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Kadi Bliss

Kadi Bliss


Health & Human Performance


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 a Professor in the department of Health and Human Performance.  She is MCHES® certified and currently serves as the Program Director for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Pronouns: she / her

Healthcare advocacy

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

Health education profession preparation

Brewer, K.L., McDermott, R.L., Bliss, K., McDaniel, J.T., & Gary, M. (2022). College level personal health courses: A perspective for improving their relevance and reducing health disparities in the US. Health Behavior and Policy Review, (9)1, 645-659. doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.9.1.3

Bliss, K. & Marsh, S. (2021). A Backwards Design Approach to Health Communication: Developing Health Literacy Skills during COVID-19. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. doi.org/10.1177/23722799211011493

Brewer, K., Diehr, A., & Bliss, K. (2020). Why don’t we just ask them? A qualitative study regarding college student perceptions on what topics should be included in an introductory health course. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. doi.org/10.1177/2373379920926193

Bliss, K., Zarco, E., Trovato, M., & Miller, A. (2018). Social media use among health education specialists: A pilot study. American Journal of Health Studies, 33(3), 80-89.

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.