Darleen V. Peterson, Ph.D., M.P.H.Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Darleen Peterson served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as the Assistant Director for the Master of Public Health program at the University of Southern California (USC). Her research interests include health communication, specifically the evaluation of statewide tobacco control campaigns and the assessment of pro-tobacco marketing activities. She received an M.A. in Communications Management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, an M.P.H. in Community Health Education from California State University, Northridge and a Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from USC. She is a masters-level certified health education specialist (MCHES).
- University of Southern California, PhD, 2005
- California State University, Northridge, MPH, 1997
- University of Southern California, MA, 1994
Schuster DV, Valente TW, Skara SN, Wenten MR, Unger JB, Cruz TB, Rohrbach LA. Intermedia process in the adoption of tobacco control policies among California opinion leaders. (2006). Communication Theory, 16, 91-117.
Weiss JW, Cen S, Schuster DV, Unger JB, Johnson A, Moutappa M, Schreiner W, Cruz, TB. (2006). Longitudinal effects of pro-tobacco and anti-tobacco messages on adolescent smoking susceptibility. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 8, 455-465.
Xie, B., Ishibashi, K., Lin, C., Peterson, D.V., Susman, EJ. (2013). Overweight trajectories and psychosocial adjustment among adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 57(6), 837-843.
Huff, R.M., Kline M.V., Peterson, D.V. (2014). Culture, Health Promotion & Cultural Competence. In R. M. Huff, M. V. Kline, & D.V. Peterson (Eds.), Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations, (3rd Ed., pp. 3-23). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Peterson, D.V. Huff, R.M., Kline, M.V. (2014). Health Promotion Tips for the Practitioner and Student In R.M. Huff, M.V. Kline, & D.V. Peterson (Eds.): Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations, (3rd Ed., pp.447-488). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kline, M.V., Huff, R.M., Peterson, D.V. (2014). Closing Thoughts and Emerging Issues in Multicultural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention In: R.M. Huff, M.V. Kline, & D.V. Peterson (Eds.): Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations, (3rd Ed., pp.489-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.