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Kerry Redican, PhD, MSPH, MPH

  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Public Health

Kerry Redican

Kerry Redican
Room F
262 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Redican has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in public health. He has been actively involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of primary prevention programs in various settings including schools and communities. Dr. Redican is co-author of four textbooks (Health Today, Organization of School Health Programs, Dimensions of Consumer Health, and i-Health) and has over 70 publications in health journals.  He also has also served as PI or Co-PI on over $1,000,000 in grants and contracts. 

B.A.  California State University, Long Beach (Health Science)

MSPH, University of California, Los Angeles (Public Health Education)

PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Health Education)

MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill (Health Administration)

Dr. Redican is active in community-based research with a specific emphasis on youth risk behaviors (YRBS).  He has implemented the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey in multiple settings in Virginia and has worked with partners, specifically Dr. David Sallee at Radford University in establishing YRBS trend data which is serving as a foundation for procuring funding for research targeting specific risk behaviors. 

Dr. Redican has also worked with multiple community health agencies in research and evaluation ranging from prescription drug abuse in Southwest, Virginia to evaluating interventions designed to decrease drinking and driving.

Selected Publications (2009 to Present)

  • Sutherland, J.E., Sutphin, H.D., Rawlins, F., Redican, KJ. and Burton, J. A Comparison of Telesonography with Standard Ultrasound Care In a Rural Dominican Clinic.  Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 15:4, June, 2009.
  • Whitehead, P.B., Anderson, E.S., Redican, KJ, and Stratton, R.  Studying the Effects of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium at the Institutio  Level.  Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, Vol. 12, No. 3, May/June, 2010, pp. 184-193.
  • Butterworth, M., Kolivras, K., Grossman, L, and Redican, K.J. Knowledge, Perceptions and Practices: Mosquito-borne Disease Transmission in Southwest Virginia, USA.  Southeastern Geographer, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2010, pp. 366-385.
  • Sutherland, J.E., Sutphin, D., Redican, KJ, and Rawlins, F.  Telesonography: Foundations and Future Directions.  Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2010, Vol 30, No. 4, pp.  517-522.
  • Redican, KJ, Marek, L, Brock, D. and McCance-Katz. (2012).  Exploring the Etiologic Factors and Dynamics of Prescription Drug Abuse in Southwest Virginia. Health Promotion Perspectives, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 153-165, (2012)
  • Haldiman, R, Redican, KJ, Hosig, K, and Deater-Deckard, K. Addressing the Challenges and Cost of Health Care for At-Risk Children in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. American Journal of Medical Sciences and Medicine, 2:2;29-36, 2014.
  • Chen, Y, Ohanehi, DC, Redican, KJ. An Evaluation of UV-Monitoring Enhanced Skin Cancer Prevention Among Farm Youth in Rural Virginia. American Journal of Health Educaiton.  46:79-89, May/June 2015.
  • Redican, KJ, Abbas, K, Elvinger, F, Hosig, K, Marmagas SW, Chitsulo, P, Kelly, P, Burton,J, Tlou, J,and Carter-Tod, s.  Making a Difference in Malawi and Zambia Through Heath Education and Public Health Best Practices.  Global Journal of Health Education and Promotion, 16, 2: 18-31.
  • Abbas, KM, Dorratoitaj, N, O’Dell, ML, Bordwine, P, Kerkering, TM, and Redican, KJ.  Economic Evaluation of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Response in New River Valley: Local Health Department Perspective.  Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research. 4,4: 21-28, 2015
  • Abbas, KM, Dorratoltji, N, O’Dell, ML, Bordwine, P, Kerkering, TM, and Redican, KJ.  Clinic Response, Outbreak Investigation, and Epidemiology of the Fungal Meningitis Epidemic in the United States: Systematic Review.  Disaster Medicine and Pubic Health Preparedness, 2015
  • Haxton, E, Lindberg, A, Troell, K, Redican, KJ.  One Health Education Meets Science.  Infection Ecology and Epidemiology.  2015.
  • PHS 1514 – Personal Health (Undergraduate)
  • PHS 3534 – Drug Education (Undergraduate)
  • PHS 5044 – Public Health Administration
  • PHS 5214 – Program Development in Health Education (Graduate)
  • PHS 5224 – Comparative Health Care and Public Health Systems (Graduate)
  • PHS 5714 – Health of the Elderly (Graduate)