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- American Academy of Health Behavior. 12/01/2018 - present. Position : Member.
- Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco. 12/01/2017 - present. Position : Member.
Courses I Teach
Community Health Issues
This course is designed to give students an introduction to health issues associated with any given community. Each week we discuss a controversial issue currently impacting community health. Students learn to separate facts from emotion and to look at multiple sides of an issue - critical skills for future health professionals.
Health Communication & Teaching
Effective health communication campaigns can inform, empower, or persuade individuals and communities to adopt healthier lifestyles. The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge and skills to promote health changes in individuals and communities using health communication and health teaching strategies. This course will explore educational and social marketing principles, based on theories and models in health communication, behavior change, education, and social learning. Content will include applying theories to develop community-based health communication campaigns and teaching interventions to reach people in a variety of settings outside of traditional health care settings, such as communities, worksites, and schools. Other content includes mass media and electronic messaging in health communication and education, implementation strategies, and evaluating health communication and teaching interventions.