Jodi Southerland

Jodi Southerland
Clinical Instructor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Interim Coordinator, Master of Public Health Program
Coordinator, Graduate Gerontology Certificate
Office Address: Lamb Hall Room 306
Email:

Jodi Southerland


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

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