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NRHC 2022
Virtual Presentation Recordings

Addressing Inequities, Cracks, and Gaps Across Disciplines


  • “Seeking Shelter: Access to Housing in New York City During the Pandemic” Troy Beattie, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Cracks in the Foundation: The Past, Present, and Future of Disability Charities” Kat Ray, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Mind the Gaps: How NYC Students Learn about Light and Gravity” Nipun Koshy, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Finding the Dream: Politics, Presidents, and Visions for the Future” Ricky LaSalle, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY


Advancements in Treating Humans and Animals


  • “Disrupting the Stigma of Medical Marijuana Use in Treating Maladaptive Behaviors of Individuals with ASD” Elizabeth Kagan, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

  • “T Cell and CAR-T Therapies in Human Cancer Treatments and Their Potential for Translative Application in Animal Health” Jason Gomes, Community College of Allegheny County

Business & Medicine: Continued Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic


  • “Retail Investors Are Unknowingly Entering a World of Financial Pain. A Cyclic Analysis of How Everyone's Active Participation in the Stock Market Leads to the Disruption of a More Perfect Union” Bidyuth Dash, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

  • “Optometry's Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic: Telemedicine and Medical Optometry” Christopher Melendez, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Precision Medicine and the Future of Health Care” Sandi Bajrami, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Telemedicine: Filling the Gap Between Remote Patients and City Doctors” Summera Shah, Macaulay Honors College of CUNY

Criminal Justice in Cities and States


  • “Behind Closed Doors: The Injustices of Plea Bargaining on Homicide Cases” Mei Yolles, Macaulay Honors College/ CUNY

  • “A Snapshot of Climate Justice in New Orleans” Yvonne Scorcia, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Reconnection Through Decriminalization” Emily Artunian, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

Ethical Equalities and Disparities in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare


  • “Prospects and Ethics of Artificial Consciousness” Boaz Kaufman, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

  • “Holistic Birth Control Follow-Up Care in Young Adult Women” Gina Calo, University of Saint Joseph

  • “Accessibility and Puberty Blockers: The Major Problem for Minors” Nicholas Chen, Macaulay Honors College

Explorations of Issues in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture 


  • “Meritocracy in Name Only?” Teofolo Filingo, Northampton Community College

  • “Cultural Variations Between Americans and Japanese Regarding the Recognition of Universal Facial Expressions” Myazia Daye, Mercy College

Healthy Diets and Looks: Achieving a More Perfect Balance

  • “Food As Medicine: Integrating the Science of Nutrition into Health Care” Leah Harrigan, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Why People Say OMG to GMOs: The Difference between the Public Perception and Scientific Consensus on Food Labels” Kenrick Khuu, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Dirty Beauty: Examining the Truth Behind the Effects of Clean Beauty Products on Personal Health” Bea Angela Tolentino, Macaulay Honors College

Religion and Healing 

  • "Queering Christianity: An Oral History of LGBTQ+ Christians and How an Embrace of Inclusivity Can Create Safer Worship Communities” Evangeline Garcia, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Mental Health Stigma and the Latino Community” Jessica Deleon, Macaulay Honors College

  • “One Last Goodbye: Comparing Grief Practices in Mexican-American Communities Before and After COVID19 Pandemic” Alondra Alderete, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

Restoring and Creating Positive Environments and Solutions for Mental Health


  • “Hey Siri, Can the Internet Help Prevent Suicide?” Yael Kirschner, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “Give Me a Sign: Culture, Ethics, and Accessibility in Deaf Mental Health Care” Kyle Abrahams, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY

  • “The Implications of COVID-19 on Teen Mental Health: A Path Towards Unity” Janalyn Robles, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Running from Depression: Physical Activity, Mental Wellness, and Community During Covid-19” Netanel Kamel, Macaulay Honors College

  • “Artificial Intelligence and Psychotherapy During and After COVID-19” Anastasiya Chabotska, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

Virtual Poster Session

“The Ethical Nature of Consumerism: Lessons for the 21st Century Community” Alexa Alvarez, Felician University

“Sex Differences in the Ventricular Volumes of MAM E17 Treated Rats: A Developmental Model of Schizophrenia” Cassandra Hartsgrove, Bridgewater State University

“Speech-Language Pathologists Utilization of Technological Therapy Methods” Cassie James, Monmouth University

“Bridging the Gap” Sonia Swann, Niagara County Community College

“Category Is: An Analysis of Drag House Culture During Times of Turmoil” Brooke Tortorelli, Monmouth University

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