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Deborah M Owen

Instructor | MSH

Public Health | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Social and Behavioral Public Health

Program Planning and Evaluation

School-based Drug Prevention

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Education

Master of Science in Health - Health Promotion/Health Education, 12/95
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
 

Bachelor of Arts – Economics, 5/92
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
 

CHES Certified (Certified Health Education Specialist) 1995-2002
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Whitehall, PA

Biography

Deborah M. Owen is an Instructor in the Department of Public Health.  She teaches Planning and Evaluating of Health Programs, Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention, and has led public health study abroad courses to Europe.  She is the Faculty Advisor for the UNF chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) Health Education Honorary Society and the UNF Public Health Student Association.  She also serves on the UNF Activities Abroad Risk Review Committee (AARRC), and is actively involved on campus and in the community with prescription drug abuse prevention efforts.



 

SERVICE                 

University of North Florida- Member, Activities Abroad Risk Review Committee (AARRC), International Center, Review and approve all UNF international activities.  6/2016-present

University of North Florida- Member, International TLO Grant Review Committee, 8/2016-2018

Brooks College of Health – Faculty Advisor, Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Honorary Society, 8/2014–present; Faculty Advisor, Public Health Student Association, 8/2018-present

Drug Free Duval- Member, Northeast FL Prescription Drug and Heroin Task Force, Jan 2016-2019

Brooks College of Health Faculty Advisor, BCH Learning-Living Community (LLC), 8/2013 – 8/2016

Duval County School Board – School Health Advisory Council, 5/2014 – 8/2016

Duval County School Board – School Health Advisory Council, Health Education Subcommittee, 5/2014-8/2016       

Brooks College of Health – Florida Blue Community Health Scholars Program Coordinator, 12/2014-5/2015

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor  8/14-current

Department of Public Health, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida

Leader, Public Health in Central Europe Study Abroad  5/14/16-5/24/16 

Department of Public Health, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida

Co-leader, Explore Switzerland and Public Health Study Abroad  6/04/15-6/14/15

Brooks College of Health, Dept. of Public Health, University of North Florida

Geneva, Switzerland

Visiting Instructor / Adjunct Faculty Member  1/11- 8/14

Department of Public Health, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida

 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate "Planning and Evaluating Health Programs"

Undergraduate "Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention"

Undergraduate "Personal and Community Health"

Undergraduate "Public Health in Central Europe"

Undergraduate "Foundations of Health Science Research"

Undergraduate "Foundations of Evaluation"

Undergraduate "Medical Terminology"

Graduate Health Promotion/Health Education Strategies

 


Lecturer and Discussion Leader:

Graduate “Human Health Behavior” (Health Promotion / Health Education Theory)

Gradiate "Evaluation of Health Promotion/Health Education Programs"

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 

Research Assistant/Grant Writing Consultant, 5/10 – 6/10
Department of Public Health, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
 

Research Consultant, 6/02 – 12/02
Center for Drug Prevention and Health Promotion, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
 


Research Coordinator, 7/94 – 6/02
Center for Drug Prevention and Health Promotion, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

 

TRAININGS

  1. SMARTRecovery Online Facilitor, and Friends and Family Facilitator Training 30 hrs (Completion 11/18)
  2. Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication, Univ. at Albany School of Public Health, CPHCE 10/18
  3. Evaluating a Public Health Program, Univ. at Albany School of Public Health, CPHCE 10/18
  4. Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid and Child CPR AED Training 2-year Certification (8/2018-8/2020)
  5. UNF CIRT TOL Track A Blended and Online Course Development Training 40 hours (Fall 2017)
  6. Opioid and Heroin Taskforce Community Trainer (Fall 2017)
  7. Wellcoaches Intro: Core Competencies for Health, Fitness and Wellness Professionals (10/2014)
  8. Certified Online Instructor TOL 6100 Foundation Course 5/12, 11/17  University of North Florida, Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Awards

2018 Presidential Faculty Leader Award

University of North Florida Office of the President

 

2017-2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award 

University of North Florida Faculty Association

 

2015-2016 Outstanding International Leadership Award

University of North Florida International Council

 

University of North Florida Scholarship Award for Outstanding Potential in Health Education.

University of North Florida Award for Academic Excellence in a Graduate Program.
      

Affiliations

Member, American Public Health Association, 3/19-current

Member, Florida Public Health Association, 8/14-current

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Owen, D.M. & Wynn, R.D. (2017)

Ospreys: Know The Risks – Peer Education to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse. $15,000.  UNF Foundation Board Initiatives.

 

Owen, D.M. & Apatu, E.J. (2015).

Development Grant for a Study Abroad to Greece.  Funded by the UNF College of Health International Certificate Program at $4812. Co-leader.

 

Werch, C. E., Pappas, D. M., & Chally, P. S. (1998-2000). 

Tailored Stage and Social Norm Prevention Strategies for First Year Residential University Students. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Program. Funded for a two-year period at $247,122. Research Coordinator 1998-2000.

Publications & Presentations

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS


Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C. C., Owen, D. M., Jobli, E., & Carlson, J. M. (2005). Single vs. multiple drug prevention: Is more always better? A pilot study. Substance Use & Misuse, 40 (8), 1085-1101.


Werch, Chudley E., Moore, Michele J., DiClemente, Carlo C., Owen, Deborah M., Jobli, Edessa, & Bledsoe, Rhonda (2003). A Sport-based intervention for preventing alcohol use and promoting physical activity among adolescents. Journal of School Health, 73 (10), 380-388.


Werch, Chudley E., Owen, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., Moore, Michele J., DiClemente, Carlo C., & Edgemon, Patricia. (2003). One-year follow-up results of the STARS for Families alcohol prevention program. Health Education Research:Theory and Practice, 18 (1), 74-87.

 

Werch, Chudley E., & Owen, Deborah M. (2003). Effectos iatrogenicos de los programas de prevencion de alcohol y drogas. Revista Peruana De Drogoddependencias, 1(1), 11-34. Originally published in:Werch, Chudley E., & Owen, Deborah M. (2002) Iatrogenic effects of alcohol and drug prevention programs. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63(5), 581-590.


Werch, Chudley E., Carlson, Joan M., Pappas, Deborah M., Edgemon, Patricia, and DiClemente, Carlo C. (2002). A brief alcohol preventive intervention for student athletes. The Prevention Researcher, 9 (3), 4-5.
 

Werch, Chudley E., Owen, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., DiClemente, Carlo C., & Carbonari, Joseph P. (2001). Effects of a stage-based alcohol preventive intervention for inner-city youth. Journal of Drug Education, 31 (2), 123-138.


Carlson, Joan M., Moore, Michele J., Pappas, Deborah M., Werch, Chudley E., Edgemon, Patricia, and Watts, Graham. (2000). A pilot-intervention to increase parent-child communication about alcohol avoidance. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 45 (2), 59-70.


Werch, Chudley E., Carlson, Joan M., Pappas, Deborah M., Edgemon, Patricia, Watts, Graham, and DiClemente, Carlo C. (2000). Effects of a Brief Alcohol Preventive Intervention for Youth Attending School Sports Physical Examinations. Substance Use & Misuse, 35 (3), 421-432.


Werch, Chudley E., Pappas, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., DiClemente, Carlo C., and Carbonari, Joseph P. (2000). Evaluation of a Brief Alcohol Prevention Program for Urban School Youth. American Journal of Health Behavior, 24 (2), 120-131.

 

Werch, Chudley E., Pappas, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., DiClemente, Carlo C., Chally, Pamela S., & Sinder, Jacqueline A. (2000). Results of a social norm intervention to prevent binge drinking among first year residential college students. Journal of American College Health, 49 (2), 85-92.
 

Werch, Chudley E., Pappas, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., and DiClemente, Carlo C. (1999). Six Month Outcomes of an Alcohol Prevention Program for Inner-City Youth. American Journal of Health Promotion, 13 (4), 237-240.
 

Pappas, Deborah M., Werch, Chudley E., and Carlson, Joan M. (1998). Recruitment and Retention in an Alcohol Prevention Program at Two Inner-city Middle Schools. Journal of School Health, 68 (6), 231-236.


Werch, Chudley E., Pappas, Deborah M., Carlson, Joan M., and DiClemente, Carlo C.(1998). Short and Long-term Effects of a Prevention Program to Reduce Alcohol Consumption. Substance Use & Misuse, 33 (11), 2303-2321.


Werch, Chudley E., Carlson, Joan M., Pappas, Deborah M., Dunn, Michael, and Williams, Teresa (1997). Risk Factors Related to Urban Youth Stage of Alcohol Initiation. American Journal of Health Behavior, 21 (5), 377-387.
 

Werch, Chudley E., Carlson, Joan M., Pappas, Deborah M., and DiClemente, Carlo (1996). Brief Nurse Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth. Journal of School Health, 66 (9), 335-338.
 

Werch, Chudley E., Pappas, Deborah M., and Castellon-Vogel, Eduardo A. (1996). Drug Use Prevention Efforts at Colleges and Universities in the United States. Substance Use & Misuse, 31 (1), 65-80.
 

Werch, Chudley E., Lepper, Julie M., Pappas, Deborah M., and Castellon-Vogel, Eduardo A. (1994). Use of Theoretical Models in Drug Prevention Programs. Journal of College Student Development, 35 (5), 359-363.

 

 

REFEREED NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Bledsoe, R. L., Werch, C. E., Owen, D. M., Jobli, E. C., Carlson, J. M., & Moore, M. J. (2002, November). Relationship between health behaviors and alcohol use among adolescents. American Public Health Association 130th National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Jobli, E. C., Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., & Owen, D. M. (2002, November). Assessing self-reports of alcohol use using two questionnaire formats. American Public Health Association 130th National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Jobli, E. C., Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., Owen, D. M., & Carlson, J. M. (2002, November). Specific alcohol beverage use among middle school use. American Public Health Association 130th National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C. C., Owen, D. M., Carlson, J. M., & Jobli, E. C. (2002, November). Comparing the efficacy of single and multiple drugs prevention. American Public Health Association 130th National Convention, Philadelphia, PA.


Moore, M. J., Owen, D. M., Werch, C. E, & Jobli, E. C. (2002, October). Sports participation and substance abuse among 8th grade middle school youth. American School Health Association National Convention, Charlotte, N.C.


Carlson, J. M., Werch, C. E., Owen, D. M., Moore, M. J., & Jobli, E. C. (2002, March). Alcohol, physical fighting and weapon-carrying among middle school youth. The American Academy of Health Behavior 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Napa Valley, CA.


Carlson, J. M., Werch, C. E., Owen, D. M., Moore, M. J., Kolomeyer, I., Jobli, E., Provencher, L., & Chally, P. S. (2001, October). Recruitment and retention in a longitudinal study to prevent binge drinking among residential college students. American Public Health Association 129th National Convention, Atlanta, GA.


Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Carlson, J. M., & Owen, D. M. (2001, October). Results of a two year intervention to prevent binge drinking among university students. American Public Health Association 129th National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Carlson, J. M., & Owen, D. M. (2001, July). Results of a tailored intervention to prevent binge drinking among university students. XVIIth World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Paris, France.


Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Pappas, D. M., & Carlson, J. M. (2000, September). Factors associated with heavy drinking among first year university students. Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, NM.

 

UNIVERSITY RELATED PRESENTATION

 

Barr, E.M. & Owen, D. (2018, April). Providing Experience and Mentorship through Meaningful Service.  Symposium of Teaching and Learning, University of North Florida Research Week.

Owen
Contact Information

(904) 620-1430

d.owen@unf.edu


Office Hours

Tues. and Thurs. 12:00-2:30