Celia M. Ross, M.S., AP-BC, CDP, A.B.D.


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Celia M. Ross, M.S., AP-BC, CDP, A.B.D.


I have a M.S. degree in Biology and am pursuing a PhD in the Health Sciences with focuses on epidemiology and gerontology.  My certifications include Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and Activity Professional -- Board Certified (AP-BC).


I seek to advance the Activity profession through dissertation research on how Activities staff use what they have learned to help elderly Residents, especially those suffering from dementia.



Online education and writing
Art by ickole at Fiverr







Health News Bookshelf


 Comments and Letters

Re: The relation between past exposure to fine particulate air pollution and prevalent anxiety: observational cohort study

Re: Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US women and men: prospective study

Scientific Commenting and Judo

Re: Mediterranean diet and telomere length in Nurses Health Study: population based cohort study

Primal Lakeshore Diet

Re: Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

Fruit and vegetables in the diet and mental well-being

Exercise, gut, and the brain?

Epigenetics and the environment

Affordable dietary DHA is a social justice issue

Exercise and type 2 diabetes

Does whole fruit promote health in part through prebiotic activity?

A possible epigenetic mechanism linking fish consumption and cerebrovascular disease risk reduction.

Re: "Cigarette smoking and incidence of first depressive episode: An 11-year, population-based follow-up study".

Letter Regarding Article by Weitzman et al, Tobacco Smoke Exposure Is Associated With the Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents

Re: Prospective study of adult onset diabetes mellitus (Type 2) and risk of colorectal cancer in women


Gerontology. Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).





UNC-CH Executive Development Program
Working in healthcare at a nursing home
1997 USJI Senior National Judo Championships, Fort Lauderdale FL. -- 3rd in the Masters Division
Raised to be a learner
My Dad and me (with the telescope that he built as a boy) on one of our eclipse trips




Tikal Guatemala

Karate Tournament (1980's)
Beluga whale interaction tour -- FL vacation

Pilgrimage to Molokai

Snorkeling in NC

Worked in a lab in NC