Jeffrey Clark

Chairperson Emeritus Physiology and Health Science

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Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Jeffrey Clark was a member of the department from 1994 to 2012. He served as Department Chair from 2008 to 2012.  His expertise is in the areas of health education, human sexuality, HIV/AIDS education, and community health education program evaluation. He currently serves as the director of the Smokefree Indiana project and the Hepatitis C Surveilance Program.

Education
HSD - School/College Health Education and Administration, Indiana University, 1991
MEd - School/College Health Education, Oregon State University, 1977
BA - School/College Health Education, Western Illinois University, 1974

Recent Publications

  1. Clark, J. K., Brey, R. A., Banter, A. E., & Khubchandani, J. (2012). The delivery of
    sexuality-related patient education to adolescent patients: A preliminary study of family
    practice resident physicians. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 1(1), 33-37. 
  2. N. DeWitt, D. K. Lohrmann, J. M. O’Neill, J. K. Clark (in-press) A qualitative analysis of success stories from Michiana Coordinated School Health Leadership Institute participants. Journal of School Health.
  3. J. M. O'Neill, J. K. Clark, J. A. Jones (2011). Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Substance Abuse and Violence in Elementary Students: A Randomized Control Study of the Michigan Model for Health. Journal of School Health, 81(6), 304-314.
  4. M. Kelly, I. O’Boyle, J. K. Clark, M.  Frauenknecht, M. J. Haithcox, R. Misra [Strategic Planning Committee] (2010). Eta Sigma Gamma Strategic Framework: A Greenprint for 2011 to 2016. The Health Educator, 42(1), 35 -44.
  5. J. M. O'Neill, J. K. Clark, J. A. Jones  (2010, Jan). Evaluation Report: Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Substance Abuse and Violence in Elementary Students: A Randomized Control Study of the Michigan Model for Health. (Technical Report) Michigan Department of Education & Michigan Department of Community Health. Listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  6. J. K. Clark (2009). Developing a fundable grant proposal. Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, on-lineToolkit. (Jan 2010)
  7. J. K. Clark (2009). Does a unified accreditation system benefit school health programs? Journal of School Health, 79(10), 447-450.
  8. J. K. Clark & D. M. Seabert (2008). Instructor's Manual and Testbank for Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education. (4th ed.) San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.
  9. J. K. Clark, D. M. Seabert, and M. Goldsmith, "Conversations with Early Leaders of Eta Sigma Gamma," The Health Educator (2007), 39: 2, 1-6.
  10. C. Williams, J. K. Clark, and K. B. Alley, "Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities," American Journal of Health Education (2006), 37, 51-55.
  11. J. K. Clark and K. McCormack-Brown, "Bridging the gap between research and school health programs," Journal of School Health (2006), 76: 1, 38-39.
  12. S. E. Clark and J. K. Clark, "Sexuality and spirituality: Are they compatible," Journal of School Health (2004), 74, 30-31.
  13. W. L. Yarber, J. K. Clark, R. Kiovsky, and P. Plummer, "Difficulties in evaluating adolescent abstinence and pregnancy prevention programs," The Health Educator (2003), 35, 7-8.
  14. A. Havice and J. K. Clark, "Preliminary survey of health education in Indiana home schools," Journal of School Health (2003), 73: 8, 300-304.
  15. J. K. Clark, R. A. Brey, and A. E. Banter, "Adolescent sexuality education: The physician as health educator," Journal of School Health (2003), 73, 389-391.
  16. J. K. Clark, R. A. Brey, and Banter, A. E., "Physicians as educators in adolescent sexuality education," Journal of School Health (2003), 73: 10, 389-391.
  17. W. L. Yarber, J. K. Clark, R. Kiovsky, P. Plummer, R. Saywell, and M. Tappe, "Evaluation of the Indiana RESPECT Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Community Grant Program" (Indianapolis State Department of Health, 2002).
  18. J. K. Clark, M. Sauter, and J. Day, "Adolescent boys' knowledge and attitudes toward testicular self-examination: Evaluating an outreach program," The Health Educator (2002), 34, 31-35.
  19. J. K. Clark, R. J. Ogletree, J. F. McKenzie, D. Dennis, and C. E. Chamness, "An assessment of health education responsibilities and competencies addressed in continuing education contact hour articles," American Journal of Health Education (2002), 33: 4, 234-239.
  20. J. K. Clark, M. Sauter, and J. E. Kotecki, "Adolescent girls' knowledge of and attitudes toward breast self-examinationL Evaluating an outreach program," Journal of Cancer Education (2000), 15, 221-224.
  21. J. K. Clark, R. J. Ogletree, B. Chamness, D. Atkinson, and J. F. McKenzie, "An assessment of health education competencies addressed in the health education literature," Journal of Health Education (2000), 31: 5, 282-286, 291.

    Professional Organizations
    American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
    Sex Information and Education Council of the United States
    American School Health Association
    Eta Sigma Gamma
Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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