Faculty Biography | Bernice Garnett
Bernice Garnett, ScDAssistant Professor
Bernice Garnett is a public health prevention scientist interested in childhood obesity and eating disorders prevention, bullying, discrimination and harassment, youth health disparities and community based participatory research. School based health promotion and community strategies to promote health and wellness are a central focus of her work. She is interested in integrating interdisciplinary public health undergraduate training in teacher education and other traditional undergraduate disciplines.
Areas of Expertise:
Adolescent Development; Mental Health; Race and Racism; Research Methods; Sport, Fitness and Health
- Adolescent Health and Public Health: Research focused on comprehensive, place-based and theoretically informed interventions to promote childhood healthy weight across racially/ethnically diverse populations. Bullying prevention and the intersection with discrimination and harassment among youth.
- Garnett, B.R., Buelow, R., Franko, D.L., Becker, C., Rodgers, R.F., Austin, S.B. (2013). The Importance of Campaign Saliency as a Predictor of Attitude and Behavior Change: A Pilot Evaluation of Social Marketing Campaign Fat Talk Free Week. Health Communication, in press
- Carman, C., Raveche Garnett, B., Wendel, J., Hyde, J., & Rall Chomitz, V. (2013). Community Asset Identification in Support of a Place-Based, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention and School Readiness Initiative. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(3), 5. [abstract]
- Chomtiz V.R., Corliss J., Arsenault L.N., Chui K., Garnett B.R., Economos C (2013). A Decade of Shape Up Somerville: Assessing Child Obesity Measures 2002-2011, City of Somerville. Available at: http://www.somervillema.gov/sites/default/files/SUS-BMI-ReportFINAL-4-12-2013.pdf
- Garnett, B. R., Rosenberg, K. D., & Morris, D. S. (2012). Consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages by 2-year-olds: findings from a population-based survey. Public Health Nutrition, 16(10), 1760-1767. [abstract]
- Raveche, B. (2008) International Public Health Diplomacy and the Global Surveillance of Avian Influenza, In SIPRI 2008 Yearbook, (456, 469). New York: Oxford University Press
- Garnett, B.R. (2013, November) Coping styles of adolescents experiencing multiple forms of discrimination: Evidence from a sample of ethnically diverse urban youth. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
- Garnett, B.R., (November 2013). Integrating public health, education and traditional health related disciplines to create a transdisciplinary undergraduate education structure within a College of Education and Social Work. Paper presented at the Undergraduate for Public Health Education Summit, Boston, MA
- Garnett, B.R. & Brion-Meisels, G., (March 2013). Preventing Bullying & Discrimination in Schools: Theoretical, Empirical Applied Lessons that Information Policy and Practice. Paper presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Garnett, B.R., (November 2012). Utilizing latent class analysis to explore the intersectionality of multiple forms of discrimination among ethnically diverse youth: Highlighting Racial and Weight Based Discrimination. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
- Garnett, B.R., (October 2011). Using Multiple Qualitative Methods to Address Weight Disparities in Cambridge Black Youth: A Focus on Parent/Child Dyad and 'Positive Deviant' Interviews. Paper presented at the Society for African American Public Health Issues, Washington, D.C.
- EDHE 046, Personal Health (Fall 2013)
- EDHE 150, Bullying and Youth Violence Prevention (Spring 2014)
Courses Taught in the Last 5 Years
- ScD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Harvard School of Public Health
- M.P.H in Health Promotion from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- B.A. in Health and Society from University of Pennsylvania
Awards & Honors
- Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, Dissertation Writing Award from Harvard School of Public Health: In September each year, doctoral students at the Harvard School of Public Health may apply for the STRIPED Dissertation Award in Eating Disorders Prevention Research. Doctoral students who have passed their oral exam and whose dissertation research is focused on a topic related to prevention of eating disorders or disordered weight- and shape-control behaviors are eligible to apply. The STRIPED Dissertation Award in Eating Disorders Prevention Research is made possible by the generous support of the Ellen Feldberg Gordon Fund for Eating Disorders Research. (2012)
- Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), American Public Health Association (APHA), Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), Society for Prevention Research (SPR)