Gillian Ice, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology and Gerontology
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Gillian Ice, PhD, MPH
Department of Social Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
309 Grosvenor Hall
Athens, OH 45701

740 593-2128 phone
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Education:
MPH 2002 Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, PhD 1998 Anthropology, specialization in Gerontology, The Ohio State University, MA 1992 Anthropology, City University of New York, AB 1990 Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude, Washington University

Work Experience:
2006-present   Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

2000-2006       Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
2004-present   Director, Office of International Programs, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
2003-present   Assistant Professor, African Studies, Ohio University
2002-present   Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University
1998-2000       Center on Aging, University of Minnesota
1998-2000       Department of Gerontology, University of Minnesota
1998-2000       Clinical Outcomes Research Center, EverCare Evaluation, Division of Health Services Research,
                      University of Minnesota

Current projects, research and grants:
Dr. Ice’s research interests include human biology, aging, stress, long-term care to grandparenting.

Dr. Ice is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Disasters in the Field: Preparing and coping with unexpected events in field research with Dana Dufour to be published by the Alta Mira Press.

Dr. Ice has received the following grants over the past two years:

  • Ohio University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Research Challenge Award, “Impact of multiple chronic stressors on cortisol variation and immune function among older Kenyans”
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, “Caregiving in Kenya” The Toll of the HIV/AIDS Crisis on Luo Grandparents”
  • Ohio University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Research Challenge Award, “The Toll of the HIV/AIDS Crisis on Kenyan Caregivers”
  • Ohio University Research Committee, “Caregiving in Kenya” The Toll of the HIV/AIDS Crisis on Luo Grandparents”
  • Alzheimer’s Association Conference Grant for Stress in Dementia conference. “First Annual Meeting of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, San Francisco, February 7-9”

Current/Recent Curricular Offerings:
CPC Small Group Case Facilitation (1st and 2nd year Medical Students)
Anthropology of Aging
Biology of Aging
Human Variation
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Preventive Medicine/Public Health, Multicultural Medicine, Geriatrics, and research methods courses throughout the 
curriculum

Publications & presentations:

Books
 

Ice, GH and GD James (Eds, 2007)  Measuring Stress in Humans.  A Practical Guide for Field Research.  To be published by Cambridge University Press. 

Selected Journal Articles

Ice, G.H., Heh, V., Yogo, J. and Juma E (2011) Caregiving, gender and nutritional status in Nyanza Province, Kenya: Grandmothers gain, grandfathers lose.  American Journal of Human Biology 23(4): 498-508.


Ice, G, Yogo, J, Heh, V and Juma, E (2010) The impact of caregiving on the health and well-being of Kenyan Luo grandparents.  Research on Aging 32:40-66


Zidron, A. M., Juma, E., & Ice, G. H. (2009). Does being an orphan decrease the nutritional status of Luo children? American Journal of Human Biology 36(4):400-10


Zidron, A. M., Juma, E., & Ice, G. H. (submitted). Health and disease symptomology in Luo children.  Childhood in Africa: an Interdisciplinary Journal.


Zidron, A. M., Gomes, E. M., Hamel-Lambert, J., Yogo, J., Juma, E., & Ice, G. H. (submitted). Are Kenyan Luo orphans more depressed than nonorphans? Global Health


Horwitz, S, Yogo, J, Juma, E & Ice, GH (2009) Care-giving and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Male and Female Luo Elders from Kenya.  Annals of Human Biology 36(4):400-410.

 

Ice, GH, Zidron, AM & Juma, E. (2008).  Health and health perceptions among Kenyan grandparents.   Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 23: 111-129.

 

Ice, GH and Yogo, J (2005) Measuring Stress Among Luo Elders: Development of the Luo Perceived Stress Scale. Field Methods 17(4): 394-411.

 

Ice, GH (2004) Technological advances in observational data collection: the advantages and limitations of computer assisted data collection.  Field Methods 16(3): 352-375.

 

Ice, GH (2005) Factors influencing cortisol level and slope among community dwelling older adults in Minnesota.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 20(2): 91-108. 

 

Ice, GH, A Katz-Stein, J Himes, RL Kane (2004).  Diurnal cycles of salivary cortisol in older adults.  Psychoneuroendocrinology 29(3):355-370.

 

Ice, GH, GD James, DE Crews (2003).  Blood pressure variation in the institutionalized elderly.  Collegium Antropologicum 27: 47-56.

 

Ice, GH (2002).  Daily life in nursing homes: has it changed in 25 years?  Journal of Aging Studies 16(4):345-359.

 

Ice, GH, GD James, DE Crews (2002).  Diurnal blood pressure patterns in long-term care settings.  Blood Pressure Monitoring 7(2):105-109.
 

Recent presentations
 

Ritchey, K., Ice, G.H., Carlsen, W (2011) Safe at Home: Identification of Fall Hazards in Elderly Homes using Digital Images.  To be presented at the American Gerontological Society. 

 

GH Ice, D. Nininahazwe, J. Yogo.  (2011) Kenyan Grandparents Study: Longitudinal Analysis of Energy Expenditure and Nutritional Intake among Luo Grandparents.  Presented at the Human Biology Association Meetings. 

 

Vagedes, A., Yogo, J. Ice, G.H. (2011) Kenyan Grandparents Study: Cortisol Levels, Casual Resting Blood Pressure, and Perceived Stress among Luo Elders. Presented at the Human Biology Association Meetings. 

 

Prot, E., Dogby, G., Ice, G.H. (2010) Medicinal Plant Use and Traditional Medicinal Practices in Rural Mexico: A Case Study in Tamaula, Guanajuato, MX. Presented at American Osteopathic Association, BIOMEA.

 

Romstedt, L, GH Ice, D. Drozek, G Dogby (2010) Accuracy of the Clinical Assessment of Anemia in El Salvador.  Presented at American Osteopathic Association, BIOMEA. 

Meyer, D, Ice, GH (2010) Medical Student Performance on Global Health Experience. Presented at American Academy of Family Physicians, September 2010. 

Ice, GH, Yogo, J, Juma, E, Heh, V (2010) Predictors of nutritional status in grandparent caregivers in Kenya.  Gerontologist, to be presented at the Gerontological Society of American. 

 

Williams, SR and G.H. Ice  (2010) Cultural Contexts, Nutritional Transitions: The Anthropology of Global Overweight & Obesity Trends of Older Adults.  Gerontologist, to be presented at the Gerontological Society of American. 

 

Ice, GH, Yogo, J, Juma, E, Heh, V (2010) Gender, caregiving and nutrition in Kenya: grandmothers gain, grandfathers lose. American Journal of Human Biology 22: 257.

 

Ice, GH, Yogo, J, Heh, V, Juma, E (2008)  The Impact of Caregiving on the Health and Well-being of Kenyan Luo Grandparents.  Presented at the The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Older Persons in Africa and Asia, University of Michigan. 

 

Ice, G,  K Jobbins, J Yogo, E Juma (2008)  Gender, caregiving and food intake among elder Luo. American Journal of Human Biology 20: 224.

 

Zidron, AM, E Juma, J Yogo, GH Ice (2008) Does being an orphan decrease the nutritional status of Luo children?   American Journal of Human Biology 20: 240. 


Awards:
2004 Standard of Excellence Award
2003 Dean’s Award for Superior Service to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Memberships:
Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, President (2001-2003)
American Association of Anthropologists
American Society on Aging
American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Gerontological Society of America Fellow
Human Biology Association, Fellow & Secretary Treasurer (2004-2008)
Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow
Society for Medical Anthropology

Other Activities:
Dr. Ice is founder and President of the Kenyan Children's Fund.

   
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