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Published by Lidyvez Mejia, 2019-07-29 16:18:04

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

DrexelUniversityCollegeof Medicine
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

EDUCATION

Doctor of Education (nearly, EBD) 2021(ant.)
Educational Leadership and Management
Drexel University School of Education
Philadelphia, PA

Masters of PublicHealth 2016

Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
Thesis: “Pull of Gravity: A secondary analysis of inmates’ reactions to a

documentary on factors that support/impede successful community re-entry.”

Bachelors of Science 2002
Syracuse University, Health Sciences
Utica, NY

HONORS AND AWARDS

Master’s in Public Health Honor Graduate 2016
Dornsife School of Public Health, 2007
Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 2007

Academic & Community Scholarship Awardee 2017
Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2018
New York, NY 2015

Mentoring in Medicine Excellence Scholarship Awardee
City University of New York,
New York, NY

CERTIFICATIONS

Management Essential Certificate
Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA
An online certificate program aimed to enhance
management & leadership skills

SupervisoryCertificateProgram
Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA
A leadership development program aimed to enhance
academic Excellence through faculty & professional staff
engagement.
Trauma Informed Care “Sanctuary” Certification
The Sanctuary Institute
Philadelphia, PA

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Drexel College of Nursing and Health
Profession (CNHP): Stephen and Sandra
Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Practice
Philadelphia, PA

Director, Community Health Wellness

& Strategic Partnerships Jun. 18- Present
Develop and implement a systemic process for identifying

community strengths and needs to identify, map and mitigate
social influencers of health.

Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community
Programs, while promoting collective advocacy
And community empowerment.

Lead Eleventh Street Family Health Practice Monthly Community
Advisory Council, co-facilitate other relevant initiatives
(i.e., Center-wide Anti-racism monthly meetings).

Develop partnerships with diverse stakeholders, Council and
Organizations on various capacities to promote Eleventh Street
Family Practice.

Arcadia University
Public Health Dept.
Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct Faculty Fall, 18- Present
PBH 330: Applications of Global Health

Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCoM)
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Philadelphia, PA

Program Director Jan.17-Jun. 18

Lead alleducational activities andinitiativesin diversity fortheCollege of
Medicine; College of Biomedical Graduate Studies

Serve as ex-officio member for Drexel’s College of Medicine Admissions Office

and Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council

Supervise graduate students, staff and interns; serve as preceptor for
graduate students and provide academic advising for Master’s thesis
projects; develop and disseminate leadership trainings for students,
professional staff, and faculty. Manage departmental budget; develop and
implement policies and guidelines. Faculty Interviewer: Interview Medical
School candidates for Drexel’s College of Medicine

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

Committee Member 2019
School District of Philadelphia Health Services 2018-Present
Student Engagement Opportunity Initiative
2018-Present
Sanctuary Committee 2017-2018
Drexel’sPathwayto Medicine 2016-2018
Faculty Diversity Committee 2015-2018
Black Men in Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel’s Pathway to Medical School Pre-Health program
Philadelphia, PA

Instructor,Course Co-director Apr. 17-Jun. 18
Summer Enrichment Leadership
A six-week graduate course which aims to enhance time management skills; build test
taking strategies, introduce and reinforce work-life balance; bring awareness and
knowledge of medical topics and specialties.

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Urban Health, Equity, Education & Research
Philadelphia, PA

Research Manager Feb. 15- Dec.17

Research, Assessment & Evaluation: identified & gathered research data;

IRB preparation/modification; developed research/evaluation materials; lead
research focus groups; performed qualitative& quantitative data analysis;

collaborated on manuscript development, editing and peer reviews.

Health education: lead health sessions in higher education & other community

sites; co-author of national/regional conferences/presentations, curriculum &

activity development.

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Community Experience
Philadelphia, PA

Program Coordinator Feb.12-Feb.15

Community student programs: co-facilitated group interviews, oversaw all hiring

processes and managed payroll. Co-managed city- wide student events, orientations,

presentations and initiatives.

Course curriculum management: prepared orientation materials, develop virtual
groups & platforms for course sessions; managed course site. Co-managed faculty
recruitment, trained faculty/students on course technology and curriculum.
Oversaw faculty hiring process, managed benefits and payroll.
Developed course protocol; managed policies and guidelines.

Media in Neighborhood Group: Social Justice Film Company
Philadelphia, PA

Program Manager (Per Diem) Jan. 12-Apr. 16
Recruited, trained and supervised volunteers & student interns; developed policies

and guidelines for student programs.
Managed student & volunteer performance evaluations from start to completion;

served as head liaison/academic advisor for participating Universities & Colleges.

Ryan-NENA Community Health Center
New York, NY

CommunityHealthEducator Aug. 04-Apr. 07

Provided bilingual in house and off-site outreach to diverse populations. Topics

included:Prenatal care,nutrition,diabetes,heartdisease& breastandovarian
cancer.

Morris Heights Burnside Community Health Center
Bronx, NY

Women’s Health Educator Jan. 02- Jul. 04
Lead bilingual women focused health sessions on prenatal care and nutrition.

Performed community outreach and workshops on family planning.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Jun. 16- Present

St.Christopher’s Children’sHospital, Philadelphia, PA
PI: Dr. Stacy Ellen

Research Evaluator
Performed qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Provided summary of research findings

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

Christopher’s Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
PI: Dr. Stacy Ellen

FocusGroup Leader (Per Diem) Jun. 15- Jun. 16

Lead bilingual focus group sessions, i.e. Men, women, adolescents, and Spanish
speaking participants. Developed culturally sensitive participant
questionnairesand surveys for Spanish speaking participants. Translated all

researchIRBconsentsfromEnglishto Spanishlanguage. Servedasresident
expert for Spanish speaking participants.

Media in Neighborhood Group: Social Justice Film Company
Philadelphia, PA
PI: Jonathan Kaufman; El Sawyer

Research and Communication Manager Jun. 13- Dec. 16

Managed national/international film screenings & speaking engagements, including

trainings in higher education; County, State and Federal correctional institutions; Ted X
International.

Research Development: developed evaluations, surveys and questionnaires. Managed
data collection; performed data entry, analysis and literature reviews.

Identified relevant extramural funding and sponsorships; establish rapport with new

affiliates; prepared and managed IRB and grants.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
PI: Dr. Anthony Rodriguez, Dean of Diversity, Student Affairs Office

Research Manager Jan. 13- Jan. 15
Co-developed surveys for Medial Spanish Pilot course; created and managed

surveys on research platforms for dissemination and analysis; recruited graduate

students, residents and faculty;evaluated results. Performed datamanagement
and follow up.

Mount SinaiSchoolofMedicine, New York, NY
Dept. Oncology & Community Health

Clinical Research Coordinator Jun.07-Jan.09

Recruited and interviewed Spanish speaking participants high risk for Colon
Cancer residing in urban communities. Performed data management & quality
assurance. Lead one-on-one sessions and disseminated materials on colon cancer
prevention.

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

ADVISING/MENTORING/TUTORING Feb.15- Present
Feb.15- Present
Academic Preceptor Feb.15- Present
Drexel University College of Medicine Jan.15- Present
Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 14- Jul. 17
Drexel’s Dornsife School of PublicHealth
Philadelphia PA

Arcadia University College of Health Sciences
Philadelphia PA

Academic Advisor
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University’s Pre-health Graduate School
Philadelphia, PA

ResearchAdvisor/Mentor

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health
Professions
Macy’s Leadership Program

Drexel University Collegeof Medicine
Officeof Urban Health, Equity & Research
Philadelphia, PA

Media inNeighborhoodsGroup
University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts & Sciences
Philadelphia PA
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

PUBLICATIONS

Sawyer, L., Waite, R. (2019). Racial and ethnic diversity in higher education:
White privilege resistance and implications in leadership.
Education Policy Analysis Archives (In press).

Robertson-James, C., Sawyer, L, Mertus; S., Wolf, J. (2018)
The role of health policies in faith-based institutions in promoting health and changing
food practices: The Philadelphia Ujima experience. Project Muse 12(4) 419-429.

Robertson-James,C., Mejia, L, Núñez,A., Campoli,B., Robertson,D., Devillers,A.,
Congelton, S (2017). Promoting policy development through community
participatory approaches to health promotion: The Philadelphia Ujima experience.
Women’sHealthIssues, 27, 29-37.

Mejia, L.PullofGravity: Amediareviewarticlefocusingonthesocialand
environmental effects of recidivism. Family Community Health, 39(3) 216-221.

PUBLISHED ABSRACTS

Sawyer, L, Waite, R. (2019) Enduring implications of colonialism in the US:
Situating health in context. American Public Health Association Abstract, 442977

Sawyer, L, Robertson-James, C. (2017) Gender is still missing: Exploring areas for
integration for health education. American Public Health Association Abstract,
386773

Sawyer, L , Robertson-James, C., Mertus; S. (2017) Role of health policies in faith-based
institutions in promoting health and changing food practices: The Philadelphia Ujima
experience. American Public Health Association Abstract, 389950

Sawyer, L., Robertson-James, C. (2016) Youth-focused gender integrated health
education and promotion interventions: The Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a
Healthier Community Experience. American Public Health Association Abstract, 357741

Robertson-James, C., Mejia,L (2016) Gender Based Programming as a Catalyst
for Policy Development: The Philadelphia Ujima experience. American
Public Health Association Abstract 369441

Robertson-James,C., Acha-Morfaw,M., Núñez, A., Mejia, L (2015) Exploringthe roleof
socialmediainagenderintegrated health promotionprogram. AmericanPublicHealth
Association Abstract, 330031

PRESENTATIONS (Invited)

Sawyer, L, Robertson-James, C., Mertus; Sulianie Gender is Still Missing: Exploring
Areas for Integration for Health Education. Poster presentation. American Public

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567
Health Association Annual Meeting.Atlanta, GA. November 2017
Sawyer, L , Robertson-James, C., Mertus; S. Role of health policies in faith-based
institutions in promoting health and changing food practices: The Philadelphia Ujima
experience. Poster presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, GA. November 2017

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

Sawyer, L , Robertson-James, C., Mertus; S. Role of health policies in faith-based
institutions in promoting health and changing food practices: The Philadelphia Ujima
experience. Poster presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting,
Atlanta, GA. November 2017

Sawyer, L. Robertson-James, C. Youth-focused gender integrated health education and
promotion interventions: The Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a healthier community
experience. Oralpresentation. American Public Health AnnualMeeting.Denver,CO.
November 2016

Mejia,L.,Robertson-James,C.,Núñez. Gender -based programming as a catalyst for
policy development: The Philadelphia Ujima experience. Oral presentation. American
PublicHealth AssociationAnnual Meeting.Denver,CO. November 2016

Mejia, L., Robertson-James, C., Engaging teens for health equity: Philadelphia Ujima's
social media, health andleadership internship experience. Oral presentation.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. November 2016.

Robertson-James, C., Mejia, L., Acha-Morfaw, M., Núñez, A. Exploring the role of social
media in a gender integrated health promotion program. Poster Presentation.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2015

Mejia L., Kauffman S., Researching Community Change: The development of
sanctuary in strawberry mansion. Poster presentation. Drexel School of Public
Health- Reimagining Health in Cities: New Directions in Urban Health Research and
Action. Philadelphia PA. September 2015

EDITORIAL POSITIONS Feb. 2018
Feb. 2016
Abstract Reviewer 2016- 2018

AmericanPublicHealthAnnualConference
Public Health Education and Health Promotion program

American Public HealthAnnualConference
Family Violence Prevention Caucus section

Blog Contributor
Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions

[email protected]
Phone: 267-335-7567

MEMBERSHIPS

American Educational Research Association 2019
Washington, DC

National Association of Medical Minority Educators 2017-Present
Atlanta, GA

NationalHonor’s Society 2017- Present
Washington, DC

American Public Health Association 2015-Present
Washington, DC

SKILLS:

Native Spanish language; experience with Info-ready, BB learn, Banner
platforms; MAC/Windows 7 operating systems; Microsoft applications
(Publisher, Excel, Word, Power point, Outlook); research platforms
(SPSS, Endnote, NVivo 10 software); familiar with evaluation
measurement tools (PHMC Household Health Survey, Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance Survey, SF12).

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