Portrait of Darleen V Peterson
  • Email
    darleen.peterson@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Preventative Medicine, USC
    MPH, California State University, Northridge
    MA, Communications Management, USC
  • Research Interests
    Evaluation of health communication campaigns; Effects of pro- and anti-tobacco and alcohol marketing; Public health education

Darleen Peterson is an associate professor of practice in the School of Community & Global Health at Claremont Graduate University. She is also the associate dean for academic affairs and the director of the Certificate and MPH programs at CGU. 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 MA in Communications Management from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, an MPH in Community Health Education from California State University, Northridge, and a PhD in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from USC. She is a masters-level certified health education specialist (MCHES). Prior to moving to CGU, 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 USC.

Peterson is the co-editor of the third edition of Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations (Sage, 2014). Within this edition Peterson co-authored several articles, including: “Culture, Health Promotion & Cultural Competence,” “Health Promotion Tips for the Practitioner and Student,” and “Closing Thoughts and Emerging Issues in Multicultural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.” In addition, Peterson has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in such journals as Journal of Health Communication, Addictive Behaviors, and Addiction Research & Theory Journal.

Co-authored with R. M. Huff and M. V. Kline. “Culture, Health Promotion & Cultural Competence.” In Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations 3rd ed, edited by R. M. Huff, M. V. Kline, and D.V. Peterson, 3–23. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing, 2014.

Co-authored with R. M. Huff and M. V. Kline. “Health Promotion Tips for the Practitioner and Student.” In Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations 3rd ed, edited by R. M. Huff, M. V. Kline, and D.V. Peterson, 447–88. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.

Co-authored with R. M. Huff and M. V. Kline. “Closing Thoughts and Emerging Issues in Multicultural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.” In Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations 3rd ed., edited by R. M. Huff, M. V. Kline, and D.V. Peterson, 489–493. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.

Co-authored with Bin Xie, et al. “Overweight trajectories and psychosocial adjustment among adolescents.” Preventive Medicine 57, no. 6 (2013): 837–43.

Co-authored with D. V. Schuster, et al. “Intermedia process in the adoption of tobacco control policies among California opinion leaders.” Communication Theory 16 (2006): 91–117.

Co-authored with J. Unger, et al. “Longitudinal effects of pro-tobacco and anti-tobacco messages on adolescent smoking susceptibility.” Nicotine and Tobacco Research 8 (2006): 455–65.

Supervised Field Training in Public Health
Public Health Capstone