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  • Assistant Professor, Health-Kinesiology

Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • H EDU 3050-001
    Community Hlth Issues
    Location: ST 205 (ST 205)

Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • 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

  • HEDU 3050 - Community Health Issues
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to many health issues associated with any given community. Through awareness of such issues, students will be able to use empirical and epidemiological skills to assess the extent of the issues, problems, potential problems and viewpoints in addition to examining possible solutions to the given problems. The primary goal of this class is to assist the students in determining his or her role as a health professional in a community setting.
  • HEDU 4360 - 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.