Miryha Runnerstrom

Lecturer, PSOE
Public Health

Director, Undergraduate Education
Public Health

Director, Undergraduate Practicum Program
Public Health

Director, Undergraduate Honors Research Program
Public Health

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2008, Social Ecology

M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2004, Social Ecology

B.S., Central Washington University, 2001, Geology

Phone: (949) 824-7124
Email: miryha@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2022 Anteater Instruction & Research Building
Program in Public Health
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697

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environmental psychology, environment and behavior research, wellness, global environmental change
I am a Lecturer, PSOE in the Program of Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. I teach courses on principles of public health (PH1), case studies in public health (PH2), writing for public health (PH195W), environmental quality and health (PH60), health and global environmental change (PH173), and public health and wellness (PH150). I also teach the public health honors thesis course (PH H192). My research interests include behavioral and environmental influences on health and well-being, as well as how rapid global environmental changes are affecting the health of the world's populations.
Publications Altaher, Y., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (accepted). Psychological restoration practices among college students. Journal of College Student Development.
  Hopfer, S., Runnerstrom, M., Jia, J., Kim, T.,& Li, C. (2017). Twitter coverage of climate change and health before and after the 2016 US presidential election. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia (poster presentation)
  Briet, E., & Runnerstrom M. (2017). Analyzing public health student experiences with required internships. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia (poster presentation)
  Runnerstrom, M., & Koralek, T. (2017). Teaching approach and classmate chatter: Implications for student distraction. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia (round-table presentation)
  Runnerstrom, M. G., DeVille, N. V., DeLeon, M. (2017). Empowering Students for Success in Public Health: A Pilot Program. 2017 Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference, November 2-4, 2017, San Francisco, California (poster presentation)
  Altaher, Y., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2017). Restorative environments utilized among college students. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA 48), May 31-June, 2017, Madison Wisconsin (poster presentation).
  Warren, N., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2017). Campus violence and aggression: A study at the University of California, Irvine. 2017 Politicization of Safety Conference, April 6-7, 2017, Irvine, California (poster presentation)
  Koenig, K. L., Schultz, C. H., Runnerstrom, M. G., Ogunseitan, O. A. (2017). Public health and disasters: An emerging translational and implementation science, not “Lessons Learned.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
  Runnerstrom, M. G., & DiVincenzo, J. (2017). Immersing online students through role plays, a case study, and group work: Reconceptualizing an environmental quality and health course. 2017 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit, co-sponsored by Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, March 15, 2017, Arlington, Virginia (oral presentation)
  Runnerstrom, M. G. (2017). Strategies for integrating sustainability and climate change content across disciplines. Lilly Conference, February 23-26, 2017, Anaheim, California (round-table presentation)
  Allgood, J. M., Jimah, T., McClaskey, C. M., La Guardia, M. J., Hammell, S. C., Zeineddine, M. M., Tang, I. W., Runnerstrom, M. G., Ogunseitan, O. A. (2017). Potential human exposure to halogenated flame-retardants in elevated surface dust and floor dust in an academic environment. Environmental Research, 153, 55-62. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.11.010.
  Runnerstrom, M. G. (2016). From individual to global well-being: Designing an undergraduate public health and wellness course. In Well-being 2016: Co-creating pathways to well-being. Paper presented at Well-Being 2016: The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, Birmingham, England (159-161). Birmingham: Birmingham City University. ISBN:978-1-904839-87-3
  Koralek T., Runnerstrom M. G. , Brown B. J., Uchegbu C., & Basta T. B. (2016). Lessons from Ebola: Sources of outbreak information and the associated impact on UC Irvine and Ohio University college Ssudents. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.f1f5c05c37a5ff8954f38646cfffc6a2.
  Koralek, T. M., Brown, B. J., & Runnerstrom, M. G. (2015). Assessing the Level of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Ebola Among College Students. American Journal of Infection Control. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.012
  Kocharayan, E., Brown, B., Bic, Z., Galassetti, P., & Runnerstrom, M. (2014). Effects of maternal autoimmunity on autism severity. American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, November 15-19, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana (poster presentation)
  Stokols, D., Misra, S., Runnerstrom, M. G., & Hipp, J. A. (2009). Psychology in an age of ecological crisis: From personal angst to collective action. American Psychologist, 64(3), 181-193. doi:10.1037/a0014717
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Last updated 07/26/2017