Vickie Krenz, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Educational Background:

1985 - 1989 University of Utah Ph.D.- Health Education
Salt Lake City, Utah

1983 - 1988 University of Utah M.S.-Public Health
Salt Lake City, Utah Health Services Research

1977 - 1979 Azusa Pacific College M.A.-Philosophy and
Azusa, California Religion

1972 - 1977 L.I.F.E. College B.A.-Religious Studies Los Angeles, California

Professional Employment:

Professor September 1995 - Department of Public Health
Present California State University, Fresno

Department Chair January 1999 - Department of Public Health

December 2002 California State University, Fresno
Associate Professor September 1990 - Department of Public Health

August 1995 California State University, Fresno
Assistant Professor August 1989 - Department of Health Education

July 1990 Eastern Kentucky University
Assistant Professor September 1987 - Department of Health, Physical

August 1989 Education, and Dance
Southeastern Louisiana University


Health Data Analyst September 1986 - Utah Regional Cancer
July 1987 Center, Clinical Research Support Center

Courses Taught:

HS 91/124, Introduction to Human Sexuality
HS 109, Epidemiology of Disease
HS/Geron 115, Health Issues of Aging
HS 131, Principles of Health Education
HS 133, Health Education Methods
HS 185F, Fieldwork in Health
HS 188, Health Education Internship
HS 190, Independent Study
HS 112, Consumer Health
PH 208, Health Promotion
PH 213, Health Planning and Program Evaluation
PH 285F, Fieldwork in Health
PH 290, Independent Study
PH 298, Project
PH 299, Thesis
Univ 1, Introduction to University


Scholarly Activities:

Publications

Pinzon-Perez, H., Krenz, V., Torres, V., & Perez, M. (July, 2005). "Educational Assessment of the Factors Influencing Cervical Cancer Screening Among Rural Latino Women in the Central California Valley." American Journal of Health Promotion.

Pinzon-Perez, H.,Torres, V., Krenz, V., Schafer, S. (Submitted for publication, 2005) "Factors influencing cervical cancer screening among rural Latino women in the Central California Valley." Health Education and Behavior.

Schafer, S., Gonzalez-Calvo, J., Pinzon-Perez, H., Krenz, V. D., Hearst, N. (Accepted for Publication, 2005). "Low Utilization and Low Pap Smear Rates Among Latina Managed MediCal Enrollees in Central California." The American Journal of Managed Care.

Foster, D.A., Krenz, V.D., Pogoloff, D., Callahan, D., & Krenz, E.W. (2004). Three - Year Longitudinal Study on Reduction of Bullying in a Rural Multicultural Elementary School Using the Conflict Resolution Training Program. Proceeding of Persistently Safe Schools: the National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence. Washington, D.C.: Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence.

Krenz, V.D., (2004). Substance abuse and murder/homicide. In: Hickey, E. Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.

Coles, M., Grassi, K., Harris, D., Jackson, C., Krenz, V., Pomaville K., & Warner, K. (2000). California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families: Nutrition and Exercise Targeted at Low Income Families, A Compendium of Research. Funded by the U.S.D.A. and the California Department of Health Services.

Grassi, K., Harris, D., Jackson, C., Jordan, L., Krenz, V., Pomaville, K., & Warner, K. (2000). Curriculum for the California Nutrition Network, for Healthy, Active Families: Nutrition and Exercise Targeted at Low Income Families. Funded by the U.S.D.A. and the California Department of Public Health.

Khieu, W.U., Angulo, E., Reyes, J.A., & Krenz, V. (Accepted for Publication). Availability of Intrapartum HIV Treatment in the State of California's Labor and Delivery Centers. American Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Leal-Idrogo, A., Gonzalez-Calvo, J.T., & Krenz, V.D. (Eds.) (1997). Women of Color: Health, Disability and Rehabilitation. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

Krenz, V. (1997). Health Issues of Women of Color. In: Leal-Idrogo, A., Gonzalez-Calvo, J.T., & Krenz, V.D., (eds.), Women of Color: Health, Disability and Rehabilitation. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

Rishe, H.L., Krenz, E. W., McQueen, C., & Krenz, V. D. (1994). Optimal arousal, stress, and imagery: Case studies. In E. R. Korn & A. Sheikh (Eds.), Imagery and Human Development, vol. 3. New York: Baywood Publishing Co.

Krenz, V. Study Guide to Access to Health, Brief ed. NY: Prentice-Hall.
1993.


Krenz, V. Study Guide to Access to Health, 3rd ed. NY: Prentice-Hall.
1993.

Krenz, V. Study Guide to Access to Health, 2nd ed. NY: Prentice-Hall.
1991.

Presentations

Krenz, V.D., Lee, J., Krenz, E.W. "Smoking Prevalence and Cultural Patterns of Tobacco Use Among Hmong in Central California." Accepted for presentation at the National Tobacco and Health General, Chicago, IL, May 4-6, 2005

Pinzon-Perez, H.L., Perez, M.A., Krenz, V.D., Krenz, E.W., & Baez, L. "Compadres por la salud: Lationo lay health workers." ." Oral presentation at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association meetings, Washington, D.C. November 10, 2004.

Foster, D.A., Krenz, V.D., Pogoloff, D., Callahan, D., & Krenz, E.W. "Youth Violence: An Inner-City Conflict Resolution Training Program, in a Rural Multicultural Elementary School." Presented at the National SOPHE Conference, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2004.

Foster, D.A., Krenz, V.D., Pogoloff, D., Callahan, D., & Krenz, E.W. "Three - Year Longitudinal Study on Reduction of Bullying in a Rural Multicultural Elementary School Using the Conflict Resolution Training Program." Presented at the National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence. Washington, D.C.: Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence, October 27-29, 2004.

Pinzon-Perez, H., Krenz, V.D., Perez, M., & Krenz, E.W. "Cultural Beliefs Associated with Pap Smear Compliance". Oral presentation at the World Conference on Health Promotion and Education Australia, 2004.

Foster, D.A., Krenz, V.D., Pogoloff, D.D., Callahan, D.M., & Krenz, E. "Identifying barriers in a rural multicultural elementary school using the conflict resoluti8on training program." Oral presentation at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association meetings, San Francisco, CA. November 19, 2003.

Krenz, V.D., Pinzon-Perez, H.L., Krenz, E., & Haugan, P. "Identifying barriers to pap smear screening among rural Latinas using GIS mapping." Poster presentation at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association meetings, San Francisco, CA. November 19, 2003.

Krenz, V.D., Lee, J., Krenz, E., & Haugan, P. Alcohol use and cultural beliefs among the Hmong." Poster presentation at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association meetings, San Francisco, CA. November 19, 2003.

Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., & Krenz, V.D. Accessing Mental Health Services for Latino Agricultural Communities. Presented at the Central Regional California Policy Institute on Health, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, November 8, 2003.

Krenz, E., Krenz, V.D., Pinzon-Perez, H.L. "GIS use in Pap Smear Screening among Latinas living in the Central California Valley." Presented at the 23rd ESRI International Conference. San Diego, CA. July 17, 2003.

Krenz, V.D., Pinzon-Perez, H.L., Krenz, E., & Haugan, P. "GIS use in Pap Smear Screening among Latinas living in the Central California Valley." Map presented in the Map Gallary at the 23rd ESRI International Conference. San Diego, CA. July 17, 2003.

Krenz, V.D. "Hmong Smoking Prevalence and Cultural Practices." Panel presentation (P. Gardiner, "New Directions in Tobacco Use Research") at the 2003 Project Director's Meeting, California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section. Newport Beach, CA. April 8, 2003.

Gardiner, P.S., Woodruff, S.I., Navarro, A.M., Krenz, V.D. "Participatory Research: Breaking down the barriers." National Conference on Tobacco or Health. San Francisco, CA. November 20, 2002.

Krenz, V.D. "Hmong Smoking Prevalence and Cultural Practices." Panel presentation (P. Gardiner, "New Directions in Tobacco Use Research") at the 2003 Project Director's Meeting, California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section. Newport Beach, CA. April 8, 2003.

Krenz, V.D., Zarate, M., Krenz, E.W., & Pearman, S. (November 11, 2002) "Use of "Noche de Cine" for tobacco prevention interventions among Hispanic farmworkers." Oral presentation at the 2002 National American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L., Krenz, V.D., Schafer, S., Torres, V., Hearst, N., Gonzalez-Calvo, J.T., Krenz, E.W., Perez, M., & Chaney, L. (November 12, 2002). "Factors influencing pap-smear screenings among Latinas living in he Central California Valley." Poster presentation at the 2002 National American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Schafer, S., Hearst, N., Gonzalez-Calvo, J.T., Pinzon-Perez, H.L., Chaney, L., & Krenz, V.D. (November 13, 2002) "Low cervical cancer screening rates among Latinas in managed Medicaid in Central California." Oral presentation at the 2002 National American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Foster, D.A., Krenz, V.D., Callahan, D., & Pogoloff, D. (October, 2001). "Three-Year Longitudinal Study of a Conflict Resolution Training Program, In A Rural Multicultural Elementary School." Oral presentation at the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

Krenz, V.D., Lee, J., & Krenz, E.W. (October, 2001). "Hmong Traditional Cultural Practices of Tobacco Use." Presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

Pinzon-Perez, H., Krenz, V.D., & Schaffer, S. (October, 2001). "A Systematic Approach To Improving Pap-Smear Screening Rates Among Hispanic/Latino Women." Presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

Foster, D. A., Krenz, V.D., & Pogoloff, D. (May 9, 2001). Evaluation of the Conflict Resolution Training Program (C.R.T.P.) in a Rural, Multicultural Elementary School: A Three Year Follow-Up. Presented at the 2001 Spring Research Symposium of the College of Health and Human Services, Fresno, CA.

Krenz, V., & Lee, J. (December 1, 2000). Hmong Cultural Practices and Patterns of Tobacco Use. Presented at the University of California - Office of the President, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Annual Investigator Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Foster, D. A., Krenz, V.D., & Pogoloff, D. (December 8, 2000). Evaluation of the Conflict Resolution Training Program (C.R.T.P.) in a Rural, Multicultural Elementary School. Presented at the 6th Annual Rural Minority Health Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

Boley-Cruz, T., & Krenz, V. (June, 2000). Session Co-Facilitator and Co-Presentor for Closing Session, Y2K Youth Conference, California State Health Department, Tobacco Control Section, San Diego, CA.

Foster, D., Krenz, V., & Pogoloff, D. (November 15, 2000). The Conflict Resolution Training Program in a Rural, Multicultural Elementary School. Presented at the National Conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

Krenz, V., Lee, J., & Krenz, E.W. (November 14, 2000). Perceptions and Use of Tobacco Among Rural College Students. Presented at the National Conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

Krenz, V. (March, 2000). Healthy People 2010 Implications for American Indians. Presented at the National American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, Orlando, FL, March, 2000.

Krenz, V.D., Pearman, S., & Salazar, R. (November 3, 1999). Compliance with AB 13/3037 in Rural Fresno County. Presented at the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, Projects Directors' Meeting, Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe.

Krenz, V.D., Pearman, S., Rivera, I., & Salazar, R. (November 3, 1999). The use of baby showers for environmental tobacco smoke prevention programs in rural Fresno County. Presented at the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, Projects Directors' Meeting, Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe.

Khieu, W.U., Angulo, E., Reyes, J.A., & Krenz, V. (Accepted for presentation). Availability of Intrapartum HIV Treatment in the State of California's Labor and Delivery Centers".

Krenz, V. (February 10, 1996). "Domestic Violence as a Public Health Issue." Opening presenter for the Eighth Annual Public Health Conference, sponsored by the Science Careers Opportunity Program, California State University, Fresno.

Harrison, C.K., & Krenz, V.D. (March 16, 1996). "Graduate Students in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation." Presented to the Southwest District/California Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference held in Sacramento, California.

Bridges, D., Irvin, M., Krenz, V., & Payne, G. (March 15, 1996). "Best Practices in College Teaching." Presented to the Southwest District/California Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference held in Sacramento, California.

Quinn, L., O'Rourke, S., Mesa, C., Byrum, D., Gonzales, J., Bragg, M., & Krenz, V. (May 30, 1996). "Careers in Health." Panel discussion at the Fourth Annual Rekindle the Spirit American Indian Career Conference, California State University-Chico, Chico, California.

Krenz, V. (June 30, 1996). "Breast Care for Your Future." Invited presentation at the Future Generations Annual Health Conference for Indian Women, Visalia Convention, Visalia, California.

Bragg, M., & Krenz, V. (April 22, 1995). Careers in the Health Profession." Invited presentation at the First Native American Youth Conference." Lemoore, California.

Bragg, M., & Krenz, V. (April 27, 1995). "Financial Aid and Scholarships for Careers in the Health Profession." Invited presentation at the Second Annual Native American Youth Conference." Lemoore, California.

Krenz, V.D., Ngo, V., & Krenz, E. W. (June 20-24, 1995). "HIV/AIDS prevention strategies for culturally diverse populations. Presented at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Southwest/Northwest Districts Conference, Turtle Cove, Hawaii.

Krenz, V. D., Ngo, V., & Krenz, E. W. (February 8, 1994). "Community Health Strategies for Diverse: Crossing Cultures and Living to Tell About It." Presented to the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Southwest/Northwest Districts Conference, Reno.

Krenz, V. D. (February 3-6, 1993.) "Attitudes and Suntanning/Tanning Salon Practices of University Students." Presented to the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Southwest/Northwest Districts Conference, Reno.

Krenz, V.D. Presenter. HIV-ARC-AIDS Awareness Seminar, Fresno California. September 19, 1992.

Krenz, V. D. (1989). "Stress and the Workplace." Invited Address to the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference, March 4, 1989.

Krenz, E. W., & Krenz, V. D. (1988). "Autogenic Training: An Alternative for Stress Management." Presented to the Louisiana Association for Counseling and Development, October, 7, 1988.

Krenz, E. W., Rishe, H., & Krenz, V. (1987). Mitigating the Stress Response. Presented at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Scientific Workshop, April, Las Vegas.

Grants and Contracts

National Institute of Mental Health

Co-Principal Investigator. "Barriers and Predictors of Mental Health Services Utilization Among Severely Mentally Ill Mexican-Americans." 7/1/03-6/30/06 1 R24 MH63292-01A1.

Evaluator.

Evaluation of the "Colaboración para la Salud y Bienestar del Condado de Fresno. Funded under The California Endowment Mental Health Initiative. 2003 - 2005.

Tobacco Disease Prevention Research Program.

Principal Investigator. Hmong Tobacco Prevalence and Tobacco Use, 2001-04. CARA with Lao Family Communities of Fresno, Inc.

Evaluator.

Evaluation of the Rural Tobacco Prevention Program, Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission.

Evaluator.

Evaluation of the Project IMPACT program, San Joaquin Valley Health Consortium.

Evaluator.

Evaluation of the San Joaquin Valley Health Consortium Immunization Project, Proposition 10 Funds.

2000 Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program.

Principal Investigator, A Systematic Approach to Improving Pap Smear Screening Rates Among Hispanic/Latino Women in Managed Medicaid Systems. Funded by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).

College of Health and Human Services Mini-research Grant, 2000 - 2001.

Tobacco Prevention Education Project. Project Director. Countywide Tobacco Prevention Program Evaluation, 2000-01.

Tobacco Disease Prevention Research Program.

Principal Investigator. Hmong Cultural Practices and Patterns of Tobacco Use, 1999-2001. CARA with California Health Collaborative.

Fresno County Office of Education.

Countywide Child Care Needs Assessment, 1998-99. Project Director.

AA Faculty Development (AAFD) Program.

Principal Investigator. Perceived and Actual Barriers to Health Promotion for Individuals with Spinal Neuromuscular Impairment.

School of Health and Social Work Research Funds - 1993/94.

Principal Investigator. Minority University Students' Attitudes and Beliefs Toward HIV/AIDS.

Teacher Enhancement Grant, 1987

Southeastern Louisiana University, Faculty

Research Grant, 1988

Co-principal Investigator. FIPSE: "Drug Prevention Program at Southeastern Louisiana University." Funded 1989.

Creative Activities:

Evaluation Consultant. Tobacco Prevention Education Program. Fresno County Health Services Agency, 2000 - 2005.

Evaluation Consultant. African-American HIV Prevention Project, Fresno Community Coalition Development Project. United Black Men, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6/00.

Evaluation Consultant. Tobacco Education and Smoking Cessation Program. Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), 1998 - 1999.

Evaluation Consultant. Community Challenge Grant - Pregnancy Prevention Program. Madera County Health Department, 1997 - Present.

Evaluation Consultant. "Rural Environmental Tobacco Program." Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission, 1997 - Present.

Evaluation Consultant. "Hmong Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program." (Community Challenge Grant) California Health Collaborative, 1997 - 1999.

Evaluation Consultant. "Women's Health Project." Central Valley Indian Health, 1997 - 1998.

Evaluation Consultant. "HIV/AIDS Prevention Education for Gay and Bisexual Latinos." Central Valley AIDS Team, 1995-1997.

Evaluation Consultant. "A Survey of AIDS-relate Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Fresno County." Central Valley AIDS Team, 1993 - 1996.

Volunteer Evaluation Consultant. "A Survey of AIDS-related Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users in Fresno County." Central Valley AIDS Team, 1993 - 1995

Evaluator. "HIV/AIDS Educator for Southeast Asian Refugees." Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1993.

Evaluator. "CPR and Standard First Aid Training for Southeast Asian Refugees." Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1993.

Evaluator. FIPSE: "Drug Prevention Program at Southeastern Louisiana University." 1989-91.

University, Community, and Professional Service

University Service

Academic Senate (Vice-Chair and Senator)

University Athletic Council

Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects

University Affirmative Action Designee

Smitcamp Honors Program Applicant Review Panel Member

McNair Scholarship Program, Faculty Mentor

Faculty Mentoring Program, Faculty Mentor

Community and Professional Committees

Board Member and President, Board of Directors for the Central California Research Institute, 2005 - Present.

Committee Member, Valley Air Quality Working Group, 2005 - Present.

Committee Member, Blue Cross Community Advisory Committee, 2003 - Present.

Committee Member. Fresno Unified School District Health and Social Services Advisory Committee (HSSAC), 1995 - Present.

Committee Member. HIV Community Planning Working Group, Fresno County Health Services Agency, 1995 - 1999.

Volunteer Consultant and VIDA Committee Member. Central Valley AIDS Team, 1993.

Volunteer Public Health Educator. Fresno County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1993.

Vice-President. Southwest District Board of Directors, Health Division, 1993 - 1995.

Contributor, Grant proposal for the Fresno County Unit of the American Cancer Society to develop program on early detection of cancer in the Southeast Asian Community, 1993.

Speaker. New Student Orientation Program. 1993.

Board Member and Chairperson. Board of Directors for the Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, 1992-1997; Chaired board 1997 - 1998.

Vice Chairperson. Board of Directors for the Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1992 - 1993.

Committee Member. Public Health Committee. American Cancer Society. 1991 - 1992.

Presenter. HIV-ARC-AIDS Awareness Seminar, Fresno, Ca. September 19, 1992.

Chair. Health Services Committee, Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1992.

Committee Member. HIV/AIDS Network, Fresno-Madera Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1991.

Committee Member. KIDS, AIDS - N - Special Education Planning Committee. Sponsored by: Fresno county Department of Health and partial funding by Centers of Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991. Conference held on March 13, 14, 1992.

Contributor. Latino Task Force Paper, including the following sections: 1) Cancer, 2) Diabetes, 3) Heart Disease, 4) Unintentional Injuries, 5) Violent and Abusive Behavior, 6) Community and Educational Programs. August, 1991.

Contributor. American Indian Task Force Paper, including the following sections: 1) Cancer, 2) Diabetes, 3) Heart Disease, and 4) Nutrition. August, 1991.

Faculty Mentor. Hispanic Center of Excellence, UCSF School of Medicine, 1993.

Contributor. Grant proposal for the Fresno County Unit of the American Cancer Society to develop early detection and prevention of cancer programs in the Southeast Asian Community.

Volunteer Consultant and AIDS Committee Member. Central Valley AIDS Team, 1993.

Awards

Blue Cross Community Service Award, 2004.