DrPH (2012) Community Health, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
MA (2003) Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
BA (2002) Intercultural Studies, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Community Health, Gerontology & Health, International Health - Problems and Issues, Stress Management, Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health, Advanced Seminar in Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Approach, International Health - Problems and Issues, Grant Development, Leadership and Systems: Mobilization of Public Health Assets, Methods in Community Health Research, Organizing Community for Health Action
Rural aging; Social isolation, loneliness and social connections among older adults; Intergenerational activities; Policies, systems, and environments to support family caregivers
Slawson, D et al. College Students As Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity Disparity In Southern Appalachia. NIH-NIMHD, 2011-2013.
Slawson D et al. Boundaries and Bridges to Adolescent Obesity Prevention: Identifying Parental Engagement Strategies in High Schools in Southern Appalachia. Tennessee Board of Regents, 2013-2014.
Slawson, D et al. Tennessee Coordinated School Health Evaluation. Tennessee Department of Education, 2005-2011
Southerland JL, Buttry T, Johnson C, Livesay S, Nichols L, Rogers P. (2022). Connections Network: Harnessing the Collective Influence of Grassroots Leaders to Address Health-Related Problems in Hawkins and Hancock County, TN. J Appalach Health, Notes from the Field. In Press.
Orimaye SO, Southerland JL, Oke AO, Ajibade A. (2020). Increased Prevalence in Alzheimer Disease in the Northeast Tennessee Region of the United States. South Med J. 2020 Jul;113(7):351-355. Doi:10.14423/smj.0000000000001116. PMID: 32617597.
Liegel M, Southerland JL, & Baker K. (2019). Social Media Use Among Nonprofit Organizations in Rural Appalachia. J Appalach Health. 2019;1:(2):44-55. Doi: https://doi.org/10.13023/jah.0102.05
Behringer B, Southerland JL, Plummer R. (2017). Case studies of community-academic partnerships established using the Give-Get-Grid Model. Health Promot Pract. 2017;19(5):654-663; Doi:10.1177/1524839917740118
Southerland JL, Slawson DL., Pack R, Sörensen S, Lyness JM, Hirsch JK. (2016). Trait hope and preparation for future care needs among older adult primary care patients. Clin Gerontol. 2016. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2015.1120254
Southerland J, Behringer B, Slawson D. (2013). Using the Give-Get Grid to understand potential expectations of engagement in a community-academic partnership. Health Promotion Practice. 14(6), 909-917. doi:10.1177/1524839913477657
Florence J, Pack RP, Southerland J, & Wykoff RF. (2012). The depth of rural health disparities in America: the ABCDE's. In Wendel and Crosby, (eds.) Handbook of Rural Health. 2012.
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