Office#: 322-C Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1756
Other Title: Director, CEHD Writing Initiative (P.O.W.E.R)
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
Vita: View Document
Short Bio
  • Professor, Dept of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2008 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (2003 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1999 - 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio (1996 - 1999)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1994 - 1996)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin (1992 - 1994)

Area(s) of Emphasis
Community Health
Research Interests
Prevention Education
Program Evaluation
Reproductive Health
Sex Education
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Patterson, M.S. Prochnow, T., & Goodson, P. (2019). The Spread and Utility of Social Network Analysis across a Group of Health Behavior Researchers. Health Behavior Research, 2 (4), Article 8.

2. Megan S. Patterson & Patricia Goodson (2019) Social network analysis for assessing college-aged adults' health: A systematic review, Journal of American College Health,67:1, 59-67, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1462820

3. Chen, L.S., Yeh, Y., Goodson, P., Zhao, S., Jung, E., Muenzenberger, A., & Kwok, O.M, Ma, P. (2019). Training Texas public health professionals and professionals-in-training in genomics. American Journal of Health Promotion, 33(8), 1159-1165

4. Acosta, S., *Chen, X., Goltz, H., Goodson, P., & Padr[243][243]n, Y. (2018). A case study of novice bilingual education teachers conducting action research and diffusing teaching innovations. Urban Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0042085918805148 (Impact Factor, 2017: 2.1)

5. Acosta, S., Chen, X., Goltz, H., Goodson, P., Padron, Y. (2018). A Case Study of Novice Bilingual Education Teachers Conducting Action Research and Diffusing Teaching Innovations. Urban Education, online first: DOI: 10.1177/0042085918805148 Secondary

6. Chen, X., Goodson, P., Acosta, S., Barry, A. E., & McKyer, E.L.J. (2018). Assessing health literacy among Chinese speakers in the U.S. with limited English proficiency. Health Literacy Research and Practice. HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice [48]22 Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018, e94 [48]13 e106.

7. Adam E. Barry, Danny Valdez, Patricia Goodson, Leigh Szucs & Jovanni V. Reyes (2018): Moving college health research forward: Reconsidering our reliance on statistical significance testing, Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1470091

8. Rogers, C.R., Goodson, P., Dietz, L.R., Okuyemi, K.S. (2018). Predictors of Intention to Obtain Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African American Men in a State Fair Setting. American Journal of Men[48]19s Health, 12(4), 851-862.

9. Patterson, M. S. & Goodson, P. (2018) Social network analysis for assessing college-aged adults' health: A systematic review. Journal of American College Health. doi: 0.1080/07448481.2018.1462820 (published online May 31, 2018).

10. Patterson, M. S., & Goodson, P. (2018). The role of ego networks in compulsive exercise behavior among college sorority women. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 15(10), 755-762. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2017-0570

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Sandra Gayle Suther (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Kelly Wilson (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Sarah Dunsmore (Fall, 2005), Ph.D.
Eric Buhi (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Catherine Rasberry (Spring, 2006), Ph.D.
Carla Cheatham (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Lei-Shih Chen (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Adam Barry (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Heather Honore (Summer, 2008), Ph.D.
Tomeka Michelle Robinson (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Jing Zhang (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Kristina Garcia (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Brittany Rosen (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Charles Rogers (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Kwon Chan Jeon (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Wuraola Jacobs (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Megan Stiefel Patterson (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Hong Liu (Fall, 2017), Ph.D.
Daniel Valdez, Jr. (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2009). Journal of Sex Research


(2018). 2017-2018 Outstanding Mentoring Award.  Women's faculty network - TAMU

(2016). Foundation for the advacement of health education.  Ann E. Nolte Writing Award

(2013). 2013 Dean's Roundtable - Outstanding Educator Awar.  Outstanding Educator Award

(2012). PIPER Teaching Award.  Sole Nominee for TAMU, State Level Competition

(2012). Presidential Professor Award.  University Award

(2010). Association of Former Students.  Awarded Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

(2008). Armstrong Scholar Award.  Department of Health and Kinesiology

(2005). Association of Former Students.  Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching

(2003). Outstanding Graduate Student.  Sandy Suther is a doctoral student (TAMU)

(2003). Best undergrad poster award.  Emily Davis undergrad research project partner (TAMU)

(2002). Division of Health and Safety Research Award. 

(2002). Montague.  Center for Teaching Excellence

(2000). Outstanding New Faculty.  COE Development Council Award

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