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Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Rojas M, Collins S, Cal V, Arnason J, Poveda L, Sanchez P, Pesek T. 2009. "Sustaining Plants, People and Global Health: A model for learning from traditions in community based conservation and holistic health promotion as implemented by the Q'eqchi' Maya Healers, Maya Mountains, Belize" (submitted).

Pesek T, Abramiuk, M, Cal V, Rojas M, Collins S, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Arnason, J. 2009. "Q'eqchi' Maya Healers Traditional Knowledge in Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Plants: Culturally Relative Conservation in Sustaining Traditional Holistic Health Promotion" (submitted).

Pesek T, Cal V, Knight K, Dunham P, Arnason J. 2009. "Healing Across Cultures: The Itzama Project in Sustaining Plants and People" (submitted).

Abramiuk M, Dunham P, Cummings L, Yost C, Pesek, T. 2009. "Paleoethnobotany and Linking Past and Present: Maya Medicinal Plant Use and Sustainable Cultivation Strategy in the Maya Mountains, Belize" (submitted).

Pesek T, Abramiuk, M, Garagic, D, Fini, N, Meerman, J, Cal, V. 2009. "Sustaining Plants and People: Traditional Q'eqchi' Maya Botanical Knowledge and Interactive Spatial Modeling in Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Plants for Culturally Relative Health Promotion" EcoHealth. (accepted 01/09).

Dunham P, Abramiuk M, Cummings L, Yost C, Pesek T. 2009. "Evidence of Complex, Sustainable Ancient Maya Cultivation Strategies in the Southern Maya Mountains of Belize". Antiquity. Project Gallery. 319.

Abramiuk M, Wanyerka P, Pesek, T. 2009. "The Discovery of a Maya Stela at Quebrada de Oro, Toledo District, Belize"  Antiquity. Project Gallery. 319.

Pesek T, Helton, L, Reminick, R, D. Kannan, Nair, M. 2008. "Healing Traditions of Southern India and the Conservation of Culture and Biodiversity:  A Preliminary Study" Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 6: 471-479.

Nair M. 2008. “Interacting with Centenarians”.  Days in the Lives of Gerontological Social Workers: Harrisburgh,  PA: White Hat Communications.

Pesek T, Cal V, Fini N, Cal M, Rojas M, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Collins S, Knight K, Arnason, J. 2007. "Itzama: Revival of Traditional Healing by Q'eqchi'" Maya, Southern Belize, Central America" HerbalGram. 76:34-43.

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Learning from Traditions of India" in Pesek, Helton, Reminick, Nair, Eds. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India. 9-15.

Nair S, Pesek T, and Helton L. 2007. "Ayerveda: Wisdom of Life" in Pesek, Helton, Reminick, Nair, Eds. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India. 73-80.

Pesek T, Helton L, and Nair M. 2006. "Healing Across Cultures: Learning from Traditions" EcoHealth. 3(2): 114-118.

Pesek T, Cal M, Cal V, Fini N, Minty C, Dunham D, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Arnason J. 2006. "Rapid Ethnobotanical Survey of the Maya Mountains Region, Southern Belize, Central America: A Pilot Study." Trees for Life Journal. 1(10): 1-12 Online.

Peer Reviewed Books:

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India.

Nair M, Brody R, Palackal A. 2007, “Grassroots Development: Establishing Successful Microenterprises, Kerala Experience. Human Networks Publication. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Peer Reviewed & Distinguished Presentations:

Pesek T and Cal V. 2008. “Healing Across Cultures: Lessons in Sustaining Plants and People” Closing Plenary Preso for United Nations Convention on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB 2008), Galway, Ireland. February 28, 2008.

Walshe-Roussel B, Treyvaud-Amiguet V, Moher M, Maquin P, Cal V, Pesek T, Arnason J. 2008. “Quantitative ethnobotanical symptom assessment of immunomodulatory treatments used by the Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize”, Science Across Borders Global Natural Health Products Research Conference, Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada. March 26-29, 2008.

Pesek T, Cal V, Collins S, Rojas M, Poveda L, Sanchez P, Arnason J. 2008. “In situ and ex situ conservation of Q’eqchi’ medicinal plant resources, southern Belize, C.A.: a model in learning from traditions and participatory research” Science Across Borders Global Natural Health Products Research Conference, Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada. March 26-29, 2008.

Helton L. 2007. “Appalachian Mountain Folk Healing Traditions of the Southeastern US” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Pesek T. 2007. “Essence of Nature: Native American Healing Traditions” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Reminick R. 2007. “Consciousness” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Helton L. 2007. “Appalachian Mountain Folk Healing Traditions of the Southeastern US” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Nair M. 2007. “Where Do We Go from Here?” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Pesek T. 2007. “Healing Traditions of the Maya People of Central America” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Reminick R. 2007. “Zar Spirit Belief of North Africa” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Pesek T, Nair M, Helton L. 2007. “A Cross Cultural Look at Centenarians and our Elderly: Secrets of long life and wellness beyond modern medicine”. Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging, Chicago. March 7, 2007.

Nair M, Helton L, Pesek T. 2006. “Self to Society: Impact of Environment in the Paradigm of body, mind, and spirit.” International Conference on Integrated Value Education. Bangalore, India. June 26, 2006.  

Helton L. and Keller S. 2006. “Resiliency in Appalachian Women: Reflections on values and developmental assets”. Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments, Eighth Annual Conference. Zanesville, Ohio, Ohio University.

Helton L, Nair M, Pesek T. 2005. “Healing Across Cultures: Approaches to holistic practice”. Ohio College Association of Social Work Educators Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio. April 1, 2005.

Helton L. 2004. “Appalachian Women and Folk Medicine”. Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments, Sixth Annual Conference. Zanesville, Ohio, Ohio University.

DVD Documentaries:  

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Visions of Healing in India", Center for Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Nair M. 2007. "Sri Lanka Experience", School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Nair M. 2006. "Tsunami Aftermath: India Experience", School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

DVD Conference Proceedings:

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "International Symposium on Healing Across Cultures, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India, July 2007." Center for Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Pesek T, Reminick R, Helton L, and Nair M. 2006-2008. "Symposia on Healing Across Cultures, Center for Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (final cut).