Well-Being Experts

Date posted: August 17, 2010

In addition to our work related to health, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also has varied research and extension programs designed to improve people’s well-being in North Carolina and beyond. Because agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations, we have a longstanding agromedicine partnership with East Carolina University. We also have specialists who are experts in parenting, aging, child development, relationships, family financial management and health and safety in the home.

Kim Allen
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
919-515-9139
kimberly_allen@ncsu.edu

Development and testing of a healthy relationship and marriage extension education project and outreach programs related to child development and parenting

Luci Bearon
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development
919-515-9146
luci_bearon@ncsu.edu

Leadership for North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s involvement in the Powerful Tools for Caregiving partnership and Living Healthy (Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program)>

Andrew Behnke
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
919-515-9156
andrew_behnke@ncsu.edu

Development and testing of a healthy relationship and marriage education training project and of Spanish-language educational materials related to health and safety

Carolyn Bird
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences

919-513-7793
carolyn_bird@ncsu.edu

Involved with the Seniors Health Insurance Information Program, Medicare Part D Program and Rural Families Speak About Health project to assess factors affecting rural family health and well-being

Greg Cope
Associate Professor, Department Extension Leader and Agromedicine Coordinator
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
919-515-5296
greg_cope@ncsu.edu

Coordination of university agromedicine program to protect the safety and health of North Carolina’s farmers

Sarah Kirby
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
919-515-2786
sarah_kirby@ncsu.edu

Participation in the North Carolina Healthy Homes Partnership, which improves the health and safety of children and their caregivers by reducing housing hazards that cause injury and disease

Julia Storm
Agromedicine Information Specialist
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
919-515-7961
julia_storm@ncsu.edu

Piloting AgriSafe of North Carolina and Certified Safe Farm of North Carolina to protect the health and safety of North Carolina’s farmers

Maxine Thompson
Associate Professor Sociology
919-515-9020
maxine_thompson@ncsu.edu

Research on caregivers of people with severe and persistent mental illness and development of a culturally sensitive health literacy toolkit for sexually transmitted infections for the African-American community

Herbert Underwood
Professor
Biology
919-515-3838
herbert_underwood@ncsu.edu

Research using Japanese quail as a model for human mechanisms generating daily (circadian) and seasonal rhythms

Mary Wiggins
Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
919-515-9155
sandy_wiggins@ncsu.edu

Development of extension education programs related to environmental health and housing and of a healthy homes training center

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