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Ph.D., Health Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (2012)
M.S., Health Education, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (2008)
B.S., Dietetics, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (2006)

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Health Promotion for Adolescents
Skill Development
Health Policy
Health Disparities
Technology in Health

Research Interests

Health Policy
Health Care Reform Issues
Social Determinants of Health
Health Economics
Health Communication
Community Organizing and Participatory Action Research

Grants/Sponsored Research

Bliss, K. (February 2013- Present). Health Educators and Health Care Policy Advocacy in a Changing Climate. Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant.

Mercier, K., Gibbone, A., Bliss, K., Thom, T., Cortina, M., & Bloom, J. (2013). Freeport UFSD Carol M. White Physical Education Program.

Fetro, J. & Bliss, K. (August 2010- December 2011), Addressing Asthma in Southern Illinois Hispanic/Latino Community.

Refereed Articles

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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 studentsí perceptions of personal health. The Health Educator, 44(1), 28-35.

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

Ratnapradipa, D., Ritzel, D., Haramis, L., & Bliss, K. (2011), Bed bug epidemic: A challenge to public health. American Journal of Health Education, 42(4), 245-250.

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.

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.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Bliss, K. (2013, December). Strategic use of electronic resources to meet your wellness needs. AU Wellness Lecture, Garden City, NY.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Bliss, K. (2014). Health care reform advocacy options: Reaching consensus among health professionals. In AAHPERD. St. Louis, MO.

Bliss, K. (2013). Guidance Document: A Refresher. In HealthNets. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Bliss, K., Ogletree, R. (2012). Health Educators as a Think Tank: Recommendations for Health Care Reform Proposals and Potential Roles for the Profession. In SOPHE National Convention. San Francisco, CA.

Ratnapradipa, D., Fetro, J., Bliss, K., & Preihs, K. (2012). Addressing Asthma Triggers in University Residence Halls. In SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference. Nashville, TN.

Hudson, H. K., Bliss, K. R., Lodyga, M. G., & Bice, M. R. (2011). Channel Surfing Contraceptives: Instructors tuning in or changing the channel? In AAHPERD National Conference. San Diego, CA.

Bliss, K., Boyd-Null, D.,Bochantin, S., & Lodyga, M. (2010). Accuracy of Health and Wellness Messages Provided by ChaCha, The Mobile Answers Text Message Service. In AAHPERD National Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Honors and Accomplishments

Member of Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education Honorary

Professional Activities

American Association of Health Education (AAHE) member
American School Health Association (ASHA) member
New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc. (NYS-AHPERD) member
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) member

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Identification No. 17004