Directory » LEDRIC SHERMAN
lsherman@tamu.edu
257 GGB
845-1266
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Health Education
Education
Ph.D., Health Education, Texas A&M University (2013)
M.A., Health Education, Sam Houston State University (2004)
B.S., Health Education, Sam Houston State University (2001)

LEDRIC SHERMAN
Assistant Professor
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Curriculum Vitae
Scholar@TAMU Profile:
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Diabetes Self Management
Health education and wellness promotion
Men's Health
Quality & quantity of life among persons living with type 2 diabetes
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Ledric Sherman received his PhD from Texas A&M University in August of 2013. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, he received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Sherman begin his career at Texas A&M as an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) and remained in this position until completing his doctoral program in Health Education. Upon completing his doctoral degree, he was hired as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, Division of Health. After being in this position for two years, he was then promoted to an Assistant Professor position within the department. Dr. Sherman's research interests are focused on Type 2 diabetes self-management, Men's health, Quality and quantity of life among persons living with type 2 diabetes, and health education and wellness promotion. Dr. Sherman enjoys teaching and mentoring students to help prepare them for the next chapter in their in lives, both professionally and personally. Dr. Sherman has taught undergraduate courses in Environmental Health, Grant Writing, Healthy Lifestyles, and Contemporary Issues for Community Health Interns. He also has experience in teaching Program Planning for graduate students.
HLTH 440
COURSES TAUGHT
HLTH231. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
2014C
HLTH236. RACE ETHNICITY & HEALTH
2020B
HLTH429. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
2015B,2015A,2014C,2013C
HLTH440. CON ISS COMM HLTH INTERN
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2017C
HLTH482. GRANT WRITING IN HLTH
2013C
HLTH485. DIRECTED STUDIES
2015A
HLTH485. Directed Studies
2007C
HLTH630. HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING
2020C,2019C,2018C,2017C,2016C
HLTH646. HLTH ED TRAINING
2015B
HLTH684. PROF INTERNSHIP
2018C
HLTH685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C,2018C,2018B,2015C
KINE198. HEALTH & FITNESS ACTIVITY
2014B,2013C,2013B,2013A,2012C
KINE199. REQUIRED PHYSICAL ACTI
2015A,2014C,2013C,2013A,2012C
HLTH 429
HLTH 482
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Xiaoying Zhang (Fall 2019)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
Chuck, E. & Sherman, L.D. (2020). Chronic disease. In D. Karczmarczyk & S. A. Milstein (Eds.), Men's health: An introduction. London: Routledge (*PEER-REVIEWED CHAPTER*)
Bonner, T., Sherman, L.D., Hurd, T., & Jones, L. (2015). Patient Navigation. In K.H. Todd & C.R. Thomas, (Eds.), Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York City: Springer Science Business Media.
Journal Articles
Jackson, Z.A., Sherman, L.D. (2019) National college health assessment sampling: Organizational barriers preventing Black participation and organizational solutions for appropriate representation. Journal of American College Health, 67(6), 501-504; Impact Factor: 1.656
Sherman, L.D., Comer-Hagans, D., Pattin, A.J. (2019) Experiences with stress among African American men living with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative inquiry. SAGE Open Nursing. Impact Factor: 0.675
Sherman, L.D., Grande, S.W. (2019) Building better clinical relationships with patients: An argument for digital health solutions with Black men; doi.org/10.1177/1178632919834315 Health Services Insights; Impact Factor: 1.210
Sherman, L.D., Smith, M.L. (2019) African American fathers[48]19 perceived role for the dietary behaviors of their children: A Qualitative Study. doi.org/10.1177/1557988319840851 American Journal of Men[48]19s Health; Impact Factor: 1.409
Grande, S.W., Sherman, L.D. (2018) Too important to ignore: Leveraging digital technology to improve chronic illness management among Black men. Journal of the Medical Internet Research; doi:10.2196/jmir.9434;
Jackson, Z.A., Sherman, L.D. (2018) National college health assessment sampling: Organizational barriers preventing Black participation and organizational solutions for appropriate representation. Journal of American College Health; doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1499647
Pattin, A.J., Sherman, L.D. (2018) Experiences among African-American community members with pharmacy-based immunization services in Detroit, Michigan. doi: 10.1177/8755122518801288; Journal of Pharmacy Technology;
Sherman, L.D., Griffith, D.M. (2018) If I Can Afford Steak, Why Worry About Buying Beans: African American Men[48]19s Perceptions of their Food Environment. American Journal of Men's Health; doi.org/10.1177/1557988318774986;
Sherman, L.D., Strom-Williams, J. (2018) Perspectives of fear as a barrier to self-management in non-Hispanic Black men with type 2 diabetes. Health Education and Behavior; doi.org/10.1177/1090198118763938
Bonner, T., Harvey, I.S., & Sherman, L.D. (2017) A Qualitative Inquiry of Lower Extremity Disease Knowledge among African Americans living with Type 2 Diabetes. Health Promotion Practice; 1524839916688867 Secondary
Harvey, I.S., Sherman, L.D., Spears, E., Ford, C.D., & Green, H.D. (2017) Social support and diabetes self-management behavior among Caribbean, Caribbean American and African American women: A descriptive correlation study; Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 5, (1) 16-24
Sherman, L.D. (2016) A comprehensive literature review of theories and constructs utilized in type 2 diabetes self-care management research involving African-American men. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 4,(2), 127-132
Sherman, L.D., Fawole, T. (2016) The more I do, the better I[48]19ll be[48]1D: The treatment preferences of type 2 diabetes among African-American men. American Journal of Men's Health; DOI: 10.1177/1557988316642274
Sherman, L.D., Hawkins, J., & Bonner, T. (2016) An analysis of the recruitment and participation of African-American men in type 2 diabetes self-management research: a review of the published literature. Social Work in Public Health; dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2016.1188742
Sherman, L.D, McKyer, ELJ. (2015) Where are they? The inclusion of African-American men in empirical studies of type 2 diabetes self-care management Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 3(2), 27-39
Sherman, L. (2014) [48]1CWe[48]19ve Come This Far by Faith[48]1D: Faith and Spirituality as a Facilitator to Self-Care Management of Type 2 Diabetes among African-American Men. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 3(1), 26-32
Sherman, L., McKyer, ELJ, Singer, J., Larke Jr., A., & Guidry, J. (2014) Understanding the essence and lived experience among African-American men living with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Social Health and Diabetes, 2(2), 96-104
Book Chapters
Griffith, D.M., Cornish, E.K., Sherman, L.D., Moore, H.J. (2019) Middle-aged men[48]19s health: Patterns and causes of health disparities during a pivotal period in the life course. In D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, & R.J. Thorpe, Jr. (Eds.), Men[48]19s Health Equity: A Handbook (pp. 72-85). New York, NY: Routledge.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Better Care for Black Men: Using mHealth to Co-Produce Better Communication Strategies for Black Men with Type 2 Diabetes
PI. University of Minnesota (State)
2020-04-01 — 2022-03-31
The Study on Type-2 Diabetes and the Rural Experience regarding Stress and Self-management behaviors (STRESS) Project
Co-I. National Institutes of Health (DHHS/PHS/NIH) (Federal)
2020-04-01 — 2022-03-31
T3 - At the Intersection of Health and Place: Barriers to Health Service Utilization among Men
PI. TAMU T3 (State)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31
Catapult Round 4 - Promoting Reading Comprehension and Learning with Multimodal Science Texts (PRISM) ($30,000)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018-01-15 — 2019-06-15
Physical Activity Impacts of a Planned Activity-Friendly Community: The What, Where, When and Why of Environmental Approaches to Obesity Prevention
PI. Texas A&M University Health Science Center - NIH (Federal)
2017-09-01 — 2019-08-31
AWARDS
Outstanding Instructor. National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). (2005)
Outstanding Teacher. Emil Mamaliga Outstanding Teacher Award. (2009)