Zilber School of Public Health Building, Room 409
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Prevention, Harvard University
PhD, Public Health, Ohio State University
MPH, Indiana University
BS, Applied Health Science, Indiana University
Interests and Expertise
Factors and processes for addressing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities in chronic disease prevalence including:
- Multiple health behavior change interventions with a particular focus on physical activity and healthy eating
- The social context of participation in health behaviors
- Mixed methodology research designs
I am a Registered Dietitian and trained in public health, specifically in community health education and health promotion/behavior change. I am building a research program incorporating both observational and intervention methods to address physical activity participation, healthy food consumption and subsequently chronic disease prevalence in low-income and racial/ethnic minority communities.
My work is mixed methods and community engaged. I am very interested in innovative community-academic partnerships and research designs that address health equity.
Active research areas include:
- African American men’s health
- Obesity prevention in Latino neighborhoods in Milwaukee
- Culinary education as a healthy eating intervention for MPS middle school children
- Physical activity intervention methods for racially and economically diverse older adults
- Patterns and predictors of health behaviors among residents of low-income housing developments
I believe in the power of learner centered teaching techniques and co-learning. I enjoy using a participatory classroom style and learning new ways of teaching such as online pedagogy.
I currently teach in the MPH and PhD programs at the Zilber School of Public Health. I teach PH706: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, the CBHP core for the MPH curriculum. I also teach PH725: Theories and Models of Health Behavior in the MPH program. For the PhD programs, I teach one of the core courses called PH819: Social and Environmental Justice in Public Health.
I have also taught a fully online version of PH101: Introduction to Public Health.
Tucker-Seeley, R.D., Harley, A. E., M., Stoddard, A., Sorensen, G.(In Press).Financial hardship and self-rated health among low-income housing residents.Health Education & Behavior.
Hunter, P, Kessler, C, Frazer, D, Greer, Y. D., Nelson, D, Harley, A. E., Martinez, R, Thate, M, & Flynn, P. (In Press).Nutrition Education at Mobile Markets: Community-engaged, Evidence-based Interventions to Address Obesity in Low-income Neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.
Zusevics, K., Lemke, M., Harley, A. E., & Florsheim, P.(In Press).Project Health: Evaluation of a project-based health education program.Health Education.
Katz, M. L., Ferketich, A. K., Broder-Oldach, B., Harley, A. E., Reiter, P. L., Paskett, E. D., & Bloomfield, C. D. (Epub ahead of print 21 August 2011).Physical activity among Amish and non-Amish adults living in Ohio Appalachia. Journal of Community Health.
Katz, M. L., Ferketich, A. K., Paskett, E. D., Harley, A. E., Reiter, P. L., Lemeshow, S., Westman, J. A., Clinton, S. K., & Bloomfield, C. D.(2011).Cancer screening practices among Amish and non-Amish adults living in Ohio Appalachia.Journal of Rural Health, 27, 302-309.
Hunt, M. K., Harley, A. E., Stoddard, A. M., Lederman, R. I., MacArthur, M. J., & Sorensen, G.(2010). Elements of external validity of Tools for Health: An intervention for construction laborers. American Journal of Health Promotion, May-Jun;24(5): e11-20.
Harley, A. E., Devine, C. M., Beard, B., Stoddard, A. M., Hunt, M. K., & Sorensen, G.(2010).Multiple health behavior changes in a cancer prevention intervention for construction workers.Preventing Chronic Disease, 7(3).
Harley, A. E., Buckworth, J., Katz, M. L., Willis, S. K., Odoms-Young, A. & Heaney, C. A.(2009).Developing long-term physical activity participation: A grounded theory study with African American women.Health Education & Behavior, 36(1), 97-112.
Harley, A. E., Katz, M. L., Heaney, C. A., Duncan, D. T., Buckworth, J., Odoms-Young, A., & Willis, S. K.(2009).Social support and companionship among active African American women.American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(6), 673-685.
Harley, A. E., Odoms-Young, A., Beard, B., Katz, M. L., & Heaney, C. A.(2009).African American social and cultural contexts and physical activity: Strategies for navigating challenges to participation.Women & Health, 49(1), 84-100.