Jody’s research, teaching, and community work have been greatly influenced by Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy and participatory methodologies.
She approaches health from a social science perspective and is drawn to mixed methodologies and community-based participatory research. She applies critical theory to examine socioecological factors (e.g., gender, education, class, culture) that impact health.
Jody has published and presented peer-reviewed research in the areas of: community health, women’s health, new media and health promotion, online learning, and Constructivist pedagogies.
She is currently serving on the editorial advisory board for the journal, Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and also serves as a peer reviewer for the Global Journal of Health Education & Promotion and the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning. She is also co-author of the text, The Process of Community Health Education and Promotion (2nd ed.), and is currently working on a 3rd edition due out in 2015.