Sheila M Patterson (Sheila M. Patterson), PhD
 Title: IntrmAssocDnFacAfrs&SchlrlyCol
 Dept: College of Sciences and Health Professions, Dean's Office
 Office: IM 307J
 Phone: 216-875-9843
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. IM 307J, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Worksite health promotion, Accreditation, Ethics, Health behavior, Health disparities, Evaluation of programs
Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, 1992
M.S., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, 1989
B.S., Health Science, Mankato State University (MN), 1987
Brief Bio:
Dr. Sheila M. Patterson  serves the Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Collaboration in CSU's new College of Health. She has also held the role of Department Chairperson at CSU and another university. Dr. Patterson is a graduate faculty and primarily teaches health behavior, research methods, epidemiology, professional ethics and food politics.  Dr. Patterson is a past editor for The Health Educator: Journal of Eta Sigma Gamma and served on the national Board of Directors for Eta Sigma Gamma.  Her research interests include survey research, health equity, ethics training, professional preparation of health educators and worksite health promotion.  Dr. Patterson has served on the CSU IRB Committee and served as Faculty Athletic Representation for CSU Athletics/NCAA.

Dr. Patterson is a former Board Chair of the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and has served on a variety of national committees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).  She has published her research in a variety of health education-related journals and has made over 50 presentations at the national and state levels.  Her academic background is in community health; and she also has worked as a community health educator in a county health department.  Dr. Patterson has served as a consultant in the areas of needs assessment, survey research, program evaluation and as an external reviewer for health-related programs in higher education.
Research Interests:
Worksite Health Promotion, especially in institutions of higher education

Accreditation of health related programs

Professional Preparation in Health Education

Ethics and Health Behavior Change

Health Disparities and Community Programs
Teaching Areas:
Introductory Wellness
(online learning)

Measurement and Evaluation

Ethics and Health

Worksite Health Promotion

Human Sexuality

Survey Research

Qualitative Research
Professional Affiliations:
American Associate of Health Education

Society for Public Health Education

Eta Sigma Gamma
Professional Experience:
Department Chairperson

Former Associate Provost in a comprehensive Masters I University

Former Public Health Educator in local health department in Illinois

Consultant for agencies in Program Evaluation & Survey Research
University Service:
Co-Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)
Professional Service:
2007-2009              Board of Associate Editors, Journal of Health Education
2007-                 Co-Chair, SOPHE Strategic Planning Implementation Committee

2006-2009              Editorial Associate, Eta Sigma Gamman
2006  Present       Specialty Association (SPA) Coordinator to NCATE (for AAHE)

2006  Present       Unit Accreditation Board(UAB) NCATE

2005-Present          Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of American College Health
2005 - 2007           American Association of Health Education (AAHE)
                                Student Scholarship Committee