Janice S. Emerson
Associate and Acting Director
Center for Prevention Research
College of Agriculture, Human and
Office Location: 124 Research and Sponsored Programs Building
Health policy, cancer and obesity prevention
Most Significant Publications
2013 Zhou Y, Emerson J, Levine R, Kihlberg C, Hull P. (2013). Childhood obesity prevention interventions in childcare settings: systematic review of controlled trials. American Journal of Health Promotion, e-pub ahead of print Sept., 2013.
2013 Levine, Robert S., Barbara Kilbourne, Paul Juarez, Courtney Kihlberg, Muktar Aliyu, Janice Emerson, Roger Zoorob. Comparing US military and civilian responses to the obesity epidemic. In Virginia M. Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, and Ruth Enid Zambrana (Eds.) Obesity Interventions in Underserved Communities: Evidence and Directions., Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins Press.
2012 Emerson, Janice S., Pamela C. Hull, Van A. Cain, Meggan L. Novotny, Celia O. Larson, Robert S. Levine. Challenges and Strategies in Serving the Uninsured in Nashville, Tennessee. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 35(4), 323–334.
2012 Emerson, Janice S., Pamela C. Hull, Van A. Cain, Meggan Novotny, Rodney E. Stanley, Robert S. Levine. (2012). TennCare Disenrollment and Avoidable Hospital Visits in Davidson County, Tennessee, Journal for HealthCare of Poor and Underserved, 23(1).
2009 Emerson, Janice S., Michelle Reece, Robert S. Levine, Pamela C. Hull, Baqar A. Husaini. (2009). “Predictors of New Screening for African American Men Participating in a Prostate Cancer Educational Program.” American Journal of Cancer Education, 24(4), 341-5.
2008 Husaini, Baqar A., Janice Emerson, Michelle Reece, Samuel Scales, Pamela C. Hull, and Robert Levine. (2008). “A Church-Based Education Program on Prostate Cancer Screening for African American Men: Reducing Health Disparity.” Ethnicity and Disease, 8(S2), 179-184.
2008 Hull, Pamela C., Baqar A. Husaini, Susanne Tropez-Sims, Michelle Reece, Janice Emerson and Robert Levine. “EPSDT Preventive Services in a Low-Income Pediatric Population: Impact of a Nursing Protocol.” Clinical Pediatrics, 47(2), 137-142.
1999 Excellence in Health Services Research Award, National HBCU Research Network for Health Services & Health Disparities 2002 Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi as graduate student in Psychology, Tennessee State University
2002 Presentation at the Women’s Health Conference in Washington DC reported on in Oncology International.
2003 Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Masters in Counseling Psychology from TSU.
2010 Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Doctorate in Public Administration from TSU.
Ph.D. Public Administration (concentration in Health Policy), Tennessee State University 2010
M.S. Psychology, Tennessee State University 2003
B.S. Sociology, Tennessee State University 2000
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