Jackson, Sue Smith
Associate Professor - Public and Community Health
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Educational Background: 

PhD, Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah 

Master of Public Health (MPH), Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science, Community Health, Brigham Young University 

Classes I Teach: 

HLTH 1100: Personal Health and Wellness

HLTH 2000: Body Image and Weight Management 

HLTH 3240: Women's Health 

HLTH 3750: Biostatistics in Public Health

HLTH 3800: Epidemiology 

Research Interests:  Body Image, Weight Management, Intuitive Eating, Dieting, Coping Skills, Type One Diabetes, Sexuality Education 


Faculty Excellence Award, College of Health and Public Service, 2018


Smith-Jackson, T., Brown, M., Flint, M., Larsen, M., (in review). A mixed method approach to understanding the severity of condition with a delayed diagnosis of type one diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 

Smith-Jackson, T., Flint, M., Brown, M, Lehmbeck, J. (2017). Eating disorder behavior as normative for college women. Annals of Public Health and Research, 4(3):1065.

Smith-Jackson, T., Reel, J.J., Thackeray, R. (2014). The practical application of promoting positive body image on a college campus: Insights from freshmen women. American Journal of Health Education, 45(2):105-111. 

Smith-Jackson, T., Reel, J.J., (2012). Freshmen women and the "Freshmen 15": Perspectives on prevalence and causes of college weight gain. Journal of American College Health, 60(1):14-20. 

Smith-Jackson, T., Reel, J.J., Thackeray, R. (2011). Coping with "Bad Body Image Days": Strategies from first-year young adult college women. Body Image, 8(4):335-42. 

Hawks, S.R., Madanat, H.N., Smith, T., De La Cruz, N. (2008). Classroom approach for managing dietary restraint, negative eating styles and body image concerns among college women. Journal of American College Health, 56(3):359-366. 

Hawks, S.R., Smith, T., Thomas H.G., Christley, H.S., Meinzer, N., Pyne, A. (2008). The forgotten dimensions in health education research. Health Education Reserach, 23(2):319-324. 

Smith, T., Hawks, S.R. (2006). Intuitive eating, diet composition, and the meaning of food in healthy weight promotion. American Journal of Health Education, 37(3):130-136. 

Hawks, S.R., Madanat, H.N., Smith, T., Novilla, L.B. (2006). Motivation for eating and the nutrition transition in the Philippines. Journal of Human Ecology, Special Issue 14:103-108. 

Recent Conference Presentations:

Society for Public Health Education, April 2018. Annual Conference - Columbus, Ohio. Oral presentation: "The use of secondary prevention to mediate the severity of symptoms at type one diabetes diagnosis."

American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2016. Annual Meeting - San Francisco, California. Poster presentation: "Familiarity with diabetes as a protective factor for severity of condition at type one diabetes diagnosis." 

Pacific Coast College Health Association, October 2012. Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada. Oral presentation: "An Evaluation of Weight-Related Behaviors on a College Campus." 

Society for Public Health Education, May 2011. Midyear Conference - Albuquerque, New Mexico. Poster presentation: "Coping with Bad Body Image Days: Strategies from First Year College Women." 

American Public Health Association, November 2009. Annual Conference - Philadelphia, Pennsylavia. Poster presentation: "What Freshmen women have to say about the Freshman 15." 

Professional Organizations: 

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Volunteer Work: 

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)- Utah County Walk Chair 

Personal Interests: Running, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family.