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Rhonda Rahn
Clinical Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 132 Gilchrist
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 845-1471
Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
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Short Bio
Rhonda Rahn is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She earned her PhD in Health Education, M.S. in Health Education, and a B.S. in Health from Texas A&M University. She currently teaches allied and community health students in the Division of Health Education. Prior to teaching, Dr. Rahn spent 10 years as the Health Education Coordinator and 3 years as a Health Educator in the Department of Student Health Services at Texas A&M University. Her research interests investigate college students' health behaviors including sexuality and peer health education. She has publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national and state conferences. She is a professional member of SOPHE, ACHA, and TAHPERD and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Research Interests
College student health
Workplace health promotion
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Purcell, N., Rahn, R. N., & Atkinson, T. D. (2018). Assessing college students’ perceptions about cigarette smoking: Implications for prevention. American Journal of Health Education. Doi: 10.1080/19325037.2018.1428701

2. Boling, W., Berlin, K., Rahn, R. N., Vogelzang, J. L., & Walter, G. (2018). Institutional review board basics for pedagogy research. Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 4(3), 172-177.

3. Rahn, R. N., Shipley, M., Szucs, L. E.**, McDonald, S.**, & Holden, C.** Increasing self-efficacy among future health educators: An exploratory study using service learning. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. Doi: 10.1177/2373379916684849

4. Rahn, R. N., Pruitt, B., & Goodson, P. (2016). Utilization and limitations of the American College Health Association[48]19s National College Health Assessment instrument: A systematic review. Journal of American College Health, 64(3), 214-237.

5. Pennel, C., Clark, H., & Rahn, R. (2015). Rural health education and community-based programs. In J. N. Bolin, G. Bellamy, A. O. Ferdinand, B. A. Kash, & J. W. Helduser (Eds.), Rural Healthy People 2020 (pp.15-28). College Station, TX: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, Southwest Rural Health Research Center.

6. Dickerson, J.B.**, Smith, M. L., Rahn, R., Ory, M. G. (2012). Behavioral cluster analysis of food consumption: Associations with comparatively healthier food choices. The Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness, 11(1)

7. Holzweiss, P.C., Rahn, R., & Wickline, J. (2008). Are all student organizations created equal? The differences and implications of student participation in academic versus non-academic organizations. The College Student Affairs Journal, 47(1), 136-150.

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


(2017). Health Education Teacher of the Year.  HLKN Dept, TAMU

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