raissa DeSmet PhD
   Lecturer, Full-Time
   School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Decolonizing Collections - A Partnership with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

In this collaboration, Raissa DeSmet will connect students of Asian visual culture and museum studies with the Burke Museum’s Ethnology Department. Working closely with Curator Holly Barker and Collections Manager Kathy Dougherty, students will participate in three overlapping projects: helping to catalog, pack, and transport the ethnological collection of 50,000 objects into storage in preparation for the opening of the New Burke in 2019; reaching out to community members who helped mount the important exhibit Pacific Voices in the 1990s to learn their needs and desires around the closing of the exhibition, and documenting the “farewell” process; and drawing on the knowledge and narratives of community members to help curate the inaugural exhibit that will replace Pacific Voices. Some of this work will be undertaken in partnership with Prof. Barker’s anthropology students on the main campus. The object of this collaboration is to challenge and help dissolve the colonial structures that have undergirded Western knowledge systems and museum practice since the Renaissance, and to shift authority from anthropologists and curators to source communities and their descendants in diaspora.

Heashot of Rajib


   Rajib Doogar, PhD
   Associate Professor
   School of Business

Speaking for the Defenseless

For the past three years, in conjunction with the local Certified Fraud Examiner community and the law enforcement community, Rajib Doogar has been teaching B BUS 590 Forensic Accounting as a project-based course in which graduate accounting students assist the King County Economic Crimes Unit unravel allegations of fraud committed by trusted agents of youth organizations and by individuals exploiting the infirmities of certain elderly individuals. The main objective of the Speaking for the Defenseless project is to broad the scope of the course to include undergraduate students and to reach out to a broader population of communities that have even fewer resources than King County to devote to the prosecution of such predations. The results of this project will enrich the social consciousness of our undergraduate students while bridging a gap in our current social services network. Rajib also expects to develop a body of teaching materials and scholarly research based on actual cases processed by the students. 

Headshot of Pierre



   Pierre, Mourad, PhD
   School of Science, Technology, Engineering &                      Mathematics

Community-Based Learning and Research within Engineering Capstone Projects: A Pilot Study

With this support, several faculty from several Divisions within STEM will work with 21 Acres (a local farming community) to support a specific project (a vertical garden with ‘IoT’ components). Students from various Divisions will contribute, including senior ME Capstone students (the core group) as well as from Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering (working within their Capstone sequence led by their faculty advisors) and Biology (as research students). Pierre and his colleagues will perform a retrospective analysis of the year’s efforts in order to transform the recruitment and implementation process into codified tools and lessons, which we will test the following year. Of particular interest: optimal coordination of the efforts of students from several degree programs in a way that enhances their community engagement while supporting the community’s needs.

Headshot of Jed



   Jed Murr, PhD
   Full-Time Lecturer
   School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Black Arts Northwest

Black Arts Northwest is a multi-year, multi-form collaborative project aimed at 1) supporting the work of Black artists and cultural workers in the Pacific Northwest, 2) providing opportunities for UW Bothell undergraduates, graduate students, librarians, faculty, and staff to participate in research about Black political and aesthetic movements in the Pacific Northwest; and 3) engaging multiple publics and communities in ongoing traditions of Black art in relation to the particular historical and political locations of the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest, and Seattle. Black Arts Northwest attempts to open new avenues for thinking critically and comparatively about race and racialization, shifting models of liberal governance, and the problems and possibilities of social justice and antiracist work that emerge from spaces and cities often understood to be white. In 2017-18, the project will involve convening a research working group, collaboratively curating a series of public events, and developing digital infrastructure and building blocks for participatory research in K-12 and university classrooms.

Headshot of Arkady


   Arkady Retik, PhD
   School of Science, Technology, Engineering &                      Mathematics


Inspiring Local Community Teens through Computing Education

Current UWB CSS 295 K-12 Computing Education course aims to prepare our students teach programming to K-12 audience. It also involves community partners enabling our students to deliver classes in local communities.  Because of time and space constrains, this course is only available to a dozen of students.  Through CBLR Fellowship, Arkady Retik wants to expand participation, improve access and enrich the course experience to both our students and community partners.  The ultimate goal is to take this course learning experience to the next level and scale it out so more of our students can become better teachers and engage with more communities.  By using creative and modern curricula, we want our student to inspire dreams of many kids as well as provide opportunities to those who have no access to computing education.  To achieve that, we plan to partner with School of Education, CBLR members and K-12 educators to learn about and integrate the best pedagogical and curricular practices available. We will also work together with our community partners, such as YMCA and others, so we can make our engagement smoother and increase community participation and reach.

Headshot of Anna



   Anna Winquist, MN, RN
   School of Nursing and Health Studies

A Problem-Solving Community Partnership: RN-BSN Students and Providence 

Through the CBLR Fellowship, Anna Winquist plans to develop a CBLR course for BNURS 460: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Practice. Anna will partner with the UWB School of Nursing and Health Studies and Providence Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Everett. This academic and community collaboration will be based on the literature that indicates improved health outcomes and well-being are not solely associated with medical services; rather, community partnerships are essential to health promotion and prevention advocacy.  PRMC partners are being asked to provide students with a “population problem,” and then RN-BSN students will apply their course work to formulate an evidence-based question, create a literature review, provide a well-developed argument, and offer recommendations for change and/or further research.  Anna hopes PRMC will be co-educators to shape nursing students as autonomous and empowered voices in healthcare, and the partnership will experience a sense of reciprocity and mutual exchange of evidence-based knowledge to ultimately, enhance the health of the community and underserved populations.