St. Bonaventure University

School of Health Professions Faculty


Allen, Jeffrey

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Public Health and Health Science
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Health Professions

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Public Health
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2597
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OFFICE
Francis Hall 202
COURSES TAUGHT
  • HS 413. Health Sciences Internship
  • PHB 301. Public Health Promotion Planning
  • HS 309. Nutrition
  • PHB 302. Diversity & Inclusion in Public Health
  • PHB 202. Marketing & Communication in Public Health
  • HS 201. Research Methods in Health
     
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Doctorate of Health Sciences, Indiana State University, 2019
  • Master of Public Affairs, Health Services Administration, Indiana University Northwest, 2015
  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Health Studies, Purdue University Northwest, 2012
     
OTHER EDUCATION
  • Indiana certified Emergency Medical Technician
     
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
I actually enjoyed a first career in the hospitality industry serving as an area director, corporate trainer, and broadline foodservice territory manager. A convergence of events led me to the healthcare arena where I have worked in emergency field medicine, served as a career development liaison for the allied health programs at Purdue Northwest while teaching for 5 years, and I’m excited to say I’ve made the transition to St. Bonaventure.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Publications
  • Allen, J. S. (2014). Precipitating Factors Influencing Obesity Rates in Indiana. Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, 17, 154-65.
  • Allen, J. S. (2013). The Other in One Another. Portals, 41, 23-35.
  • Allen, J. S. (2012). The Old World:  Shaped by Economics and Disease. Portals, 40, 45-48
 
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
Research Interests
obesity, food insecurity, rural health, sleep quality and duration

Papers in progress
  • Indirect Effects of Social System Factors on Community Obesity Rates (in progress)
  • Toxic Supervisors, Diminished Sleep Duration and Quality, and Health Outcomes (in progress)
  • Physical Activity Barriers in the Digital Age (in revision)
  • Inspiring Positive Health Behaviors through Social Media and Recreational Applications (in progress)
 
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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