PhD Student

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Education

  • 2012, MPH, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • 2003, BA Spanish and International Studies, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research interests

  • Sexuality, including, sexual health, pleasure and women’s sexuality
  • Women’s health promotion and policy
  • Cancer and other chronic disease survivorship
  • Community-based participatory research and community engagement
  • Qualitative research methods

Selected Presentations

  • Ph.D. Spring Seminar, April 2013
    Kneip Pelster, A. (2013). Survivorship, Sexuality and Script Theory: Exploring the intersection of survivorship and sexuality through the lens of Script Theory.
  • No Limits: Women and Gender Studies Conference, March 2013
    Kneip Pelster, A. (2013). Survivorship, Sexuality and Script Theory
  • UNMC College of Public Health Student Research Conference, November 2012
    Kneip Pelster, A., Fisher, C.M., Coleman, J.D., & Irwin, J.A. (2011). Online MSM Culture: A Pictorial Ethnography.
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, November 2012
    Kneip Pelster, A., Fisher, C.M., Coleman, J.D., & Irwin, J.A. (2011). Online MSM Culture: A Pictorial Ethnography.
  • Annual Meeting of the Public Health Association of Nebraska, October 2012
    McCarthy, M., Kneip Pelster, A. ,Chávez Thompson, J., Lander, L., Cervantes, A., McVea, K., O’Keefe, A. Peck, M., Fisher, C.M. (2012). “The Plaza Partnership”: A Systems Approach for Community-Linked Health Research across the Plaza.
  • UNMC College of Public Health Student Research Conference, November 2011
    Kneip Pelster, A., Coleman, J.D., Fisher, C.M., & Irwin, J.A. (2011). Sexual identity disclosure and the potential for increasing HIV and STI testing rates.
  • Annual Meeting of the Public Health Association of Nebraska, October 2011
    Kneip Pelster, A., Coleman, J.D., Fisher, C.M., & Irwin, J.A. (2011). Sexual identity disclosure and the potential for increasing HIV and STI testing rates.
  • Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, October 2011
    Kneip Pelster, A., Coleman, J.D., Fisher, C.M., & Irwin, J.A. (2011). Sexual identity disclosure and the potential for increasing HIV and STI testing rates.

Teaching Experience

  • 2011-Present, Instructor, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • 2009-2012, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska - Omaha

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska
  • Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Contact Aja D. Kneip Pelster
Aja D. Kneip Pelster

Email: adkneip@unmc.edu
Phone: 402-559-1083
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Advisor:
Christopher M. Fisher, PhD

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