Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship My research interests include adolescent and college student behaviors related to physical activity, nutrition and weight concerns; initiatives that support K-12 school wellness policies and practices; and women's health issues. Service Service to the health education and health promotion profession is an important obligation to me. I have served as a board member of ASAHPERD and the Southern District of SHAPE America, which promotes the important work that school health educators and physical educators do everyday. I also serve on several sub-committees of SHAPE America, which serve the interests of health educators. I also volunteer my time as a member of the State Obesity Task Force and the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership. I have also volunteered time and served the YMCA, and Jones Valley Teaching Farms. Personal Away from academia, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love to travel and also enjoy gardening, hiking and anything active and outdoors. I am an avid runner and teach group exercise at the UAB Recreation Center and YMCA.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Exploring social media group use among breastfeeding mothers: Qualitative analysisJournal of Medical Internet Research.  20. 2018
    2018 Assessing Elementary Health Education: Instrument Development for School District Readiness and DeliveryJournal of health education / Association for the Advancement of Health Education.  49:271-279. 2018
    2018 Addressing School District Readiness for Elementary Health Education Using the Transtheoretical ModelJournal of Health Education Teaching.  9:68-80. 2018
    2018 Utilization of online focus groups to include mothers: A use-case design, reflection, and recommendations.Digital Health.  4:2055207618777675. 2018
    2015 Does Short Sleep Lead to Obesity Among Children and Adolescents? Current Understanding and ImplicationsAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  9:428-437. 2015
    2013 Body Mass Index and Chronic Health Conditions as Predictors of Exercise Fear-Avoidance BeliefsJournal of Research in Obesity.  1-10. 2013
    2013 Comparison of Breast Health Teaching Methods for Adolescent Females: Results of a Quasi-Experimental StudyJournal of Health Education Teaching.  4:24-38. 2013
    2013 Component analysis and initial validity of the exercise fear avoidance scale.Health values.  37:87-95. 2013
    2012 Preparing students to practice evidence-based dentistry: a mixed methods conceptual framework for curriculum enhancement.Journal of Dental Education.  76:1600-1614. 2012
    2012 Mentoring the “Net Generation”: Faculty perspectives in health educationCollege Student Journal.  46:397-404. 2012
    2011 Fear of physical response to exercise among overweight and obese adultsQualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.  3:174-192. 2011
    2011 The Healthy Web – Access to Online Health Information for Individuals with DisabilitiesInternational Electronic Journal of Health Education.  14:93-100. 2011
    2010 Responding to Health Information and Training Needs of Individuals with Disabilities.Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet.  14:23-32. 2010
    2009 Nutrition and physical activity resources to promote health among youthJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet.  13:254-264. 2009
    2009 Developing valid and reliable online survey instruments using commercial software programsJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet.  13:42-52. 2009
    2009 Responses of health and physical educators to overweight children in Alabama.Health Promotion Practice.  10:111-118. 2009
    2008 Benefits and barriers to medically supervised pediatric weight-management programs.Journal of Child Health Care.  12:329-343. 2008
    2008 Body-shape perceptions and body mass index of older African American and European American women.Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.  23:255-264. 2008
    2008 Ecological strategies to promote healthy body image among children.Journal of School Health.  78:359-367. 2008
    2005 Preferred body type of fitness instructors among university students in exercise classes.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  101:257-266. 2005
    2005 An analysis of health promotion and risk behaviors of freshman college students in a rural southern setting.Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  20:25-33. 2005
    1997 What Could your Spouse do to Increase your Sexual Satisfaction? Some Answers to this Question.Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  68. 1997

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers An Integrated Approach 2016

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 School Nutrition Policy Requirements 2013

    Teaching Overview

  • Teaching is both an art and a science. I try to use reflective practice in my teaching and incorporate my professional experience into practical applications in the classroom. I enjoy seeing students grow both personally and professionally and strive to mentor that process.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HPE200 - Quality of Life (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HE497 - Sec Health Ed Stud Teaching (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HE689 - Mthd/Mat Planning Hlth Ed Prog (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HE691 - Spec Topics in Health Educ (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HE343 - Theor and Determ of Hlth Behav (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HE490 - Spec Projects in Hlth Ed/SL (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HE691 - Spec Topics in Health Educ (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HE691 - Spec Topics in Health Educ (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HE490 - Spec Projects in Hlth Ed - SL (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HE641 - Content Issues II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HE692 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HE695 - Junior/Secondary Health Educ (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HE343 - Theor and Determ of Hlth Behav (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HE490 - Spec Projects in Health Educ (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HE491 - Problems in Health Education (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HE689 - Mthd/Mat Planning Hlth Ed Prog (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HE799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HE490 - Spec Projects in Health Educ (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HE640 - Content Issues I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HE799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE200 - Quality of Life (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE200 - Quality of Life (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HE489 - Health Education Methods (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HE689 - Mthd/Mat Planning Hlth Ed Prog (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HE692 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HE702 - Supervised Res in Health Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HE799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HPE200 - Quality of Life (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Full Name

  • Retta Evans
  • Blazerid

  • rrevans