Dr. Reddy

Diane M. Reddy


Office: Garland Hall 238A
Phone: (414) 229-4217
e-mail: reddy@uwm.edu


Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1984

Key Areas of Interest

Health Psychology
Science of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests:

The professional development of graduate students is a priority for me. Reflecting this, I have directed the doctoral research of 20 Ph.D.’s. These alumni went on to obtain research center directorships, distinguished postdoctoral fellowships, tenure-track faculty positions, high level corporate positions, clinical positions, and research and clinical positions at medical centers. I am interested in collaborating with students on research focused on health promotion and prevention especially in relation to the health of women, adolescents, racial and ethnic minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals. Current projects include 1) Tailoring interventions to improve health and reduce health disparities, 2) Improving doctor-patient interactions and health communication, 3) Improving adolescent and women’s health, 4) Health promotion in work settings. I am also interested in the science of teaching and learning and have secured over $3 million in external funding for current research on the U-Pace instructional approach.

Recent Publications:

Ports, K.A., Reddy, D.M.,& Rameshbabu, A. (in press). Cervical cancer prevention in Malawi: A qualitative study of women’s perspectives. Journal of Health Communication.

Reddy, D.M., Fleming, R., Pedrick, L.E., Jirovec, D.L., Pfeiffer, H.M., Ports, K.A., Barnack-Tavlaris, J.L., Helion, A.M., & Swain, R.A. (2013). U-Pace instruction: Improving student success by integrating content mastery and amplified assistance. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(1), 145-152.

Ports, K.A., Reddy, D.M., & Barnack-Tavlaris, J.L. (2013). Sex differences in health-care provider communication during genital herpes care and patients' health outcomes. Journal of Health Communication, 18(12), 1436-1448.

Rameshbabu, A., Reddy, D.M., & Fleming, R. (2013). Correlates of negative physical health in call center shift workers. Applied Ergonomics, 44, 350 – 354.

Crowley, O., Marquette, J., Reddy, D.M., & Fleming, R. (2013). Factors predicting willingness to eat irradiated meat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(1), 95-105.

Ports, K.A., Reddy, D.M., & Rameshbabu, A. (2013). Barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccination: Perspectives from Malawian women. Women & Health, 53(6), 630-645.

Reddy, D.M., Fleming, R., Pedrick, L.E., Ports, K.A., Barnack-Tavlaris, J., Helion, A., & Swain, R. (2011). U-Pace: Facilitating academic success for all students. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(4), www.educause.edu/library/EQM1140

Barnack-Tavlaris, J.L., Reddy, D.M., & Ports, K.A. (2010). Psychological adjustment among women living with genital herpes. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(1), 12-21.

Barnack, J.L., Reddy, D.M., & Swain, C. (2010). Predictors of parent's willingness to vaccinate for human papillomovirus and physician's intention to recommend the vaccine. Women’s Health Issues, 20(1), 28-34.

Helion, A.M., Reddy, D.M., Kies, A.L., Morris, D.R., & Wilson, C.M. (2008). Influence of communicator’s race on efficacy of an HIV/STD prevention intervention among African American and Caucasian college students. Public Health Nursing, 25(5), 440-450.

Hudetz, J.A., Iqbal, Z., Gandhi, S.D., Patterson, K.M., Hyde, T., Reddy, D.M., Hudetz, A.G., & Warltier, D.C. (2007). Postoperative cognitive dysfunction in older patients with a history of alcohol abuse. Anesthesiology, 106(3), 1-8.

Randolph, M., & Reddy, D.M. (2006). Predicting sexual functioning in women with chronic pelvic pain: The impact of depression, relationship mutual support, and child sexual abuse. Journal of Sex Research, 43, 38-45.

Reddy, D.M., Fleming, R., & Swain, C. (2002). Effect of mandatory parental notification on adolescent girls' use of sexual health care services. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288, 710-714.