Veronica J. Oates
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
Office Location: 224 Humphries Hall
Childhood obesity prevention, weight maintenance issues and the influences of culture and media
Currently Funded Research:
USDA NIFA “Building Capacity of Youth – Active and Media Savvy (YAMS).” Principal Investigator
USDA AFRI “Nashville Children Eating Well (CHEW) for Health.” Co-Investigator
1. Gooden, K.M., Carter-Edwards, L., Hoyo, C., Akbar, J., Cleveland R.J., Oates, V., Jackson, E., Furberg, H., Gammon, M.D. “For the patient. Recruitment strategies for cancer research studies.” Ethnicity & disease 2005;15(1):151.
2. Campbell, M.K., James, A., Hudson, A., Carr, C., Jackson, E., Oates, V., Demissie, S., Farrell, D., Tessaro, I. “Improving multiple behaviors for colorectal cancer prevention among African American church members.” Health Psychology, 23(5): 492-502, 2004.
3. Thrasher, J.F., Campbell, M.K., Oates, V.J. “Behavior-specific social support for cancer risk behaviors among African American church members: Applying optimal matching theory.” Health Education & Behavior, 31 (2): 193-205, April 2004.
NUFS 2010 – Basic Nutrition
NUFS 2110 – Elementary Nutrition
NUFS 4110 – Advanced Nutrition
Committee Chairperson of the “Tame the Tube” behavior for the Families, Food and Fitness Community of Practice on eXtension (http://www.extension.org).
Recent Honors and Awards:
New Connections 3rd Annual Symposium Travel Award,Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009.
Pink Zone Professor Award, Department of Athletics, Tennessee State University Academic Excellence award, 2009
Ph.D. (Nutrition) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. (Human Sciences) North Carolina Central University
M.S. (Biology) North Carolina Central University
B.S. (Chemistry) North Carolina Central University
B.S. (Biology) North Carolina Central University
Date joined staff: August 2008