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Jeffrey Lennon, Ph.D, MPH, MS


(434) 592-3759



  • Ph.D. in Health Education & Health Promotion, University of Alabama
  • M.D., Cetec University
  • M.S.P.H. in International Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.A. in Biology, The King’s College

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • SHAPE America (Society for Health and Physical Educators)

Courses Taught

  • HLTH 311: Health Promotion Methods Global Setting
  • HLTH 444: Principles of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • HLTH 488: Chronic & Infectious Diseases
  • HLTH 498: Public Health Senior Seminar
  • HLTH 620: Introduction to Global Health
  • HLTH 624: Sanitation in Developing Countries

Research Interests

  • Dr. Lennon has had a long-standing interest in non-formal health education/health promotion strategies – with emphasis on health educational games for more than two decades.
  • Health survey research
  • School health and environmental action plans

Theory Interests

  • Social Cognitive Theory
  • Health Belief Model

Content Areas of Research Interest

  • Vector-borne diseases, especially dengue fever
  • Environmental issues such as mold and radon
  • Facts for Life material (child health-related issues for global settings)
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases

Select Publications

  • Lennon, J.L., and Seitz, CM (in press).  Reading levels of selected USA Federal Government dengue webpages. Dengue Bulletin.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2013).  Dengue game debriefing by Health promotion students. Dengue Bulletin, 37(3), 203-210.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2010).  Debriefing a Health-Related Educational game:  A case study. Simulation & Gaming, 41(3), 390-399. (DOI: 10.1177/1046878109332810).
  • Lennon, J.L. & Coombs, D.W. (2007).  The utility of a board game for dengue hemorrhagic fever health education. Health Education, 107 (3), 290-306.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2007).  Perceived self-efficacy to plan and execute an environmental action plan for dengue control among Filipino university students. Dengue Bulletin, 31, 160-165.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2006). Debriefings of web-based malaria games. Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37, 350-356.
  • Lennon, J.L. & Coombs, D.W. (2006). Child invented health education games: A case study for dengue fever. Simulation & Gaming:  An Interdisciplinary Journal, 37, 88-97.
  • Lennon, J.L. & Coombs, D.W.  (2005). The dengue game debriefing study. Simulation & Gaming:  An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 36, 499-517.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2005). The use of the health belief model in dengue health education. Dengue Bulletin29, 217-219.
  • Lennon, J.L. (2004). Students’ perceptions about mosquito larval control in a dengue-endemic Philippine city.  Dengue Bulletin28, 196-206.
  • Lennon, J.L. & Diputado, B.V. (1995). A descriptive epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease and environmental exposure in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Internal  Medicine33 (6), 205-209.
  • Lennon, J.L. & Florendo, T.E. (1995). Reproductive health and AIDS awareness in Filipino university students through the use of LePSA and Facts for Life.  Philippine Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology19 (1), 43-47.
  • Lennon, J.L., Coombs, D.W. (1992). A Community-Based intervention for childhood diarrhea control (letter).  Journal of Diarrhoeal Disease Research10, 35-36
  • Lennon, J.L., Black, F.L. (1986). Maternally derived measles immunity in the era of vaccine-protected mothers.  Journal of Pediatrics108, 671-676.
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