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Submissions from 2009


Precocious Puberty: What Are the Related Risks?, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Submissions from 2008


Empowering the Millennials to Handle the Stressors Of College, Helen W. Bland, Bridget F. Melton, and Paul Welle

Retrospective Case-Control Study of Factors that Contribute to Obesity Among College Students, Helen W. Bland and J. R. Welle

The Challenges (and Rewards) of Educating Adolescents About Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss and S. Goodwin

Enhancing Health Literacy, From Paper to Practice, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Bridget F. Melton, and E. Baltazar


Precocious Puberty in Girls: Implications for Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Bridget F. Melton, and Swati Raychowdhury

Promoting Health Literacy to Reduce Sexual Health Risk Behaviors: A Primer for Pre-Service Teachers, Joanne Chopak-Foss and Linda B. Synovitz

Understanding Healthy People 2010, Betty T. Dixon, Sara S. Plaspohl, Raymona Lawrence, and Anthony V. Parillo

Assessing the Effectiveness of Stress Coping Mechanisms Employed by College Students, Bridget Melton and Helen W. Bland

Weight Management Curricula in Physical Education, Bridget Melton, Helen W. Bland, Daniel R. Czech, and Stephen J. Rossi

Using Online Course Management System to Enhance the Health Curriculum, Bridget Melton, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Helen W. Bland, and Glenn Parrish Burdette

Hybrid Health: Is It the Next Generation of Teaching?, Bridget F. Melton, Swati Raychowdhury, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Glenn Burdette, and Helen W. Bland

Primary Prevention and Preparedness for Influenza, Sara S. Plaspohl

Role of the IRB in Research: Human Subject Protections, Sara S. Plaspohl

The Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, Raymona Lawrence, and M. Mason

Precocious Puberty: A Primer for Teachers and Parents, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss


Protecting High Schoolers Against Stress: What Works and What Doesn’t, Paul D. Welle and Helen W. Bland

Submissions from 2007

Behavioral Determinants of Healthy People and Communities: An Applied Approach to Making Rural Healthy People 2010 a Reality in Georgia, Raymona H. Lawrence, K. Mincey, Sara S. Plaspohl, R. Christopher Rustin, R. Stone, and Anthony V. Parrillo

Improving Health Literacy in Sexual Health Education, Bridget F. Melton and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Hybrid Health, Is It the Next Generation for Teaching?, Bridget F. Melton, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Glenn P. Burdette

Ethical Theories/Moral Issues in Health, Research Ethics, Sara S. Plaspohl

Writing IRB Policies and Procedures, Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2006

Interactive Learning in Health Education, Bridget F. Melton and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Perception of Relative Weight and Self-Reported Weight-Loss Activities: Analysis of a Cohort of Freshmen University Students, Anthony V. Parrillo, Stuart H. Tedders, Laura H. Gunn, R. Robbins, and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Certification: Certified IRB Manager (CIM) vs. Certified IRB Professional (CIP), Sara S. Plaspohl

NAIM Mock IRB Training: Evaluating Subject Payments in Protocols, Sara S. Plaspohl

Research Orientation for New Residents, Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2004

From Loyal to Vulnerable: The Challenges and Rewards of Educating Adolescents about Health, Joanne Chopak-Foss, D. Breitenstein, and L. Harrill-Rudisill

Revenge of the Puffmeister: Small Towns Fight Tobacco, Barbara Funke, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and J. Lidstone

Respiratory Care Research Class, Human Subject Protections in Research, Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2003


Workforce Shortage in Rural Hospitals: The Georgia Experience, Arif Ahmed and Helen W. Bland

JusTeens Center: Teen Health Care and Health Education in Rural Georgia, Joanne Chopak-Foss, C. R. Hart, and S. McLendon

Parental Communication with Adolescents on Sexual Health Issues, Joanne Chopak-Foss and Anthony V. Parrillo

Human Subject Protections, Sara S. Plaspohl

CAM Therapies: Legitimate or Bogus College Course, Linda B. Synovitz and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Submissions from 2002

Career Opportunities in Health Science, Helen W. Bland

Evaluation: Concepts and Implementation, Kimberly Guion and Helen W. Bland

Submissions from 2000

Enabling Undergraduate Health Education Students to Do Research: Empowering Students to Create Knowledge, Helen W. Bland, Lydia Leslie Mearse, Susan Isherwood Gibbs, G. Gore, A. Taylor, and J. Joy

Non-Western Influences on Maternal and Child’s Health and Healing, Helen W. Bland and Sheila M. Patterson

Changes in Perception of Body Image for Female Athletes During the Menstrual Cycle, Wendy Borlabi, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Kathleen Loughney Burke, and A. Barry Joyner

Democracy for All? Listening to Haiti’s Voices, Catherine A. Hansman and Helen W. Bland

Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Educators, Sheila M. Patterson and Helen W. Bland

Instructional Strategies for Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into Health Education Courses, Sheila M. Patterson and Helen W. Bland

Yoga, Aromatherapy, and Meditation on the Beach, D. Wasson and Joanne Chopak-Foss

Submissions from 1997

Quality of Life Perceptions Among Rural Haitians: The Effects of Democratization, Helen W. Bland and M. Boursiquet

Transformative Learning: Educating Adults for Choice and Change, Helen W. Bland and Catherine A. Hansman

Educating for Eating Disorders Prevention, Joanne Chopak-Foss, D. Hamilton, and H. Welle

APB Health Alert: How to Liven Up Your Health Education Classroom, Joanne Chopak-Foss and L. G. Rushing

Vision, Voices and Reflections: Storytelling in Health Education, M. Goldsmith, D. Hamilton, M. J. Ludwig, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and L. D. Bryant

The Art of Gentle Eating: An Experiential Intervention, D. Hamilton and Helen W. Bland

Preparing Health Educators: Collaborating Across Disciplines, Catherine A. Hansman and Helen W. Bland

Early Screening of Risk Factors for Disordered Eating in Athletes, Wanda Koszewski, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Barton P. Buxton

Statistical Data Analysis, R. Leighton and Sara S. Plaspohl

Linking Customer Knowledge to Strategy, V. Linscott and Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 1995

The Highs and Lows of Drug Use and Abuse: An Interplay of Motivations, Helen W. Bland and Robert D. Russell

Exploring Commonalities in the Philosophies of Health Education and Adult Education, Helen W. Bland, Robert D. Russell, and R. Verdiun

Knowledge, Attitudes, Perception of Risk and Prevention Behaviors Related HIV/AIDS in College Student Athletes and Non-athletes, Joanne Chopak-Foss, J. C. Andersen, and L. D. Bryant

Eating Disorders Among Athletes 1985-1995: What Have We Learned?, Joanne Chopak-Foss and Wanda Koszewski

Applying Hawkin's Model to HIV Prevention, Joanne Chopak-Foss and D. W. Maney

The Relationship Among Levels of Distress, Personality Types, and Modes of Relaxing Among College Students, M. J. Kittleson, B. Ragon, Helen W. Bland, and Carl L. Hanson