faculty

DARLEESA DOSS

Darleesa Doss

Darleesa Doss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Arena B-78
Phone: 812.237.3108
Email: Darleesa.Doss@indstate.edu

Education

2013 Ph.D., Health Behavior, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2010 M.P.H, Public Health,  School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2008 B.S.., Public Health (Major), Human Development and Family Studies (Minor), School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Experience

2013-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services,
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2012-2013: Research Assistant, Indiana University Navy SHAPE, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2008-2013: Assistant Instructor, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2008-2013: Research Assistant, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2009-2010: Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator, AmeriCorps Improving Health Throughout Indiana, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Graduate Courses

HLTH 612: Epidemiology

Undergraduate courses

AHS 220: Public Health Concepts
AHS 327: School Health for the Elementary School Teacher

Research

Dr. Doss is committed to supporting communities that are economically disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and socially excluded. This commitment is reflected in her research interests in health disparities and her desire to increase public health prevention efforts in hard-to-reach, high risk minority populations, especially among Black/African-American communities. Current research efforts include: Exploring the factors that influence intention to participate in physical activity programs among Black and African American adults in underserved communities; influence of cultural beliefs on participating in physical activity programs among Black and African American adults.

Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Middlestadt, S.E., Lederer, A.M., Smith, N.K., Doss, D., Hung, C., Stevenson, L.D., & Fly, A.D. Determinants of Middle School Students Asking Parents for Fruits and Vegetables: A Theory-Based Salient Belief Elicitation. Submitted to Public Health Nutrition, Accepted September 2012.

PRESENTATIONS

Middlestadt, S. E., Lederer, A. M., Smith, N. K., Doss, D., Hung, C., Stevenson, L. D., & Fly, A. (2011).  Determinants of middle school students asking parents for fruits and vegetables: A theory-based salient belief elicitation. 139th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting in Washington, D.C.
 
Sheats, J., Gates (Maiden name), D., Ona, F., Jones, P., & Sampson, D. (2009). “Dealin’ with what we have:” Food management strategies among African-American households. 137th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Morrison, S., Bonilla, Z., Ona, F., Gates, D., Garcia, A., and Rios, D. (2009). Mentoring and Partnering with the Next Generation for Advancing Immigrant and Minority Health Promotion. Roundtable discussion/presentation for the 69th Society of Applied Anthropology Annual Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Posters

Gates, D., Sheats, J.L., Bonilla, Z., Murray, M., & Ona, F. Understanding food management strategies among African-Americans in Indianapolis and Gary, Indiana. Poster presentation for the School of  Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Office of Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Outreach 2011 Research Event, Bloomington, IN.
 
Gates, D., Sheats, J.L., Bonilla, Z., Murray, M., & Ona, F. Understanding food management strategies among African-Americans in Indianapolis and Gary, Indiana. Poster presentation for the 2010 Women in Science Research Career Conference, Bloomington, IN.
 
Gates, D., Sheats, J.L., Bonilla, Z., Murray, M., & Ona, F. Understanding food management strategies among African-Americans in Indianapolis and Gary, Indiana. Poster presentation for the 2009 Indiana Public Health Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Gates, D., Garcia, A., Davidson, A., (2009, February 28,). The Talk: Sex and Latinos. Oral Presentation for the Latino Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Awards

School of Public Health-Applied Health Science Research Fellowship, 2012; Scholastic Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2008; GROUPS Grant (Merit based), 2005-2008; Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, 2006.