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Joshua Gabriel S. Tobias

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Research Interests: Minority Health, Health Disparities, Immigrant Health

Education:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Sociology – Public Sociology, Graduate Minor in Research Methodology; Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology (Gender and Family, Social Problems, & Development Studies Concentrations) & Anthropology (magna cum laude), Minor in English; University of Guam, Mangilao, GU 2013

Presentations:

  • Aksornsi, A., Stewart, D., Tobias, J.S., Meo, K., & Prakobchai, S. “Prediction of body mass index (BMI) by the knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthy eating behaviors among college students in private Jesuit research university in the Midwest.” Poster presented at the Saint Louis University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, May, 01, 2017. (Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO)
  • Tobias, J.S. “Hafå Tatatmanu Hao? Examining Pacific Islander Health Disparities of Contemporary Guam” Research paper presented at the 38th Annual UOG College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Annual Research Conference, March 14, 2017. (University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA)
  • Tobias, J.S. “(Re)Examining Pacific Islander Health Disparities of Contemporary Guam.” Poster presented at the 7th Annual Global and Local Social Justice Conference, February 24, 2017. (Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO)
  • Tobias, J.S. & Johnson, K. “(Re)Interpreting Value Systems of Micronesia for a Sustainable World.” Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Research Conference, July 7-9, 2016. (Stanford University, Stanford, CA)
  • Tobias, J.S. & Matsuo, H. “In (CAN)cer We Trust: Does Fatalism Influence Our Decision to Engage in Physical Activity?” Poster presented at the Saint Louis University Sigma Xi Research Symposium, May, 02, 2016. (Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO)
  • Tobias, J.S. “(Re)Defining Community Through a Global Perspective.” Sociology Panel at the 36th Annual UOG College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Annual Research Conference, March 10, 2015. (University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA)
  • Somera, L.P., Badowski, G., Lee, H.R., Cassel, K., Simsiman, B., Tobias, J.S., and Yamanaka, A. “Health Information Patterns in Guam: Sources, Behaviors, and Cultural Factors.” Research Paper presented at the 36th Annual UOG College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Annual Research Conference, March 10, 2015. (University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA)
  • Tobias, J.S. “Across the Pacific: Defining What It Means to Be Filipino.” Research Proposal presented at the 33rd Annual UOG College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Annual Research Conference, March 21, 2012. (University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam, USA)

Teaching Experience:

  • Sociology of Mental Illness, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology (Honors), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology, Saint Louis University, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology – Diversity Emphasis (Honors), Saint Louis University, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology – Diversity & Health, Saint Louis University, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Sociology, University of Guam, Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer
  • Human Ecology – Problems & Solutions, Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer

Awards:

  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Student, Saint Louis University, 2017
  • Regent Scholar, University of Guam, 2012 to 2013
  • President’s List, University of Guam, 2010, 2012 to 2013
  • Dean’s List, University of Guam, 2010 to 2013
  • Seagal AmeriCorps Educational Award, Corporation for National and Community Service, 2010 to 2011

Professional Memberships:

  • American Sociological Association, 2014 to Present
  • Guam Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Consortium, 2015 to Present
  • Alabama Public Health Association, 2018 to Present
  • Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), 2015 to 2016