Faculty Research Interests

Health Promotion faculty conduct research in a variety of areas. Listed below are recent theses and dissertations that were completed by students. Also listed are projects the faculty is conducting through sponsored and non-sponsored research.

Recent and Current Projects

  • Cognitive-behavioral aspects of eating and weight status in young adults.
  • The built environment and active commuting to school in Oxford, MS: Comparing actual and perceived barriers.
  • Differences in perceptions and reported drinking behavior of college students.
  • Determinants of bone mineral density in African-American and Caucasian women.
  • Social norms media campaign for walking and bicycling to Oxford Middle School.
  • Stay Dry!—Mississippi Coalition of Partners in Prevention.
  • Safe Routes to School, Oxford.
  • Reducing harmful outcomes associated with alcohol misuse & abuse.
  • Osteoporosis Knowledge, Health Beliefs and Bone Mineral Density in Men and Women Ages 35 to 50.
  • Professional preparation of secondary health education teachers in Mississippi.
  • Process evaluation and impact evaluation of a Social Cognitive Theory based intervention to increase the adoption of physical activity in breast cancer survivor.
  • Attitudes toward cultural practices and sport participation of adolescent girls in Kenya.
  • Perception of heart disease risk in comparison to actual risk in college females.
  • Knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors of collegiate athletes and their risk for developing skin cancer.