Dr. Jennifer Banas
Professor; Coordinator, Public Health Graduate Programs; Facilitator, B.S. in Community Health Program
Health Sciences and Physical Education
College of Education
Health Education, Health Promotion Program Design, School Health, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction.
Courses Taught
HSCI 350: Health Program Needs Assessment, Planning, and Implementation
HSCI 355: Organization and Administration of the School Health Program
HSCI 357: Introduction To Health Care Management And Leadership
HSCI 360: Health Program Management & Evaluation
HSCI 364: Theories And Concepts Of School Health Education
PH 460: Design and Development of Public Health Programs
PH 490: MPH Capstone
Research Interests
Health Education, Health Promotion Program Design, School Health, Instructional Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction.

Ed.D, Instructional Design & Technology; Northern Illinois University

M.S. Ed., Curriculum & Instruction; Northern Illinois University

M.P.H., Health Education & Promotion; University of Illinois - Chicago

B.S., Health Care Planning & Administration; University of Illinois - Champaign

Selected Publications

Banas, J., Valley, J., & Chaudhri, A. (2021). A biblioguidance approach to understanding and developing adolescents’ social-emotional competence in the health education classroom: a formative research study. Health Education, 121(5), 486-503. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-01-2021-0008

Banas, J. (2021). Developing adolescents’ social-emotional competence and health literacy: a formative research study preview. Academia Letters, Article 617. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL617

Banas, J., Gershon, S., Christiansen, D., & Castellanos, M. (2020). Promoting health careers among diverse youth to improve health equity. Illinois Journal.

Banas, J.R., Oh, M., Willard, R., & Dunn, J. (2020). A public health approach to uncovering the health-related needs of teen library patrons. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 11(1). http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HealthNeedsTe…

Banas, J. & Wartalski, R. (2019). Developing a community of learners. Library Technology Reports, 5(4), 8-13.
Banas, J., Magasi, S., The, K., & Victorson, D. (2019). Recruiting and retaining people with disabilities for qualitative health research: Challenges and solutions. Qualitative Health Research, 29(7), 1056-1064.

Santos Green, L., Banas, J. R., Perkins, R. (Eds). (2017). The flipped college classroom: conceptualized and re-conceptualized. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Banas, J., Ball, J., Wallis, L., & Gershon, S. (2017). The adolescent healthcare broker: Adolescents interpreting for family members and themselves in healthcare. Journal of Community Health, 42(4), 739-747. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0312-5

Banas J, Victorson D, Gutierrez S, Cordero E, Guitelman J, & Haas N. Developing a peer-to-peer mhealth application to connect Hispanic cancer patients (2017). Journal of Cancer Education, 32,158-165. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1066

Banas, J., Wallis, L., Ball, J., & Gershon, S. (2016). Adolescent healthcare brokering: prevalence, experience, impact, and opportunities. The Journal of School Health, 86(12), 898-904. doi: 10.1111/josh.12456

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