Lessina I Cline, PhD

Lessina I Cline, PhD portrait
  • Associate Instructor, Health Promotion & Education

Biography

Honors & Awards

  • Best Clinical Social Work Service for the year, 1992. Royal Victoria Hospital, Gambia, 06/24/1992

Other Profile Data

University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah

Teach "Healthcare in the United States," "Mental Health and Wellness," and "Diversity and Health" to Department of Health promotion and Education students

Adjunct Faculty                                                                                                                    08/2014 to 07/2015

Utah Valley University Orem, Utah

Teach "Health Policy and Management" and "International Health" to re-entry and other students.
Organize and work with health initiative groups to aid students in accessing programs and projects for their policy
stakeholder project.

Board Member                                                                                                                  02/2013 to Current

Utah Refugee Women Advisory Board Salt Lake City, Utah

Board member and Health Policy Advocate.
Organize and work with all health initiative groups in Utah to address health policies that protect and improve the health of
women (refugees, immigrants) and minority communities.
Collaborate with existing refugee serving organizations and other non-profits groups to address a variety of issues including
but not limited to education, economic empowerment, gender-based violence, healthcare, law enforcement,
outreach/awareness, resource connection and women's leadership.
As a health advocate, I continuously work to influence healthcare leaders and service providers to address issues that
affect refugee, immigrant and minority women.
My responsibilities with URWI include addressing

Research Associate                                                                                                                 04/2001 to 01/2007

University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Assist the head of department in a broad variety of academic task for the department of women study in University of Alberta, Canada.
This included but not limited to aiding students with proposals and final dissertation requirements, curriculum design and
instruction for graduate students.
Help develop subject expertise in qualitative research methods including employing extensive academic experiences in
research methods students in department of Human, Ecology.
Conducted extensive research on African refugees in Alberta.
Carried out a meta-analysis of comparative migration research studies across the different immigrant class. Review the effect of resettlement issues on adaptation, and integration within the mainstream society. Aided in delivering Human Ecology 601 projects

Rehoboth Health Centre Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Conducted comprehensive assessment by reviewing individual plan through interviews and observations during consultation in collaboration with the individual, his/her family and/or caregivers, and appropriate professionals. Based on the assessment, a behavior plan is designed and approved by the consulting psychologist. Assisted caregivers to implement the plan in a practical manner while facilitating a liaison among professionals and environments to maximize the strengths, abilities, and resources of the individual and the community in which he/she lives.

Research and Health Promotion Consultant                                                                                                              02/1999 to 01/2000

AIDS Yellowknife and Department of Health and Social Services Yellowknife, North West Territories, Canada

Community-Based Research/HIV Projects Project focused on thirty-one communities in the Northwest Territories. Prepared and planned community-Based Research and HIV Projects Coalition. Completed and presented work plan, project budget and work progress to stakeholders and project partners.
1999/2001 Health Promotion Consultant - Community-Based Interventions/Tobacco Strategy Project focused on all population groups in the NWT. This involved researching, and reviewing health policies and health education intervention programs in the NWT, and across Canada for 21 Northern population groups focusing on diabetes, cancer and other acute and chronic illnesses. Drafted a GNWT - wide strategy to prevent and or reduce tobacco harm in the Territories among the Inuits and other
Northern population groups.

 

 

Senior Acquisition Specialists/Research Associate                                                                                                                 01/1996 to 01/1999

Aspen Systems Corporation – Rockville, MD

Developed subject expertise on intervention program research for a specific domestic and international HIV/AIDS risk behavior group (e.g. drug-related, heterosexual, and same-sex). Coordinated research and acquisitions activities for domestic and International HIV/AIDS intervention databases. These activities included literature review through manual and database searching, data collection, coding and development, acquiring materials, duplicate checking, cataloging database records, quality control, keeping statistics,
documenting procedures etc. Collected, analyzed, and documented intervention research for the domestic HIV/AIDS Cumulative Research Synthesis System. Monitored and coded intervention studies in a particular risk group. Prepared technical reports on the acquisition of international HIV/AIDS and coding activities.

Research Associate                                                                                                                 01/1995 to 01/1996

John Snow Incorporated – Washington D.C.

Project: Opportunity for Micro Nutrition Interventions (OMNI) Compiled health care data into a reference manual for program managers and outreach workers. Conducted literature reviews on cultural practices that affect community health. Analyzed HIV/STD data from refugee camps in East/South Africa for the Family Planning Service Extension and Technical Support (SEATS) project.

 

Research Assistant                                                                                                                 09/1994 to 01/1995

Emory Health Project for Department of Health and Human Services Atlanta, GA

Co-developed and conducted needs assessment of immigrants and refugees from transition to resettlement in Georgia. Assessed social and health care services, resettlement process, orientation, and adaptation. Analyzed cultural behavior of refugees as it affects resettlement procedures.
Prepared report and recommendations outlining steps for better access and utilization of welfare programs and other governmental aids to immigrants. Home and site visitation