Mary Ann Littleton

Mary Ann Littleton
Associate Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
College of Public Health

Significant roles: Faculty, Community Health Concentration Advisor, Public Health Student Association 

Phone: 423-439-5247
Office: Lamb Hall 311


Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion,  University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, (2001)
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz, Psychobiology (1985)

Courses Taught

MPH Courses:
Community Assessment Research,  Planning and Evaluation of Community Health Programs and Services,  Consultation and Implementation of Community Health Programs and Services.

Division of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Rural Track Sequence:
Health Research and Practice, and Community-Based Projects.

Undergraduate and Graduate Dual Offered Courses:
Stress Management and Thanatology

Research Focus

The promotion of community health educational strategies using community health advisor/lay leader approaches and participatory research methods.

Subject interest areas include:

  • The relationship between stress, coping, and chronic disease
  • The study of healing arts therapies/self-care strategies and holistic, integrative models of health.
  • Transformative models of change.

Selected Publications

Littleton, M.A. Community health advisor program to reduce cardiovascular risk among rural African American women. Health Education, 2009.

Littleton, M.A., Cornell, C.E., Dignan, M., Brownstein, N., Raczynski, J.M., Stalker V., et al., (February, 2002). Lessons Learned from The Uniontown Community Health Project. American Journal of Health Behavior, 26, 34-42  Dec. 12, 2005

133th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting. Invited Presentation Session: Delta Omega Innovative Curriculum Award. The “Trilogy”: An Innovative Course Sequence  for Training Community Health Professionals. Mary Ann Littleton, PhD, James Florence, DrPH, CHES, Mike Dunn, PhD.

Research Projects

Littleton, M.A. Courage to Teach Program at David Crockett High School. Fetzer Institute, 2006-2009.

Littleton, M.A. Benefits of a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Utilizing Complementary Medical Approaches in Rural Appalachia. HRSA, 2007-2010.

Personal Interests

Hiking, Healing Arts (licensed massage therapist), and Travel.

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