Bemel, James E
 
Department:
Title: Assistant Professor - Community Health
Office: HP 101d
Email: JBEMEL@uvu.edu
Phone: 801-863-6578
Fax: 801-863-5427
Mail Code: 170

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees

Ph.D.   University of Utah                  2008                Health Promotion & Education (The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users)

M.S.    University of Utah                  2004                Public Health/Health Services Administration

B.S.     Weber State University           2001                Health Promotion

Relevant Professional Experience

2010-Present   Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Community Health

                        Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

                        Supervisor: Dr. Bob Walsh, Department Chair; 801-863-6193

                        Instructed the following courses:
                                    HLTH 490R-002: Special Topics in Community Health: Environmental Health
                                               Designed the curriculum for this course
                                   
HLTH 1100: Personal Health and Wellness
                                    HLTH 2200: Introduction to the Health Professions
                                    HLTH 3200: Principles of Community Health
                                    HLTH 3250: Consumer Health
                                    HLTH 3220: Foundations of Health Education
                                    HLTH 3300: Health Promotion for Older Adults
                                    HLTH 4600: Research Methods
                                    NUTR 1020: Foundations of Human Nutrition
                                    NUTR 2020: Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

2008-2010       Food Programs Director, Food Collection and Distribution Division

                        Utah Food Bank, Salt Lake City, UT

                        Supervisor: Jim Pugh, Executive Director; 801-887-1232

Supervised six employees and the Mobile Food Pantry, Agency Relations, Senior Food Box, Kids Café, and BackPack food distribution programs.

2008-Present   Adjunct Instructor, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance

                        Weber State University, Ogden, UT

                        Supervisor: Dr. Jack Loughton, Department Chair; 801-626-7960

                        Instructed the following courses:
                                    HLTH 1030: Healthy Lifestyles

2006-2008       Instructor, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance

                        Weber State University, Ogden, UT

                        Supervisor: Dr. Jack Loughton, Department Chair; 801-626-7960

                        Instructed the following courses:
                                    HLTH 1030: Healthy Lifestyles
                                    HLTH 3000: Foundations in Health Promotion
                                    HLTH 3200: Methods in Health Promotion
                                    HLTH 3400: Substance Abuse Prevention
                                    HLTH 4250/6250: Adolescent Health Issues

2004-Present   Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Promotion and Education

                        University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

                        Supervisor: Dr. Glenn Richardson, Department Chair; 801-581-8039

Instructed the following courses:
            HEDU 3020: Patient Education
                       Designed the curriculum for this course
            HEDU 4180/6180: ATOD & Violence Prevention
            HEDU 5100: Healthcare in the U.S.

2001-2006       Administrative Program Coordinator

                        Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

                        Supervisor: Donna Branson, Department Director; 801-585-6809

Coordinated, prepared and implemented university, community, school, and worksite cancer-related presentations.  Coordinated Huntsman Cancer Institute’s attendance at community health fairs.  Provided education and information to callers and patrons inquiring about cancer-related issues.

2001                Healthy Balance Program Student Intern

                        Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City UT

                        Supervisor: Angela Bishop-Harmon, Assistant Director; No phone number (no longer with IHC)

Performed health assessments such as blood pressure, glucose screening body fat analysis, and fitness counseling for Intermountain Healthcare employees.

Community Service

2011                            Firemen & Friends for Kids’ “Get Schooled” Basketball Camp
2006                            Salt Lake County “FOCUS” DUI Program

2003                            Candlelighters Utah Jazz Night
2003-2004                   Transportation of Donated Clothing for Neighborhood House
2003                            Bicycle Repair for Neighborhood House
2002-2003                   Jazz Bear Foundation Back to School Shop 
2001-Present               Jazz Bear Foundation Christmas Shop
2001-Present               Spencer Roundy Foundation Christmas Shop

2001-Present               Major League Players Alumni Association Baseball Clinic
2000-2001                   Student Leadership Council, Dept of Health Promotion and Human Performance
2000                            American Cancer Society Intern
2000                            Salvation Army
2000                            Special Olympics
2000                            Winter Clothing Drive, Weber State University
1999-2000                   Education Senator’s Area Council
, Weber State University
1998-1999                   Association of Registered Organizations
, Weber State University
1996                            Winter Clothing Drive, Layton High School

Licenses & Certifications

2003-Present   National Commission for Health Education Credentialing – Certified Health Education Specialist
2007                American Red Cross – Water Safety Instructor (inactive)
2006                American Heart Association – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (inactive)
2003                American Lung Association –“Freedom from Smoking”
Class Facilitator
2003                Utah Department of Health – “Ending Nicotine Dependence”Class Facilitator
2002                American Cancer Society – “You Can Quit” Class Facilitator

Committee Involvement

2011-Present   Substance Misuse & Abuse Reduction Team (SMART) of Utah County

              2011-2012: Served as the Vice-Chair for the Alcohol Task Force

2011                Annual Conference Abstract Reviewer, Society for Public Health Education

2007-2008       Co-Advisor, Students Working Against Tobacco, Weber State University

2005-2006       Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Department of Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah

2005-Present   Coalition for Tobacco-Free Utah (CTFU)

             2011-2012: Served as the Executive Chair

2002-2003       Tobacco Cessation Task Force, American Cancer Society

2002-2003       Patient Education Special Interest Group, Society for Public Health Education

1999-2001       Student Leadership Council, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, Weber State University (President, 2000-2001)

1999-2001       Education Senator’s Area Council, Weber State University

1999-2001       Association of Registered Organizations, Weber State University

Professional Affiliations

2001-Present   Health Education Association of Utah
2010-Present   Utah Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2006-2008       American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
2005-2008       American Public Health Association
2003-Present   National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
2001-Present   Society for Public Health Education

Honors/Awards

2005                Department of Health Promotion and Education Browning Scholarship

2001                Commencement Speaker, Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, Weber State University

Publications

Bemel, J.E., White, G.L., Alder, S., Kim, H., Dwore, R.B. (2004). The relationship between national cancer awareness months and the number of cancer-specific inquiries.  Submitted for review to Health Education & Behavior.

Poster Presentations

2008                The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users.  Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference.  Chicago, IL.  Society for Public Health Education.

2007                The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users.  American Public Health Association Annual Conference.  Washington, DC.  American Public Health Association.

2007                The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users.  19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Vancouver, BC.  International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

Professional Presentations

4/9-11/12         “Public Speaking: Presenting in the 21st Century.” Submitted for presentation at the Utah Public Health Association’s 2012 Annual Conference.

3/13-16/12       “The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users.” International Conference for Academic Disciplines Annual Conference

3/9/12              “Public Speaking: Presenting in the 21st Century.” Submitted for presentation at the Health Education Association of Utah’s 2012 Annual Conference.

10/27-29/12     The Cognitive Effects of Nicotine in Methamphetamine Users.  Submitted (rejected) for presentation at the Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference.  Arlington, VA.  Society for Public Health Education.

11/15/08          “Colors and Flavors and Hookahs, Oh My!  New Methods of Tobacco Marketing and Use.” Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference.

3/21/08            “Women & Substance Abuse.” Weber State University Women’s Health Issues Class

3/4/06              “Women’s Cancers.” Society of Women Engineers annual regional conference.

3/10/05            “Childhood Cancers.” Utah School Nurse Association annual conference.

3/2/05              “The Relationship Between National Cancer Awareness Months and the Number of Cancer Specific Inquiries.” Health Education Association of Utah annual conference.

11/16/04          “What You Need to Know About Cancer.” Northern Utah Association of Government Accountants annual conference.

11/1/04            Radio Interview, “Tobacco Use and Smoking Cessation,” Citadel Broadcasting, Salt Lake City, UT

2001-2006       “What You Need to Know About Cancer,” Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT – Performed 300 times

2001-2006       “Tobacco Prevention,” Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT – Performed 225 times

2001-2006       “Skin Cancer Prevention,” Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT – Performed 90 times

2001-2006       “Nutrition and Cancer,” Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT – Performed 90 times

2001-2006       Additional miscellaneous presentations (“Prostate Cancer,” “Reproductive Cancers,” “Women’s Cancers,” “Breast/Prostate/Testicular Cancers,” “Breast/Prostate Cancers,” & “Careers at HCI”), Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT – Each performed one to six times

Professional Conferences Attended

2011                HEAU Fall Forum 2011. Salt Lake City, UT. Health Education Association of Utah.

2011                Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. St. George, UT. Utah Department of Health – Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

2011                Reaching New Heights: Public Health Conference for Utah. Sandy, UT. Utah Public Health Association.

2010                All For One and One For All: Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Conference 2010. South Jordan, UT. Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

2009                Agency Relations, Nutrition, and Programs Conference.  Chicago, IL. Feeding America.

2008                Agency Relations, Nutrition, and Programs Conference.  Chicago, IL. Feeding America.

2008                Harnessing the Winds of Change: Learning from our Past to Build our Future.  Chicago, IL.  The Society for Public Health Education.

2008                Rising Above: The 2008 Tobacco Prevention and Control Conference.  Layton, UT. Utah Department of Health Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control.

2007                American Public Health Association Annual Conference.  Washington, DC.  American Public Health Association.

2007                Tobacco: Everything You Need to Know. Salt Lake City, UT.  Utah Department of Health Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control.

2007                19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education.  Vancouver, BC.  International Union for Health Promotion and Education.

2007                2007 Substance Abuse State Incentive Grant Retreat.  Park City, UT.  Utah Prevention.

2005                Evidence Based Policy & Practice.  Philadelphia, PA.  American Public Health Association.

2004                Inland Northwest Cancer Conference: Bridging the Gap.  Spokane, WA. Cancer Prevention and Research Center at Washington State University.

2004                Lighting the Fire of Health Care Education.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Health Care Education Association. 

2003                American Association for Cancer Education 37th Annual Meeting.  Little Rock, AR.  American Association for Cancer Education

2003                Spicing Up Health Education: Recipes for Innovative Approaches and Effective Practice.  Las Cruces, NM.  The Society for Public Health Education.

2003                Learning Together: A Policy and Environmental Change Perspective.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

2002                To Wellness and Beyond: Worksite Health Promotion Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Utah Department of Health.

2002                2nd Annual National Native Conference on Tobacco Use.  Salt Lake City, UT.  National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network.

2002                Preventing and Reducing Tobacco Use in Your Community: Putting it all Together…One Piece at a Time.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education.

2002                Freedom and the Pioneering Spirit: Health Education in Action.  Cincinnati, OH.  The Society for Public Health Education.

Additional Continuing Education

2011                Teaching Academy. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University

2011                What Shapes Health?, Orem, UT. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Webinar)

2011                Preventing Sexual Harassment, Orem, UT. Utah Valley University

2011                Teaching in the Blogosphere. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University

2011                Media & Body Image. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University

2011                Heads vs. Feds: A Debate on the Legalization of Marijuana. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University

2010                Utah’s Health Policy: Looking to the Future. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University.

2010                All for One, One for All: Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Conference 2010. South Jordan, UT. UAHPERD.

2010                Student Response Systems. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University.

2010                Using Campus Technology to Engage Students. Part of “Promoting Student Success in a Global Learning Environment: Faculty Convocation.” Orem, UT. Utah Valley University.

2010                Putting Smart Classrooms to Good Use: Creating an Engaged Learning Environment. Part of “Promoting Student Success in a Global Learning Environment: Faculty Convocation.” Orem, UT. Utah Valley University.

2010                Planning a Course for Significant Learning. Orem, UT. Utah Valley University.

Skills/Proficiencies

University-level teaching experience
     Experience with student management, motivation, evaluation, and assessment
     Ability to implement instructional strategies and techniques
     Program and curriculum development and assessment
Knowledge of community and public health programs and course content
Proficiency in the Use of Technology:
     Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer, Publisher, and Outlook
     Crystal Reports
     SPSS Statistical Software
     Banner/Lynx System
     Canvas & Blackboard/WebCT Learning Systems
     Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks
     Novell Groupwise
     Multimedia Hardware/Software
Superb organizational skills
Clear, concise & effective communication – Both verbal and written
Ability to manage multiple programs and responsibilities
Administrative skills
Financial accounting management
Self-motivated
Marketing (Implemented offsite educational events)
Ability to work with a diverse population
Educated in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and research
Effective leadership
Problem-solving and decision-making skills

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