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Dr. Tara Underwood - DHA, CHES

Dean School of Health Sciences
School of Health and Natural Sciences

Phone: 478.471.2783

  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 260
    Fax: 478-471-2787
Courses: Epidemiology for Translational Research (graduate level)
Principles of Epidemiology (undergraduate level)
Forensic Epidemiology (undergraduate level)
Leadership for the Health Professional (undergraduate level)
Grant-writing (undergraduate level)
Overview of Rural Health (graduate level)
Community Health (undergraduate level)
School-based Health Education (undergraduate level)

Education: Doctorate of Health Administration - Central Michigan University
Master of Science - Community Health; Emphasis - Health Promotion - Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science - Community Health Education - Morris Brown College
Professional Experience: Presentations

Featured Speaker - U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Healthcare Georgia Foundation "Health Means Business" Forum (February 2017) https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/columbus-ga-health-means-business-forum

Lakin, M., Underwood, T., Brewer, P. and Crossman, G. "Ohio Values Veterans Regional Workshop", American Council on Education presentation, Columbus, OH (April 2015).

Smith, C. and Underwood, T. "Academic Bullying: Is it a Problem on Your Campus?" 32nd Academic Chairpersons Conference. Podium Presentation (February, 2015).

Lakin, M. and Underwood, T. Adult Learning Consortium, "Myth-busting the ACE Credit Review" for the American Council on Education (June 2014).

Lakin, M. and Underwood, T. Workshop for the University System of Georgia, "Mapping ACE Credit Recommendations" for the American Council on Education (April 2014).
Professional Affiliations: American College of Epidemiology
American College of Healthcare Executives
American Public Health Association
Directors of Health Promotion and Education
National Association of Health Service Executives
Eta Sigma Gamma
Georgia Public Health Association
Publications: Underwood, T., Smith, J., and Sultan, D. (2020). FitnessGram Assessment Results in Five Rural Counties of Georgia. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association 8(1):23-31.

Koohang, A., Paliszkiewicz, J., Nord, J., Paullet, K., and Underwood, T. (2019). Predictors of success in security and data protection awareness of mobile devices: Trust and privacy. Issues in Information Systems 20(1): 1-11.

Walker, M., Pate, J., Kim, D., Bochenko, M. and Underwood, T. (2018). Teachers' Concerns about the Implementation of Blended Learning. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science. 11(3): 107-117.

Lakin, M. and Underwood, T. (2017). The State of Stackable Credentials: Trends and Challenges. The Council of State Governments, The Book of the States. knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/Lakin2017.pdf

Toland, R., Konecny, L., Underwood, T. and Stokes, G. (2013). Reduction of Risky Sexual Behavior through Behavioral Modification-Based Curriculum. Student Dissertation. A.T. Still University, School of Health Management. Proquest UMI 3591110.

Redmond, T. (2010). The Teacher's Role in Enforcing Proper Hand-washing Techniques Among School-Aged Children in the Midst of the H1N1 Pandemic. Perspectives in Learning Journal, 11(1). http://csupress.columbusstate.edu/pil/vol11/iss1/10.

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