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Yasenka Peterson

Dr. Yasenka Peterson 

Yasenka Peterson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academics
Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Arena C - 26
Phone: 812.237.3105
E-Mail: Yasenka.Peterson@indstate.edu

Education

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, Health Education (Community Health)

Experience

Associate Professor, Community Health Promotion
Program Coordinator, Community Health Promotion
Department of Health, Safety, and Environmental Health Sciences
 
Health Education Supervisor, Louisiana State University Medical Center
 
Assistant Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University
 
Assistant Professor, Lynchburg College

Courses

Educational Methods for Health and Safety
Cooperative Practice
Health Promotion Planning
Health Program Evaluation
Senior Seminar
Internship

Research

Tobacco, Marijuana and HIV  

Publications

Peterson, Y (2003) The Marijuana Perception Inventory: Ten Years Later. Submitted to Indiana AHPERD Journal, 32(1), 24-28.

Peterson, Y. & Gabany, S. (2001) The Health Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale Applied to Elementary Student Teachers. Indiana AHPERD Journal, 30(3), 15-18.
 
Peterson, Y & Gabany, S (2001) Applying the NIMH Multi-Site Condom Use Self-efficacy Scale to College Students. American Journal of Health Studies, 17(1), 15-19.
 
Peterson, Y (Spring 2001) Applying the College Health Risk Behavior to Rural Campuses. The Health Educator, 9-14.
 
Clark, R.A., Niccolai, L., Kissinger, P.J., Peterson, Y., Bouvier, V. (1999) Ethnic differences in body image, attitudes and perceptions among women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 735-737.

Presentations

Tobacco Education Strategies: What Works or Not!
Peterson, Y.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, April 2005
 
Results of a Web-based Tobacco Survey among College Students
Peterson, Y. & Gabany, S.
Accepted to the American College Health Association, June 2004
 
“Physicians’ and Dentists’ Attitudes Toward HIV Position Women”
Peterson, Y. & Gabany, S.
American Public Health Association, November 12, 2002
 
“Identifying and Eliminating Disparities Related to Tobacco Use”
Peterson, Y
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Summer 2002
 
“The Marijuana Perception Inventory: Ten Years Later”
Peterson, Y & Gabany, S.
The US Department of Education’s 15th Annual National meeting on Alcohol, Other Drugs, Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Fall 2001
 
“The Incidence of Substance Abuse at a Midwestern University”
Peterson, Y.
The US Department of Education’s 14th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drugs, Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Fall 2000.
 
“Information Technology Literacy Update”
Presenters: Information Technology Literacy Committee Members
Winterfest 2000 Conference, Indiana State University, Spring 2000.

Grants

CTL Project Reach - $750

Susan G. Komen Foundation, Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness Program - $1,239
 
Eta Sigma Travel Grant - $300
 
Indiana Society for Public Health Education, Health Fair – World AIDS Day - $900
 
Vigo County AIDS Task Force, HIV/AIDS Instruction - $500
 
Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education, Web-Based Health Promotion Planning   Education Modules $37,781
 
Chances for Indiana Youth/ITPC, Higher Education Communities of Excellence - $10,000. March 2002
 
Smokefree Indiana, Campus Free - $17,500
 
Chances for Indiana Youth/ITPC, Higher Education Communities of Excellence - $10,000. March 2003
 
Smokefree Indiana, Campus Free II - $1,400. December 2003
 
Chances for Indiana Youth/ITPC, Higher Education Communities of Excellence III - $17,000. December 2003

AWARDS

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers