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Dr. Pet Mom is in the planning stage for new and exciting activities for 2019!

Check back on the Updates page for the latest info on Dr. Pet Mom and Dr. Bessie DiDomenica, Curator of Dr. Pet Mom’s Pet Parent Community.

Dr. Pet Mom updates include:

  • News release announcing the official launch of DrPetMom.com in May 2019!
  • Added the Daily Dog Diary, about Dr. Pet Mom’s dog petting adventures.
  • Created Pet Parent Tips, a resource for the well-being of pets and pet parents.
  • Pre-launch of the Dr. Pet Mom website on April 15, 2019
  • Official launch of the Dr. Pet Mom website the week of May 6 to 12 to celebrate Be Kind To Animals Week
  • Press releases
  • Pet tips and new pet activities
  • Partnership events with local animal rescue and shelter groups

Dr. DiDomenica is an award-winning scholar and pet adoption advocate. Updates include:

Honors and Awards

2019
Walden University’s Social Change Fellow and Grant recipient to study older adults, their caregivers and food policy in rural America

2017
Honorarium from Walden University for the presentation at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration

2013-2014
Fellowship application for the Mathematica Summer Fellowship Program 2013 and 2014

2015
Invitation to the International Young Scholars Workshop in Mexico City, sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration


Publications

DiDomenica, B., Mason, P. (2016, April). Working paper. Leaders in Rural Primary Care Communities Struggle with Electronic Health Record Diffusion.

DiDomenica, B., Gordon, M. (2016). Food Policy: Urban Farming as a Supplemental Food Source. Journal of Social Change, 8(1), 1-13, doi: 10.5590/JOSC.2016.08.1.0

DiDomenica, B. (2016). Food Policy: Case Studies on Urban Farms. American Society for Public Administration’s SENRA Newsletter, March, 2016.


Presentations

2019
Panel presenter for Walden University’s Social Change Conference entitled Water is Toxic, and Food is Scarce. What Will We Do? Dr. DiDomenica’s presentation was called: Food Scarcity: A Snapshot of Urban and Rural America.

2018
DiDomenica, B., Hickman. C. J. and Smith Hinders, J. Across the Lifespan: Exploring Urban Food Policy, Food Education and Nutritional Health. Poster session presented at the 2018 Urban Food Systems Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2017
The Food System: Sustainability, Health and Equity. Panel participant on the session, Possibilities and Limits of Urban Agriculture at the Myra Kraft Open Classroom series at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

2016
Webinar presentation on Global Food System Interconnecting Water, Land and Human Survival. Presented to Walden University to introduce public policy and administration students and faculty to complex food policies in five middle income countries (China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico).

2016
Our Global Food System Interconnecting Water, Land and Human Survival. Poster session presented at the Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology: A Conference Exploring Land and the Food System: How Land Affects What We Eat, Who We Are, and the Environment We Live In, Harvard Food Law Society, Cambridge, MA.

2016
Food Policy: Urban Farming as a Supplemental Food Source. Paper accepted at the Second International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative Transitions Beyond a Consumer Society, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

2016
Webinar: Global Food Systems: Interconnecting Water, Land and Human Survival. Webinar Presented by Dr. Bessie DiDomenica July 28, 2016. Thanks to Walden University!

2016
Food Day in October: A Policy Discussion On Global Food Systems.
Presenter: Dr. Bessie DiDomenica. Recorded October 8, 2016 Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood Massachusetts. videographer/editor: @SocialClaude.


2012
Urban Food Policy: Exploring Small-Scale City Gardens for Local Food Production. A presentation at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Boston, MA.

2012
Conference submission on Designing Diversity in Research and Professional Development at the Yale Bouchet Conference at Yale University.

2011
Peer reviewer for the Journal for Public Administration Education

Ongoing
Proposal reviewer for conferences including Academy of Management Conference, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference at Brock University and the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Ongoing
Associate Editor for Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Social Sciences Collection and Interdisciplinary Journal