Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Health Promotion and Wellness, Keene State College, 2010 – Current
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: HLSC 101 An overview using a balanced, integrated, holistic model of health and an exploration of the dimensions of wellness. Focus on self-assessment, development of critical thinking, and behavior change skills to facilitate personal awareness and well-being.
HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICES: HLSC 485 Development of planning, implementation, evaluation and management skills to effectively deliver health promotion programming.
EPIDEMIOLOGY: HLSC 305 An introduction to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and their applicability in the field of Health Science. Students will examine factors governing health and disease in populations. Skills will be introduced to critically interpret the epidemiologic literature relevant to health professionals. *Developed course
INDEPENDENT STUDY: HLSC 298 An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, in consultation with a faculty member. *Developed course
COMMUNITY HEALTH: HLSC 325 Community organizing is a process by which communities and organizations work together to identify common problems and objectives, acquire and mobilize resources, and create and implement actions to achieve their goals. In this course students will learn the bases of facilitating community organizing processes in health promotion and education contexts. These include theories and conceptual frameworks, basic fieldwork tools, adult and popular education, coalition building, feminist and international perspectives, and research and evaluation of community organizing processes. *Purposed and developed course
HEALTH AND SOCITY: HLSC 285 An introduction to the social, cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors that affect health. Topics of social justice and ethics will be explored. Prerequisites: HLSC 101, PSYC 101, or ISPSYC 100; sophomore or junior standing only; and Health Science majors only.
DRUGS, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: H364
Drug use and abuse; theories of addiction; basic principles of drug addiction regarding the use of sedative and simulative compounds; alcohol; opiates; hallucinogens; designer drugs; cocaine; and over-the-counter products. Particular emphasis is on the role of the individual and community value orientation, decision-making, and self-responsibility in treatment and educational approaches to prevention.
Teaching Assistant, 2005-2009
Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: H225 Explored the role of health promotion/ prevention/ and intervention efforts focusing on risk behaviors, policies, and social systems that contribute to health related problems in the U.S and globally. Presented social and individual determinants of health from an historical, multicultural, ethnic, economic, and policy perspective with consideration to gender.
AIDS AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES IN MODERN SOCIETY: H312 Explored fundamental principles relating to etiology, nature, prevention, and control of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in contemporary society; emphasis on social, psychological, legal, economic, and ethical issues surrounding these diseases.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DISEASE: H320 Examined the fundamental principles relating to etiology, nature, prevention, and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases in populations. Special emphasis on disease prevention, and health promotion in high-risk diseases of modern, industrialized society.
CONTROL OF CHRONIC DISEASE: H422/522 A study of the epidemiology of the major chronic diseases, risk factors, potential methods of prevention, and efficacy of current methods of control and treatment. Includes an examination of contemporary research on social, psychological, ethical, economic, and health care issues and their relationship to chronic disease.