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Darleesa Doss, Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Associate Professor
Behavioral Science and Health Equity

Courses Taught

BSH 5400: Assessment, Intervention Development (AIDE) 1; PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Health


Ph.D., Health Behavior, Indiana University Bloomington
MPH, Indiana University Bloomington

Research Interests

Addressing racial/ethnic health disparities; overweight and obesity prevention strategies; improving health behaviors among underserved populations with an emphasis on physical activity and nutritional behaviors; health promotion education; maternal and child health

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Post, E. G., Riveria, M. J., Doss, D., & Eberman, L. E. (2022). Parent decision-making regarding youth sport participation during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study. Journal of Community Health DOI: 10.1007/s10900-022-01078-4
  2. Murillo, R., Doss, D., Yanez, J., & Ortega, L. (2019). The association between seeing people walk and neighborhood social cohesion. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 6(2), 174-181. 
  3. Agrawal, P., Mercer, A., Hassanali, J., Carmack, C., Doss, D., Murillo, R. (2018). Gender differences in the association between alcohol use and sedentary behavior among adults. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(7); 1576-1581. doi: 10.1177/0890117118761338
  4. Berlin, K., Blondeau, W., Doss, D., & Nolting, T. (2018). Easy as PIE: A recipe for approaching the Areas of Responsibility and Competencies for Health Education Specialist. Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2373379918783007 

Professional Organizations and Associations

• American Public Health Association (APHA)
• Indiana Society for Public Health Education (InSOPHE)
• Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Community Work and Service

• President, Indiana Society for Public Health Education (InSOPHE)
• Board Member, Minority Health Coalition