Amy Bernard

Amy L. Bernard

Associate Professor
Health Promotion And Education

Teachers College

460F

CECH Human Services - 0068

Office - 526-D Teachers College
2624 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0068

Professional Summary

Dr. Bernard received her Ph.D. in 1994 in Health Promotion and Education from The Ohio State University. She worked in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville before joining the UC faculty in 1995. Dr. Bernard's expertise lies in the areas of health program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Dr. Bernard is the author of a variety of articles in the health field and her primary research interests include HIV/AIDS Prevention, Fibromyalgia, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, and Women's Health Issues.

Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, 1994 (Health Education with a Cognate in Research and Statistics)

M.S., Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, 1991 (Health Science )

B.S., Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio, 1990 (Education - Fitness Specialist Cum Laude)

Positions and Work Experience

09-2001 -To Present Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cinncinnati, Cincinnati, OH

07-2001 -09-2003 Program Coordinator, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cinncinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-1995 -08-2001 Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cinncinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-1994 -07-1995 Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

09-1991 -07-1994 Graduate Assistant, Health Promotion and Education Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

08-1990 -05-1991 Graduate Assistant, Department of Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

04-2004 -08-2008 Curriculum and Evaluation Consultant, Diabetes and Obesity Awareness and Prevention Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

04-2004 -To Present Evaluation Consultant, Think First for Your Baby Program, Tri-Health, Cincinnati, OH

01-2002 -04-2002 Needs Assessment Consultant, HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment for Hamilton, Clermont and Butler Counties, Cincinnati Regional Advisory Group for HIV/AIDS, Cincinnati, OH

01-2001 -03-2001 Evaluation Consultant, HIV/AIDS Education Program, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

09-2000 -09-2000 Workshop Facilitator, Workshop for Southwest Ohio District Health Educators on How to Use Technology to Evaluate Programs, Ohio Department of Health, Wilmington, OH

08-2000 -08-2000 Workshop Facilitator, Workshop for Cincinnati AIDS Educators on How to Evaluate HIV/AIDS Programs, AIDS Consortium of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

03-2000 -03-2000 Workshop Facilitator, Distance Education Workshop for AIDS Educators on How to Evaluate HIV/AIDS Programs, Ohio Consortium of HIV/AIDS Educators, Bowling Green, OH

10-1999 -12-1999 Workshop Facilitator, Workshops for each of the 4 state districts in Ohio on How to Conduct Program Evaluations, Ohio Department of Health, Wilmington, Akron, Columbus, and Toledo, Ohio

09-1999 -11-1999 Consultant, White Paper on Health Literacy, Health Alliance for Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 2001 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant - Proposal Titled "Health Advocacy Summit" Role:PI $1050 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Cottrell, R.R. and Bernard, A.L. 1999 -2000 Tobacco-Free Ohio Proposal Titled "UC/Xavier Smoking Awareness Project" Role:Co-PI $3,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:State

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1997 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Grant - Proposal Titled "The International Citizen Ambassador Program in Health Education" Role:PI $4,929 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1997 University of Cincinnati University Research Council - General Research Support - Proposal Titled "Pilot Testing of an Innovative Behavior Modification Program to Improve Heart Healthy Diet and Exercise Behaviors" Role:PI $4,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1997 University of Cincinnati Social Science Funding Program - Proposal Titled "Evaluation of a Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program Based on the Social Cognitive Theory" Role:PI 3 Credit Hours Release Time Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1996 University of Cincinnati Summer Institute on Instructional Technology - Proposal Titled "Developing an Interactive Web Page for the Health Science Statistics Course" Role:PI $3,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1995 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Graduate School Funding for Grant Development - Proposal Titled "Dietary Behavior Modification Program in African-American Churches" Role:PI 3 Credit Hours Release Time Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Bernard, A.L. 1995 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Summer Research Fellowship - Proposal Titled "Dietary Beliefs and Practices of Working Adults" Role:PI $5,000 Completed Type:Fellowship Level:University

Publications

Published Abstracts

Bernard, A.L. and Dimberio, A.M. (1992. ) A childhood injury prevention program using visual aids .[Abstract]Public Health Reports, 107 (2 ) ,220 -221

Peer Reviewed Publications

Schaefer, S.A.; King, K.A.; and Bernard, A.L. (2007. ) Is there a relationship between life satisfaction and the five health dimensions? .American Journal of Health Studies, , 22 (3 ) ,139 -147

King, A.L.; Mohl, K.; Bernard, A.L.; and Vidourek, R. (2007. ) Does involvement in healthy eating among university students differ based on exercise status and reasons for exercise? .California Journal of Health Promotion, , 5 (3 ) ,106 -119

King, K.A.; Kramer, L.; Bernard, A.; and Vidourek, R. (2007. ) Foster parents' involvement in authoritative parenting and interest in future parenting training .Journal of Child and Family Studies, , 16 (5 ) ,606 -614

King, K.; Laake, R.A; and Bernard, A. L. (2006. ) Do the depictions of sexual attire and sexual behavior in music videos differ based on video network and character gender? .American Journal of Health Education, , 37 (3 ) ,146 -153

Cottrell, R.R.; McClamroch, L.; Bernard, A.L. (2005. ) Melanoma knowledge and sun protection attitudes and behaviors among college students by gender and skin type .American Journal of Health Education, , 36 (5 ) ,274 -279

King, K.; Pealer, L.; Bernard, A. (2001. ) Increasing response rates to mail questionnaires: A review of inducement strategies .American Journal of Health Education, , 32 (1 ) ,4 -15

Greenberg, J.; Cottrell, R.R.; Bernard, A. (2001. ) Baseline data on coordinated school health programs in the state of Ohio .American Journal of Health Studies, , 17 (1 ) ,1 -6

Bernard, A.; Prince, A.; Edsall, P. (2000. ) Quality of life issues for fibromyalgia patients .Arthritis Care and Research, , 13 (1 ) ,42 -50

Bernard, A.; Prince, A. (2000. ) A cross-sectional study of Fibromyalgia Syndrome patients about their disease spectrum and its impact .The Health Educator, , 32 (1 ) ,3 -14

Bernard, A.; Prince, A.; Edsall, P. (2000. ) A descriptive analysis of fibromyalgia from the patients' perspective .Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, , 8 (3 ) ,35

Bernard, A.; Prince, A. (1999. ) HIV/AIDS knowledge in college students: The implications for individuals and society .The Health Educator, , 30 (1 ) ,19 -28

Chen, B.; Bernard, A.L.; and Cottrell, R.R. (1999. ) The differences between family physicians and patients attitudes regarding alternative medicine .Integrative Medicine, , 2 (2/3 ) ,45 -55

Krause, R.; Cottrell, R.R.; and Bernard, A. (1999. ) College health risk behavior survey at the University of Cincinnati .The Health Educator, , 30 (2 ) ,21 -26

Bernard, A.L.; Prince, A. (1998. ) HIV testing practices and attitudes of college students .American Journal of Health Studies, , 14 (2 ) ,84 -94

Prince, A.; and Bernard, A.L. (1998. ) Alcohol use and safer sex practices of college students on a small, commuter campus .Journal of American College Health, , 47 (1 ) ,11 -21

Bernard, A.L.; McKenzie, J.F.; and Petosa, R. (1993. ) A descriptive analysis of selected smoking cessation programs available to health educators .Journal of Health Education, , 24 (6 ) ,327 -335

Bernard,A. The role of the health educator in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome .International Electronic Journal of Health Education, , 3 (1 ) ,19 -27

Vidourek, R.; Bernard, A.; King, K. (2009. ) Effective parent connectedness components in sexuality education interventions for African American youth: A review of the literature .American Journal of Sexuality Education, , 3 -4,225,247

Kanekar, A.; Sharma, M.; Cottrell, R.; Succop, P.; Bernard, A.L. (2010. ) Theory based safer sex intervention among African-American college students .American Journal of Health Studies, ,

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Bernard, A.L. (10-2004. ) Evaluation Made Easy .Health Educator's Institute, Cambridge, OH. Conference. . Level:State

Bernard, A.L. (05-2002. ) How to prepare for the CHES exam .Society for Public Health Education Midyear Meeting, Cincinnati, OH. Conference. . Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (03-1998. ) Promoting worksite wellness .17th Annual Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Conference. . Level:Local

Bernard, A.L. (02-1998. ) Using synchronous and asynchronous distance education methods .University of Cincinnati Education Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Conference. . Level:Local

Poster Presentations

Bernard, A.L.; Brame, S.; Klein, D.; Morrison, J.; Allen, S. (12-2005. ) Results of a Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program with African-American Adolescents .Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. . Conference. . Level:National

Janszen, C.; Bernard, A.L.; Cottrell, R. (11-2004. ) Cardiologists' and General Practitioners' Attitudes and Knowledge Regarding the Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease .American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.. . Conference. . Level:National

Paper Presentations

Bernard, A.L. (06-2009. ) Charting the Course: How Do You Evaluate School Health Success? .Deer Creek State Park.

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A, and Bernard, A.L. (03-2007. ) Effectiveness of Don't Laugh at Me Bully Prevention Program on Decreasing Bullying Behaviors and Increasing School Connectedness .Baltimore, MD. Conference. Level:Regional

Bernard, A.L., Brame, S., Klein, D., Morrison, J. and Allen, S. (12-2005. ) Results of a diabetes awareness and prevention program with African-American adolescents .Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:National

Janszen, C., Bernard, A.L., Cottrell, R. (11-2004. ) Cardiologists' and general practitioners' attitudes and knowledge regarding the link between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Pealer, L. (03-2001. ) Using technology to increase your effectiveness as a health educator .Cincinnati, OH. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (11-2000. ) Low health literacy: The impact on public health .Boston, MA. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (07-2000. ) The importance of addressing health literacy in wellness programs .Stevens Point, WI. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (07-2000. ) Evaluation of wellness programs made easy .Stevens Point, WI. Conference. Level:National

Prince, A., Bernard, A.L., and Edsall, P (03-2000. ) A descriptive analysis of fibromyalgia from the patients' perspective .Orlando, FL. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (11-1998. ) China's advancing health promotion and education agenda .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L., and Prince, A. (04-1998. ) Insights into Fibromyalgia: Patient characteristics. the disease process, and disease management .Reno, NV. Conference. Level:National

Bermard, A.L., Smith, B., Wagner, D.I., and Wilson, B. (04-1998. ) Characteristics of health education programs included in the 1997 AAHE Directory of Institutions Offering Specialization in Undergraduate and Graduate Professional Preparation Programs in School, Community, and Public Health Education .Reno, NV. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L., Wagner, D.I., Smith, B., and Wilson, B. (04-1998. ) Characteristics of health education faculty .Reno, NV. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L., and Prince, A. (04-1998. ) The role of the health educator in the management of fibromyalgia .Reno, NV. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L., and Prince, A. (03-1997. ) HIV testing practices and attitudes of college students .St. Louis, MO. Conference. Level:National

Prince, A. and Bernard, A.L. (03-1997. ) Alcohol use and safer sex behaviors in college students .St. Louis, MO. Conference. Level:National

Prince, A. and Bernard, A.L. (03-1997. ) HIV/AIDS knowledge among college students .St. Louis, MO. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L., and Prince, A. (11-1996. ) Safer sex behaviors of college students .New York, NY. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (04-1996. ) A comparison of statistical methods for testing behavioral theories in health education .Atlanta, GA. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (10-1995. ) Development of a food frequency questionnaire .San Diego, CA. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (10-1995. ) Choosing the most appropriate analysis for testing behavioral theories .San Diego, CA. Conference. Level:National

Bermard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (10-1995. ) Development of an instrument to measure the Social Cognitive Theory constructs in relation to diet .San Diego, CA. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (03-1995. ) A test of the ability of the Social Cognitive Theory to predict dietary fat intake in adults .Portland, OR. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (11-1994. ) Predicting dietary fat intake using Social Cognitive Theory .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (11-1994. ) Heart health diet: Attitudes, beliefs and practices of adults .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (11-1994. ) Health beliefs and condom use among college students .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Petosa, R. and Bernard, A.L. (11-1994. ) Using Social Cognitive Theory to predict physical activity in adolescents .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Petosa, R., Obermiller, M.A., and Bernard, A.L. (11-1994. ) Using the Health Belief Model to predict breast self-exam .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (12-1993. ) Predictors of physical activity among youth .Columbus, OH. Conference. Level:State

Bernard, A.L. and Petosa, R. (09-1993. ) Development of a model to predict condom use in college students .Pittsburgh, PA. Conference. Level:National

Bernard, A.L. (04-1993. ) A descriptive analysis of selected smoking cessation programs .Muncie, IN. Conference. Level:Regional

Cottrell, R., McKenzie, J., and Bernard, A.L. (04-1991. ) The role of department heads/chairs in departments of health education in higher education .San Francisco, CA. Conference. Level:National

Honors and Awards

2002 Mabel Lee Award American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Status:Recipient Level:National

2000 Barbour Award for Faculty-Student Relations Status:Nomination Level: University

1998 Outstanding Teaching Award Division of Human Services, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:Department

1997 Outstanding Service Award Division of Human Services, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:Department

1996 -1998 Leadership Associate on the Board of Directors American Association of Health Education Status:Recipient Level:Professional Org.

1994 Dai Ho Chun Fellowship Award College of Education, The Ohio State University Status:Recipient Level:College

1993 Oberteuffer Award College of Education, The Ohio State University Status:Recipient Level:College

1993 Distinguished Service Award Alpha Psi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma Status:Recipient Level:Honorary

1993 Gamman of the Year Alpha Psi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma Status:Recipient Level:Honorary

1992 Gamman of the Year Alpha Psi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma Status:Recipient Level:Honorary

1991 Honorable Mention in the Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention US Department of Health and Human Services Status:Recipient Level:National

Service

Ohio Society for Public Health Education (Health Educator's Institute Conference Planning Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 01-2005 -To Present

Eta Sigma Gamma (Executive Board ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 07-2001 -06-2003

American Association of Health Education (Professional Development Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 04-2000 -04-2002

American Association for Health Education (Survey of Membership Directory Subcommittee of the Research Coordinating Board ) Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 01-1998 -12-2002

Professional Affiliation

04-2004 -06-2009: Curriculum Developer and Evaluation Consultant for the Diabetes and Obesity Awareness and Prevention Program Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

04-2004 -To Present: Evaluation Consultant for the Think First for Your Baby Program Tri-Health, Cincinnati, OH

09-2001 -01-2002: Consultant for an Assessment of HIV/AIDS Needs for Hamilton, Clermont and Butler Counties Cincinnati Regional Advisory Group for HIV/AIDS, Cincinnati, OH

10-2000 -03-2001: Evaluation Consultant for an HIV/AIDS Education Program Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

Contact Information

Academic - Office - 526-D Teachers College
2624 Clifton Ave.
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45221-0068
Phone: 513-556-2126
Fax: 513.556.3898
amy.bernard@uc.edu