Office#: 322-C Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1756
Other Title: Director, CEHD Writing Initiative (P.O.W.E.R)
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
  • Professor, Dept of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2008 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2003 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1999 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio (1996 - 1999)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1994 - 1996)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1992 - 1994)

Area(s) of Emphasis
Community Health
Research Interests
Prevention Education
Program Evaluation
Reproductive Health
Sex Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Diep, C. S., Foster, M., McKyer, E. L. J., Goodson, P., Guidry, J. J., & Liew, J. (In Press). What are Asian-American youth consuming? A systematic literature review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (In Press)

2. Jeon, K.C., Goodson, P. (2015). Alcohol and sex: the influence of friendship networks on co-occurring risky health behaviors of US adolescents. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2015.1110954.

3. Chen, L.S., Goodson, P., Jung, E . Popoola, O. Kwok, O.M. & Muenzenberger, A. A Survey of Texas Health Educators. Family Health History-Based Practice. American Journal of Health Behavior. 39(5):632-639

4. Acosta, S., Goltz, H.H., Goodson, P. (2015). Autoethnography in action research for health education practitioners. Action Research 13(4), 411-431. DOI: 10.1177/1476750315573589

5. Chen, X., Goodson, P., Acosta, S. (2015). Blending Health Literacy With an English as a Second Language Curriculum: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (sup 2), 101-111. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1066467 *

6. Lu, W., McKyer, E.L., Lee, C., Ory, M.G., Goodson, P., Wang, S. (2015). Children[48]19s active commuting to school: an interplay of self-efficacy, social economic disadvantage, and environmental characteristics. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12:29. DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0190-8

7. Rogers, CR, Goodson, P., Foster, M. (2015). Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Younger African American Men: A Systematic Review. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 8(3), 133-156.

8. Diep, C. S., Lu, W., McKyer, E. L. J., Goodson, P., Guidry, J. J., Murano, P. S., & Liew, J. (2015). Influences of fruit and vegetable intake among Asian youth on Texas WIC. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2(6), 429-437. doi: 10.14485/HBPR.2.6.3

9. Goodson, P. (2015). Researching Genes, Behavior, and Society to Improve Population Health: A Primer in Complex Adaptive Systems as an Integrative Approach. In: Perry, B.L. (Ed). Genetics, Health and Society. Advances in Medical Sociology 16, 127-156

10. Rosen BL, Goodson P, Thompson B, Wilson KL. (2015). School nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, perceptions of role as opinion leader, and professional practice regarding human papillomavirus vaccine for youth. Journal of School Health 85, 73-81. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Sandra Gayle Suther (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Kelly Wilson (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Sarah Dunsmore (Fall, 2005), Ph.D.
Eric Buhi (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Catherine Rasberry (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Carla Cheatham (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Lei-Shih Chen (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Adam Barry (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Heather Honore (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Tomeka Michelle Robinson (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Jing Zhang (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Kristina Garcia (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Brittany Rosen (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Charles Rogers (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Kwon Chan Jeon (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Wuraola Jacobs (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Megan Stiefel Patterson (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2009). Journal of Sex Research


(2013). 2013 Dean's Roundtable - Outstanding Educator Awar.  Outstanding Educator Award

(2012). PIPER Teaching Award.  Sole Nominee for TAMU, State Level Competition

(2012). Presidential Professor Award.  University Award

(2010). Association of Former Students.  Awarded Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

(2008). Armstrong Scholar Award.  Department of Health and Kinesiology

(2005). Association of Former Students.  Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching

(2003). Outstanding Graduate Student.  Sandy Suther is a doctoral student (TAMU)

(2003). Best undergrad poster award.  Emily Davis undergrad research project partner (TAMU)

(2002). Division of Health and Safety Research Award. 

(2002). Montague.  Center for Teaching Excellence

(2000). Outstanding New Faculty.  COE Development Council Award

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