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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Jess Cuculick

faculty photoAssistant Professor of Liberal Studies (Sociology)

Education

Ed.D. University of Rochester, expected, 2011
MS.Ed. National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 2002
M.A. Social Work, East Carolina University, 1999

Research

I am participating in a research project at the National Center for Deaf Health Research, which is based at the University of Rochester, focusing on cardiovascular health. This project is a follow-up to a multi-site project done among hearing populations in Rochester, NY, West Virginia, Colorado, Seattle, WA, and Chapel Hill, NC. Each site houses a Center for Disease Control Prevention Research Center.  The project goal was to better understand the perceptions of underserved populations regarding their cardiovascular health using a set of qualitative data collection tools including focus groups, at home interviews with families, and Photovoice (a respondent-drive data collection tool involving photographing everyday practices that promote CV health). The Deaf Perceptions Project will collect comparable data from Deaf communities at three sites -- Rochester, Colorado, and North Carolina-- using the focus group approach. The findings will help identify areas of health disparities between hearing and Deaf populations, and provide formative data for intervention design that is culturally acceptable and socially feasible.

Publications

2003 (with R. R. Kelly) Relating deaf students’ reading and language scores at college entry to their degree completion rates. American Annals of the Deaf 148 (4): 17-24.

Selected Presentations

Cuculick, J.A., Aggas, J.V., Demers, S., & Starr, M.J. (June 2008). Deaf Health Survey: Giving back to the Deaf Community. Presented at the NTID 40th Alumni Reunion. Rochester, NY.

Adams, R., Cuculick, J.A, DeWindt, L., Lloyd, B.S., & Skyer, S. (April 2008). Deaf Culture and Identity: Counseling with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Populations.Presentation given at the 17th Annual Diversity Conference: Invisible Identities: Populations Unseen and Under-Recognized. University of Albany, Albany, NY.

Cuculick, J.A, Starr, M.J, Sullivan, P. (October 2007). Deaf Health Survey. Presentation given at  the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf. Rochester, NY.

Cuculick, J.A. (September 2007). The Deaf Community and Health Care. Deaf Strong Hospital, National Center for Deaf Health Research. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

Cuculick, J. A. (September 8, 2006). Deaf Strong Hospital: Deaf Culture and Health Care. Deaf Strong Hospital, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Rochester, NY.

Esposito, E.A. & Cuculick, J.A. (July 22, 2006). Journey of Two Deaf Individuals: From High School to Present. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Region I Conference, Providence, RI

Hursh, D., Cohn, K., Cuculick, J.A., Hart, G., Henderson, J., Huynh, W., Mahar, S., Mosman, H., Murphy, E., & Waterstripe, L. (April 9, 2006). Examining the Past; Imagining the Future: Examining Class, Race, Gender and Dis/Ability Using Autobiographies. Paper presented at

the American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Cuculick, J. A. & Gravitz, J. L. (May 19, 2005). DEAFinitely Working Together: Hearing and Deaf. Deaf Awareness Symposium, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Rochester, NY.

Esposito, E.A. & Cuculick, J.A. (July 13, 2005). The Journey of Two Deaf Individuals: High School and Beyond. American Society of Deaf Children Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Hursh, D., Cohn, K., Cuculick, J.A., Hart, G., Henderson, J., Huynh, W., Mahar, S., Mosman, H., Murphy, E., & Waterstripe, L. (July 30, 2005). Examining the Past; Imagining the Future: Using Autobiography to Examine Class, Race and Gender Inequalities in Education. 10th Annual Working-Class Academics Conference. Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY.

Santos, K.D., Cuculick, J.A. & Christensen, C.W. (2004). Cultural Immersion. NY State Social Work Education Association, Syracuse, NY.

Courses

Foundations of Sociology