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Kadi Bliss

Kadi Bliss

Associate Professor

Health & Human Performance

“Health is a personal subject matter, and I love seeing students apply what they are learning in the classroom to their own lives and professional interests.” Dr. Bliss on what excites her about interactions with students

Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL

M.S. in Community Health Education from Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL

B.S. in Dietetics from Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL

Kadi Bliss is an Associate Professor in the department of Health and Human Performance. She is CHES certified and teaches courses in public health, k-12 teaching, and health care management concentrations.

Healthcare advocacy

Youth and adolescent health K-12 skills-based health education

Health education profession preparation

Bliss, K. & Miller, A. (2017). Predicting and increasing social media use in public health [Abstract]. Tennessee Medicine E-Journal, 2(3), Article 7.

Woods, K. & Bliss, K. (2016). Facilitating successful online discussions. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 16(2), 76-92.

Bliss, K. & Dressner, M. (2015). Examining advocacy activity and self-efficacy among health educators. American Journal of Health Studies, 30(4), 172-179.

Bliss, K. (2015). Social media in the classroom: An experiential teaching strategy to engage and educate. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 1(4), 186-193.

Hudson, H.K., Bliss, K.R., Bice, M.R., Lodyga, M.G, & Ragon, B. (2014). Creating peer-led media to teach sensitive topics: Recommendations from practicing health educators. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 5(1), 28-35.

Bliss, K. & Harris, J.L. (2014). Make some noise: A research-driven, performance-based approach to teaching advocacy. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 5(1), 1-13.

Bliss, K. & Ogletree, R.J. (2013). The future of health education: Potential new roles in the changing health care climate. American Journal of Health Studies, 28(4), 127-135.

Bliss, K. (2013). Developments in health care reform: A literature review. American Journal of Health Studies 28(2), 41-49.

Hudson, H. K., Bliss, K. R., & Fetro, J. V. (2012). Effects of text messaging on college students' perceptions of personal health. The Health Educator, 44(1), 28-35.

Bliss, K., Ogletree, R. J., and Liefer, M. (2011). The Health Educator readership survey 2011: Reporting the results. The Health Educator, 43(2), 37-43.

Ratnapradipa, D., Ritzel, D., Haramis, L., & Bliss, K. (2011). Bed bug epidemic: A challenge to public health. American Journal of Health Education, 42(4), 245-251.

Ratnapradipa, D., Ritzel, D., & Bliss, K. (2011). Bed bug epidemic: Using a health risk communication approach. Umwelt and Gesundheit Online, 4, 67-70.

Bliss, K., Lodyga, M., Bochantin, S., Null, D. (2010). Accuracy of health and wellness messages provided by ChaCha, The mobile answers text messaging service. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 13, 49-58.

Robins, A., Ratnapradipa, D., Bliss, K. (2010). Measuring awareness of the impacts of change in the public health workforce: A precursory step in promoting a shared vision via cross-sectoral collaboration. Online Journal for Workforce Collaboration and Development, 4(4), 1-13.