Dr. Jennifer Banas
Professor; Community Health Program Coordinator
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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