Dr. Gina Piane

Gina Piane is an internationally recognized expert in the field of public health. Her 32 year career in public health began with the Cook County Department of Public Health near Chicago, Illinois, where she emerged as a leader in community and patient education. Her academic career includes tenured-faculty positions with Northern Illinois University and California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Piane came to National University in March 2009 to lead the development of the Master of Public Health program which enrolled its first students in March 2010. She was hired as the Chair of the Department of Community Health.
Dr. Piane•s research throughout the years has focused on health behavior in minority and international communities. She has developed programs that helped African-American elderly patients to control their blood pressure and to help pregnant women with diabetes through a safe pregnancy. Her public health research has included investigations of drinking and smoking among college students and best practices in public health education. Currently she is investigating Evidence-Based Public Health seeking to find community-level interventions that will prevent many of the half million deaths of women in childbirth throughout the world. Dr. Piane received a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Nigeria in 2016.
Gina Piane has been often recognized for her teaching excellence. She has been lauded for incorporating active and experiential learning into her classrooms and for mentoring students to improve their writing. Dr. Piane has led student groups on educational tours of the health systems of India, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Cambodia, Cuba, Peru, Uganda and Panama.

Publications

  • Piane, G. (2019). Maternal Mortality in Nigeria: A Literature Review. World Medical & Health Policy. March 2019.,
  • Piane, G. (2017). Beware of Pseudoscience. Clin J Heart Dis 2(1) 2001., 2(1): 2001.
  • Piane, G. (2016). The Intersection of Genealogy and Epidemiology: Historic Examination of the Immigrant Effect. Annals of Genealogical Research Vol., No. at http://www.genlit.org/agr/viewarticle.php?id=65,
  • Piane, G. (2016). The Bridge between Prevention and Treatment. Clin J Heart Dis 1(1): 1001., 1(1): 1001.
  • Piane, G. (2015). The Management and Control of Chronic Physical and Mental Disorders among Older Adults in the United States. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 1: .
  • Piane, G. (2014). Psychological distress in California: Identifying those at greatest risk. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4: .
  • Smith, T.. (2014). Understanding the Intersection of Chronic Disease and Psychiatric Distress and Impairment. Understanding the Intersection of Chronic Disease and Psychiatric Distress and Preventing Chronic Disease Article Type: Original Research, 11(1): .
  • Piane, G. (2014). Maternal mortality interventions: A systematic review. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5(10): .
  • Piane, G. (2014). Maternal Mortality Correlates by Nation. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(9): .
  • Piane, G. (2011). Jane Addams as a Public Health Advocate. Taylor Street Archives.,
  • Singh-Carlson, S.. (2009). Short-term Study Abroad Courses in International Health: Lessons from the Field. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, 6: 13-11.
  • Piane, G. (2009). Public Health Ethics. Long Beach Business Journal,
  • Piane, G. (2008). Evidence-based practices to reduce maternal mortality: A systematic review¿. Journal of Public Health,
  • Safer Am. (2008). Drinking behaviors, expectancies and social norms among college women. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 52(1): 67-70.
  • Safer Am. (2007). An analysis of acculturation, sex and heavy alcohol use in Latino college students. Psychological Reports, 101: 565-573.
  • Friis, R.H., Piane, G.M., Safer, A.M.. (2004). Public Opinion regarding the Use of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Funds. Public Heath,
  • Friis, R.H. Piane, G.M., Safer, A.M., Pervez, M.M., Lee, J., Muecklich, A.. (2002). Public Opinion regarding the uses of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Funds. Southern California Public Health Association Bulletin,
  • Piane, G. (2000). Comparison of Contingency Contracting and Systematic Sensitization for Heroin Addicts in Methadone Maintenance Programs: A Literature Review. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 32: 311-319.
  • Ciesla, J.R.., Piane, G.M., And A.J. Rubens. (1998). Hypertension in Community-Dwelling African American Elders from a State-Wide Study: Implications for Nonpharmacologic Therapy. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 9(1): 62-75.
  • Piane, G. (1997). Oh Beans!. Journal of Health Education, 28(3): 180-181.
  • Piane, G.M., Rydman, R.J., And A.J. Rubens. (1997). Learning Style Preferences of Public Health Students. Journal of Medical Systems, 20(6): 377-384.
  • Rubens, A. J., Stoy, W. And G.M. Piane. (1995). Using Interactive Videodisc to Test Advanced Airway Management Skills. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 10(4): 251-258.
  • Piane, G. (1992). Universal Access: Nine Illinois Leaders in Public Health Give Their Views. I.P.H.A. Viewpoint, 24: 1-17.
  • Piane, G. (1991). Undetected Breast Cancer in Black Women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2(2): 352-354.
  • Piane, G. (1991). Breast Cancer and Mammography in Illinois. I.P.H.A. Viewpoint, 23: 8-9.
  • Piane, G. (1990). A Comparison of Effect of a Hypertension Program among Black and White Participants. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1(2): 243-253.
  • Eggleston, B.. (2015). Complementary and Alternative Medicine in India and West Asia.

Presentations

  • Piane, G. (2019). Intrapartum Care Recommendations for Kamuli Mission Hospital. Paper presented at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia.
  • Piane, G. (2019). Analyzing Maternal Mortality in Nigeria: A qualitative approach using the Three Phases of Delay. Paper presented at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia.
  • Piane, G. (2019). A qualitative study of childbirth in Cross Rivers State, Nigeria: Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior. Paper presented at the APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia..
  • Piane, G. (2018). Global Service Learning to Achieve the Public Health Core Competencies. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting,, San Diego, CA..
  • Piane, G. (2018). Cultural Barriers to Health Promotion in Nigeria. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA..
  • Piane, G. (2018). Maternal Mortality in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Piane, GM: (2018) ¿Maternal Mortality in Nigeria¿ presented at the Workshop on Women¿s Health in Global Perspective, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
    Workshop on Women¿s Health in Global Perspective, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Piane, G. (2017). Living and Dying in a Kleptocracy: Nightmare Spaces in Nigeria. Paper presented at the 13th Annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place, Nightmare Spaces, Uncanny Places, La Jolla, California..
  • Piane, G. (2014). Lessons from the Past: Maternal Mortality Prevention. Paper presented at the , New Orleans, LA.
  • Piane, G. (2014). Intersection of Genealogy and Epidemiology: Making Epidemiology Personally Relevant by Examining a Family Tree. Paper presented at the , New Orleans, LA.
  • Piane, G. (2014). Initial CEPH Accreditation of an online MPH. Paper presented at the , New Orleans, LA.
  • Piane, G. (2014). The Mental Health Needs of Chronically Ill Elderly in the United States. Paper presented at the , Nara, Japan.
  • Piane, G. (2012). Mental Health Needs and Chronic Disease in California. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA..
  • Piane, G. (2011). Psychological Distress in California: A secondary analysis of CHIS data. Paper presented at the San Diego Epidemiology Exchange, San Diego.
  • Piane, G. (2010). Short-term Study Abroad: Lessons from the Field. Paper presented at the The 6th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • Piane, G. (2009). International Health. Paper presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 16, 2009,, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania..
  • Piane, G. (2008). Short-term Study Abroad Courses in International Health: Lessons from the Field. Paper presented at the ConnectEd conference, Monterrey, California.
  • Piane, G. (2007). Differencias en condiciones de salud entre paises en el Hemisferio Occidental segun su nivel de ingresos. Paper presented at the Pan American Health Care Exchanges, Long Beach, California.
  • Piane, G. (2007). International Health. Paper presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Piane, G. (2006). The Hispanic Paradox. Paper presented at the 134th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston.
  • Piane, G. (2005). Students as bridges to the community, Type 2 Diabetes. Paper presented at the 133rd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia.
  • Piane, G. (2005). Alcohol use and acculturation of Latino college students. Paper presented at the 133rd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia.
  • Piane, G. (2004). Alcohol and acculturation of Asian and Latino college students. Paper presented at the 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC..
  • Piane, G. (2004). Students as Bridges to the Community: Preventing Type II Diabetes on Campus. Paper presented at the 15th annual Long Beach Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA.
  • Piane, G. (2004). Effect of Acculturation of Asian and Latino College Students. Paper presented at the U.S. Department of Education¿s 18th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Arlington, VA..
  • Piane, G. (2004). Diversity Town Meeting. Paper presented at the U.S. Department of Education¿s 18th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Arlington, VA..
  • Piane, G. (2004). An Analysis of Asian and Latino College Students Attitudes and Subjective Norms Regarding Alcohol Use. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Long Beach Research Symposium, Long Beach, CA.
  • Piane, G. (2003). A Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Acculturation on Attitudes and Subjective Norms of Asian and Latino College Students regarding Alcohol Use. Paper presented at the The U.S. Department of Education¿s 17th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Houston, Texas.
  • Piane, G. (2003). International Health. Paper presented at the Fundacion FIOCRUZ,, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Piane, G. (2002). Public Opinion Analysis Regarding the Uses of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Funds in Long Beach, California. Paper presented at the XVI lEA World Congress of Epidemiology, International Epidemiological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Piane, G. (2002). Multicultural Issues in Disease Transmission and Control. Paper presented at the Joint Biannual Conference of the Northern and Southern Chapters of the American Public Health Association, Los Angeles, California.
  • Piane, G. (2001). How Do African-American Moms Keep Their Daughters Tobacco Free?. Paper presented at the 12th annual Long Beach Research Symposium, CSULB, Long Beach, CA.
  • Piane, G. (2001). How Do African-American Moms Keep Their Daughters Tobacco Free?. Paper presented at the 129th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section,, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Piane, G. (2001). International Health. Paper presented at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Gina Piane

Contact Information

Dr. Gina Piane

College: College of Professional Studies

Department: Community Health

gpiane@nu.edu

(714) 429-5194

Costa Mesa Campus

Education

Univ of Illinois, Chicago - DPH - Public Health