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Melody S. Madlem

Professor

Office: Black Hall 208-14
Phone: 509-963-1971
Email: Melody.Madlem@cwu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Madlem is a professor of public health in the Department of Health Sciences at Central Washington University. Dr. Madlem earned her PhD at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale specializing in Community Health Education. Her Master of Science degree is in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University.

 

Dr. Madlem served the University as Director of Strategic Planning in the Office of the President for two years before returning to the professoriate.

 

Research Interests/Expertise

Dr. Madlem brings a wealth of experience in school health, counseling, and public health promotion to the program. Her research interests include spirituality and health, strategic planning, social media approaches in health communications, and health equity/social justice. Helping students gain success in professional skills is of special importance to Dr. Madlem. She believes that learning happens wherever and whenever minds are open.

 

One of Dr. Madlem’s favorite quotes is, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all” –Emily Dickenson

 

Current Vita

Education

  • Ph.D. Education (Community Health), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1993
  • M.S. Ed. Guidance and Counseling, Eastern Illinois University, 1985
  • B.A. Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, 1984.

Experience:

  • Central Washington University
    • Director of Strategic Planning--Reports to the President--2013-2015
    • Chair: Central Washington University Faculty Senate 2012-2013
    • Editor; Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice; 2008--March, 2013
    • Chair: PESPH Department--Summer 2011 & 2012
    • Program Director: Public Health Education Program, 2007--2013
    • Professor of Community/Public Health, 2007--Present
    • Associate Professor of Communiy/Public Health, 2001
    • Assistant Professor of Community/Public Health, 1999
  • Baylor University, 1994-1999
    • Assistant Professor of Health Education

Courses Taught:

HED - Health Education / PUBH - Public Health

  1. HED 101 - Health Essentials
  2. HED/PUBH 209 - Consumer Health
  3. HED/PUBH 230 - Foundations of Health
  4. HED/PUBH 310 - Community Health
  5. HED/PUBH 320 - Environmental Health
  6. HED 321 - Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
  7. HED 324 - Human Diseases
  8. HED 340 - Technological Applications on HED
  9. HED/PUBH 370 - Social Media in Health Communication
  10. HED/PUBH 370 - Current Trends: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  11. HED/PUBH 370 - Current Trends: Spirituality, Health, and Healing
  12. HED/PUBH 380 - Epidemiology
  13. HED 387 - Stress Management
  14. HED/PUBH 410 - Community Health
  15. HED/PUBH 412 - Health Aspects of Aging
  16. HED 422 - Methods of Health Promotion
  17. HED/PUBH 440 - Social Marketing
  18. HED/PUBH 442 - Field Work and Experience in HED
  19. HED/PUBH 445 - Professionalism
  20. HED 460 - Controversial Issues
  21. HED/PUBH 470 Population Health Assessment and Research
  22. HED 471 - Program Planning I
  23. PUBH 471 - Program Planning and Implementation
  24. HED 472 - Planning II
  25. PUBH 462 - Program Evaluation
  26. HED/PUBH 475  - Health Administration
  27. HED/PUBH 490 - Cooperative Education
  28. HED/PUBH 496 - Independent Study
  29. HHPR 580 - PE Grant-Writing
  30. HED 596 - Graduate Independent Study
  31. HHPR 700 - Thesis

Select Publications

C. Papadopoulos, M. Berdis, M. Madlem, B.E. Saelens, J.F. Sallis, L. Frank, A. King   (2011)Differences in neighborhood characteristics and physical activity between older adults in metropolitan and micropolitan counties. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5), S720.

Bridges, K., & Madlem, M.  (2007).  Yoga, physical education, and self-esteem:  Off the court and onto the mat for self-esteem.   California Journal of Health Promotion, 5(2), 13-17.

Madlem, M., Booth, C., & Goodloe, N.  (2004).  Utilizing a coalition model to address clean air:  One school’s moldy debate. The Community Psychologist, 37, 4, 7-9.

Select Presentations:

C. Papadopoulos, M. Berdis, M. Madlem, B.E. Saelens, J.F. Sallis, L. Frank, A. King (June, 2011) Differences in neighborhood characteristics and physical activity between older adults in metropolitan and micropolitan counties. American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Denver, CO.

Madlem, M., & Papadopoulos, H. (2008,October).  Communicating with the field: Yes you can publish!.  WSPHA/DOH Joint Conference on Health, Yakima, WA.

Madlem, M., & Farmer, G. (2007, November).  Evaluation of a modified prime for life curriculum in Central Washington.  Poster Session presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Bridges, K., & Madlem, M. (2007, June). Yoga, PE, and self-esteem:  Mind/Body connections that work.  Poster Session presented at the International Union of Health Education and Health Promotion World Congress, Vancouver, BC.

Madlem, M. & Elliott, K.  (2007, June).  Pre-Nursing and public health pipelines: Creating the mojo and the flow.  Poster Session presented at the International Union of Health Education and Health promotion World Congress, Vancouver, BC.

Madlem, M. et.al.  (2003, November).  Male contributions to Hispanic pregnancy prevention.  Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Madlem, M. et.al.  (2003, November).  Hanging on the telephone: Messaging to youth through calling cards.  Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Interests

Fly fishing, music, Spirituality, hiking, nature, and riding my Harley,

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