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Department of Community and Behavioral Health

College of Public Health

Jodi Southerland

Jodi Southerland

Jodi Southerland

Clinical Instructor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Coordinator, Graduate Gerontology Certificate 
Contact:
423-439-4915 /
Lamb Hall Room 306



EDUCATION

DrPH in Community Health
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

MA in Intercultural Studies
Biola University, La Mirada, CA

BA in Intercultural Studies
Lee University, Cleveland, TN

COURSES TAUGHT

COBH 4030: Community Health
COBH 4607: Gerontology & Health
COBH 4707: International Health - Problems and Issues
COBH 4937: Stress Management
COBH 5607: Gerontology & Health
COBH 5707: International Health - Problems and Issues
COBH 5900: Grant Development
COBH 5937: Stress Management
COBH 6160: Systems Thinking in Public Health Issues

RESEARCH FOCUS

School-based health promotion, evaluation and research, adolescent obesity prevention, healthy aging

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Slawson, D et al. College Students As Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity Disparity In Southern Appalachia. NIH-NIMHD, 2011-2013.

Slawson D et al. Boundaries and Bridges to Adolescent Obesity Prevention: Identifying Parental Engagement Strategies in High Schools in Southern Appalachia. Tennessee Board of Regents, 2013-2014.

Slawson, D et al. Tennessee Coordinated School Health Evaluation. Tennessee Department of Education, 2005-2011

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Southerland JL, Zheng S, Dula M*, Cao Y, Slawson DL. Relationship between physical activity and suicidal behaviors among 65,182 middle school students J Phys Act Health. 2016, In Press.

Southerland JL, Slawson DL., Pack R, Sörensen S, Lyness JM, Hirsch JK. Trait hope and preparation for future care needs among older adult primary care patients. Clin Gerontol. 2016. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2015.1120254

Quinn MA, Southerland JL, Richards K, Slawson DL, Behringer B, Johns-Wommack R, Smith S. (2016). Quantifying collaboration using the Himmelman's Strategies for Working Together: Findings from the Tennessee Coordinated School Health program. Health Educ. 116(1):34. 49. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-03-2014-0034

Zhang XF, Tian XY, Cheng YL, Feng ZC, Wang L, Southerland J. (2015). Health disparities among the western, central and eastern rural regions of China after a decade of health promotion and disease prevention programming. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2015 Aug;35(4):606-14. doi: 10.1007/s11596-015-1478-2. Epub 2015 Jul 31.

Southerland JL, Williams CL*, Dula TM*, Slawson DL. (2015). School-based adolescent obesity prevention programming: Perceptions of school personnel in southern Appalachia. South Med J. 2015 Feb:108(2):125-129. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000238

Slawson DL, Dalton WT III, Dula, TM*, Southerland J, Wang L, Littleton MA, Mozen D, Relyea G, Schetzina K, Lowe EF, Stoots JM, Tiejian W. (2015). College students as facilitators in reducing adolescent obesity disparity in Southern Appalachia: Team Up for Healthy Living. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Apr 30: S1551-7144(15)00083-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.04.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Wang L, Slawson DL, Relyea G, Southerland JL, Wang Y. (2014). Prevalence and risk factors for adolescent obesity in Southern Appalachia, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Dec 18;11:E222. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.140348.

Dalton WT III, Wang L, Southerland JL, Schetzina KE, Slawson DL. (2014). Utilizing self-reported versus actual weight and height data contributes to different weight misperception classifications. South Med J. 107(6);348-355. doi:10.14423/01.SMJ.0000450708.52011.7c


Wang L, Alamian A, Southerland J, Wang K, Anderson J, Stevens M. (2013). Cesarean section and the risk of overweight in grade six children. European Journal of Pediatrics. doi: 10.1007/s00431-013-2043-2

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Pack, R, Slawson D. (2013). Misperceptions of overweight: Associations of weight misperception with health-related quality of life among normal weight adults attending a central Appalachian university. Public Health Reports.

Slawson DL, Southerland J, Lowe E, Dalton WT, III, Pfortmiller DT, Schetzina KE. (2013). Go Slow Whoa meal patterns in schools through the Winning with Wellness Project: food sales and perceptions of effectiveness among teachers and cafeteria staff. Journal of School Health. 83(7):485-92. doi: 10.1111/josh.12056

Southerland J, Behringer B, Slawson D. (2013). Using the Give-Get Grid to understand potential expectations of engagement in a community-academic partnership. Health Promotion Practice. 14(6), 909-917. doi:10.1177/1524839913477657

CHAPTERS

Florence J, Pack RP, Southerland J, & Wykoff RF. (2011). The depth of rural health disparities in America: the ABCDE's. In Wendel and Crosby, (eds.) Handbook of Rural Health. 2012.

 SIGNIFICANT PRESENTATIONS

Southerland J, Slawson D, McKeehan T. (2013). Using the Give-Get Grid to understand partners' perspectives in a community-academic partnership. Oral presentation presented at the American School Health Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Southerland J, Slawson DL, Hirsch J, Pack R, Lyness J, Sörensen S. (2013). The Will and the way: The role of goal-directed behavior in future care planning among older adults. Workshop session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Charlotte, NC.

Southerland J, Hirsch J, Slawson D, Pack R, Sorensen S, & Lyness J. (2012). Health-Related quality of life and future care planning among older adults: Exploring the role of hope as a moderator. Poster session presented at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Southerland J, Behringer B, Slawson D. (2012). Seeking collaboration as a bedrock for success: Investigating perceptions of university-community partnerships using the Give-Get Grid. Workshop session presented at the Southern Obesity Summit. Charlotte, NC.

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Pack R, Slawson D. (2012). Associations of weight misperception with health-related quality of life among adults attending a central Appalachian University. Poster session presented at the Tennessee Public Health Association. Nashville, TN.

Southerland J, Wang L, Richards K, Pack R, Slawson D. (2012). Associations of weight misperception with health-related quality of life among adults attending a central Appalachian University. Oral session presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, TN.

Southerland JL, Slawson DL, Schetzina KE, & Dalton WT, III. (2011). Implementation of the Go Slow Whoa meal patterns in schools through the Winning with Wellness project: Food service workers' perceptions of implementation feasibility and impact. Poster session presented at the Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, FL.

 PERSONAL INTERESTS

 Horse riding, quilting, caring for my grandparents, faith-based outreach and service

 

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