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Dr. Jody Early

Dr. Jody Early Dr. Jody Early
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Dr. Jody Early is an Associate Professor and community health educator in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Jody has championed issues relative to health equity and education for over 20 years, cutting across public, non-profit and private sectors. Her research and praxis interests are focused on developing culturally tailored health promotion programs within underserved communities, especially programs relative to women?s health and Latinx health. She also has expertise in CBPR and working with community members and stakeholders to design, implement and evaluate health education programs and interventions. She is currently serving as the Co-Director of the Center for Health Priorities and Progress that is part of the Providence Institute for a Healthier Community in Everett, Washington. Prior to her appointment at the University of Washington Bothell, Dr. Early held faculty and leadership appointments at Texas A&M, Walden University and Texas Woman?s University. Dr. Early has published and presented her scholarship nationally and abroad, and she is a co-author of the community health textbook (The Process of Community Health Education & Promotion, 2nd edition/3rd forthcoming in 2017) that serves as a guide to a wide array of health professionals who are engaged in the work of community health promotion. She has also published on women?s health issues (primarily breast cancer, diabetes, eating disorders, and violence against women); and digital pedagogies which enhance critical pedagogy in both higher education and health promotion. Jody?s most recent projects examine women?s grassroots contributions to building healthier communities and lay health promotion as a form of feminist activism.
Research Interest
Community health education and promotion; Freirean methods and CBPR; social ecological factors and social determinants that impact individual and population health; digital pedagogy and critical pedagogy; women?s health issues (e.g. breast cancer; HIV; violence against women; feminist health activism)

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