REBECCA L. UTZ

Curriculum Vitae

REBECCA L. UTZ portrait
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department
  • Co-Director, Consortium for Families & Health Research
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology Department
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Faculty Associate, Center on Aging

Presentations

Presentations

  • Partners in Hospice Care Research Team at the University of Utah. (March 2013). Partners in Hospice Care: A unique partnership between research and practice. Annual Assembly of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. New Orleans, LA. Panel, Presented, 03/2013.
  • R. L. Utz, D. Lund, M. Caserta. (Nov 2012). Group Dynamics Matter: Using Support Groups during Bereavement. Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2012.
  • M. Caserta, R. L. Utz, D. Lund. (April 2012). Death Forewarning & Cause of Death: Variations in Bereavement Outcomes. Poster. Association of Death Educators and Consultants. Atlanta, GA. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • R. L. Utz, K. Bearnson, M. Caserta, D. Lund, B. DeVries. (November 2011). Feeling Lonely versus Being Alone: Loneliness and Social Support in Widowhood. Paper. Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • W. Robinson, K. Keyes, R.. L. Utz, C. Martin, Y. Yang. (October 2011). Will Obesity Prevalence Continue to Increase in the US? Examining Birth Cohort Effects Among Cohorts of US-Born Young Adults. Poster. The Obesity Society. Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 10/2011.
  • M. Caserta, D. Lund, R. L. Utz. (August 2011). Individualized Dual Process Intervention for Bereaved Partners After Cancer Deaths – Models & Methods. Poster. The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End of Life and Palliative Care. Sponsored by National Institute of Nursing Research. Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • K. Mooney, P. Berry, M. Caserta, M. Clayton, G. Donaldson, L. Ellington, D. Lund, R. L. Utz. (August 2011). A Program Project Grant Exploring and Supporting Family Caregiving during Hospice End of Life Care through Bereavement. Poster. The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End of Life and Palliative Care. Sponsored by National Institute of Nursing Research. Bethesda, MD. - Selected as “Top Ten Submission for 2011” to the NINR research program . Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • R. L. Utz, D. Lund, M. Caserta, B. DeVries, K. Swenson (November 2010). For Whom Can Grief Be Modified? An Evaluation of the "Living After Loss" Intervention. Paper. Gerontological Society of America. New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/20/2010.
  • R. L. Utz, N. Waitzman, J. E. Coffield, J. Metos. (November 2010). Education's Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity: What are the most effective types of school wellness policies? Paper. American Public Health Association. Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/10/2010.
  • J. E. Coffield, R. L. Utz, N. Waitzman. (November 2010). Is longer better? The effects of duration of exposure to school wellness policies on adolescent obesity. Poster. American Public Health Association. Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 11/10/2010.
  • N. Waitzman, R. L. Utz, J. E. Coffield, (November 2010). Worth its weight (loss) in gold: The effects of Utah's Gold-Medal school policy on adolescent obesity by neighborhood SES. Poster. American Public Health Association. Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 11/10/2010.
  • R. L. Utz. “Finding, Creating, and Analyzing Data on Health Disparities” (September 2010). University of California San Bernardino, RIMI Center for Health Disparities. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2010.
  • R. L. Utz. “A Case-Study of Health Disparities Research: Obesity Related Studies.” (September 2010). University of California San Bernardino, RIMI Center for Health Disparities. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2010.
  • N. Waitzman, K. Smith, J.W. Kim, R. L. Utz (June 2010). The Effects of Neighborhood Change on Childhood Obesity Risk. Paper. American Society for Health Economics. Ithaca, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/18/2010.