Liliana Guyler

Liliana Rojas Guyler

Associate Professor
Health Promotion And Education

Professional Summary

Liliana Rojas-Guyler, PhD, FESG, CHES© is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion & Education. Dr. Liliana Rojas-Guyler earned her doctorate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington where she majored in Health Behavior and minored in Human Sexuality Education and in Instructional Systems Technology (2002). She earned two degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education majoring in Community Health in 1995 and a Master’s degree in Health Education with emphasis in Public Health in 1996. She is certified by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist and an Eta Sigma Gamma National Fellow.
Dr. Rojas-Guyler has published and presented widely on minority health issues, particularly those relating to Latina health. Her research agenda includes determinants of health among vulnerable populations (e.g. people who have disabilities and immigrants), health behaviors, the influence of culture, and professional preparation needs of future health educators to address cultural appropriateness in health program planning. Her most recent research includes: a) assessing the health status changes over the last decade of Latinos in the Greater Cincinnati Area, b) assessing Disability Awareness and Self-Efficacy of Health Education students, and c) assessing the connection of Social Media Use, Body Image, Cultural Identity, and Exercise Patterns among African American and Latinos among other projects. Dr. Rojas-Guyler has published in Health Behavior, Health Promotion Practice, The Health Educator, the American Journal of Health Education, the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Family and Community Health, and the Journal of Religion and Health among others. Dr. Rojas-Guyler is dedicated to inclusion of students in collaborative research teams. She is experienced in qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research, and is knowledgeable and proficient conducting program evaluation and continuous improvement.
Dr. Rojas-Guyler is an active professional in her field. She serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and is a member of the editorial board for The Health Educator. She has worked at the national level with Eta Sigma Gamma, the national honorary for her profession, the Society for Public Health Education, and has held membership with several other organizations including the APHA, SOPHE & ESG among others. She has served the community and is currently a member of Interact for Health’s Community Involvement Committee and a research consultant for the Latino Community Health Status Survey (IH).

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, 08-2002 (Major of Specialization: Health Behavior Minor: Human Sexuality Education Minor: Instructional Systems Technology)

Master of Health Science Education, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 05-1997 (Public Health)

Bachelor of Science, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 12-1995 (Health Science Education Specialization: Community Health )

Positions and Work Experience

09-2007 -04-2008 Adjunct Faculty, Taught International Health, Health Issues & Analysis of Health Indices, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

09-01-2007 -08-31-2008 Research Associate and Health Education Specialist, This position included grant writing, research, and program development and evaluation responsibilities. The Harmony Garden, a non-for-profit organization strives to Grow Healthy Girls through research and education and places a special emphasis on pre-adolescent girls in the diverse communities of greater Cincinnati. After designing and securing funding for the Latino Girls Health Initiative, I implemented a health education program for Latina mothers and daughters., Harmony Garden, Cincinnati, OH

09-2002 - Associate Professor, Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate health education courses that are either content or process specific including such courses as International Health, Analysis of Health Indices, Intro to Epidemiology, Minority Health, Research with Vulnerable and Minority Populations, Health Issues, and Health Communication. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate students; supervising graduate committees; career advising for undergraduate students; conducting scholarly research; grant writing; serving on program, divisional, college and university committees, and other duties as assigned., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Grant: #Grad Asst. Agrmnt. Investigators:Guyler, Liliana 09-01-2010 -07-31-2012 Susan G. Komen Foundation, Cincinnati Affiliate Graduate Assistant Agreement Role:PI $24,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Grad Asst Agreement 2 Investigators:Guyler, Liliana 09-01-2011 -06-30-2012 Susan G. Komen Foundation, Cincinnati Affiliate Susan G. Koman Graduate ASsistant Agreement Role:PI $24,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Grad Assistant Agreement Investigators:Guyler, Liliana 09-01-2011 -06-30-2012 Susan G. Komen Foundation, Cincinnati Affiliate Susan G. Komen Graduate Assistant Agreement Role:PI $24,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Britigan, D.; Murnan, J.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2009. )A qualitative study examining Latino functional health literacy levels and sources of health information .Journal of Community Health, ,34 (3 ),222 -230

Murnan, J.; Cottrell, R. R.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2009. )A national survey of criteria and guidelines for advising on thesis, dissertation, and academic committees by junior faculty. .The Health Educator, ,41 (1 ),11 -18

Vaughn, L.M.; Rojas-Guyler, L.; Howell, B. (2008. )“Picturing” Health: A photovoice pilot of Latina girls’ perceptions of health .Family and Community Health Journal, ,31 (4 ),305 -316

Bland, R.; Cottrell, R.R.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2008. )Medication compliance in hemodialysis patients and factors contributing to non-compliance .Dialysis & Transplantation, ,37 (5 ),174 -178

Riffe, H.; Turner, S.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2008. )The diverse faces of Latinos in the midwest: Planning for service delivery and building community .Social Work & Health, ,33 (2 ),101 -110

Rojas-Guyler, L.; King, K.A.; Montieth, B.A. (2008. )Health-seeking behaviors among Latinas: Practices and reported difficulties in obtaining health services .American Journal of Health Education, ,39 (1 ),25 -33

Rojas-Guyler, L. & King, K.A. (2007. )Sexuality education among Latinas: Experiences, preferences, attitudes, and risk behavior .American Journal of Sexuality Education, ,2 (4 ),25 -41

Rojas-Guyler, L.; Sparks, J.; King, K. A. (2007. )School principals’ perceptions of students walking and bicycling to school .California Journal of Health Promotion, ,5 (3 ),51-61

Rojas-Guyler, L.; Murnan, J.; Cottrell, R. R. (2007. )Networking for career-long success: A powerful strategy for health education professionals .Health Promotion Practice, ,8 (3 ),229-233

Rojas-Guyler, L., Wagner, D.I. & Chockingham, S. R. (2006. )Latino cultural competence among health educators: Professional preparation implications .American Journal of Health Studies, ,21 (2 ),99-106

Rojas-Guyler, L.; Cottrell, R.; Wagner, D.I. (2006. )The second national survey of U.S. internship standards in health education professional preparation: 15 years later .American Journal of Health Education, ,37 (4 ),226-232

Rojas-Guyler, L.; Ellis, N.; Sanders, S. (2005. )Acculturation, health protective sexual communication and AIDS risk behavior among Hispanic women residing in a large Midwestern city .Health Education and Behavior, ,32 (6 ),767 -779

Rojas-Guyler, L. & Cottrell, R.R. (2005. )Senior and junior faculty perspectives on a tenure process in health promotion and education .California Journal of Health Promotion, ,3 (1 ),85-91

Rojas-Guyler, L. & Kuester, C. (2004. )Creating interactive multimedia lessons with existing tools: A how-to guide for health educators .The Health Educator, ,36 (1 ),23-27

Rojas-Guyler, L.; King, K.A.; Cottrell, R.R. (2004. )A national study of faculty hiring criteria and procedures in health education programs .American Journal of Health Education, ,35 (5 ),272-279

Rojas, L. (1997. )HIV infection and the Hispanic woman: Implications for program planning .Eta Signma Gamma Monograph, ,15 (1 ),5-8

Rojas-Guyler, L., Price, K., Young, K. & King, K. (2010. )Knowledge and Perceptions of Reproductive Health among Latinas .The Health Educator, ,42 (1 ),

Luquis, R., Brelsford, G., Rojas-Guyler, L & Perez, M. Religiosity, Spirituality, and Sexual Behaviors Among African American and Latino College Students .

Other Publications

Riffe, H.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2009. )Latino community social services needs assessment .1 -31

Riffe, H.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2009. )Addressing Latino/Hispanic community needs: A strategic review of social service needs .1 -63

Riffe, H.; Rojas-Guyler, L. (2009. )Su Casa Hispanic Center: Strategic Vision 2009 .1 -83

Book Chapter

Rojas-Guyler, L., Moyano-Kleckner, S., Reina, M., & Faulkner, X. (2008 )Chapter 1 Cuidandonos: Diabetes Program Development Utilizing Promotores de Salud .(pp. 1-150).Santa Maria Community Services Bienestar Program and Ohio Commission on Minority Health(Author)

Vaughn, L.; Rojas-Guyler, L.; Borders, C.; Brydon-Miller, M. Examples of action research with vulnerable populations Action Research at the University of Cincinnati .

Technical Reports

2005 Greater Cincinnati Hispanic/Latino Health Survey .The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Spring 2006,

Encuesta Hispana/Latina Del Area Tri-Estatal 2005 .The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Fall 2006,

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Rojas-Guyler, L., Cottrell, R. R., & Wagner, D. I. (04-2006. )A national survey of health education internship standards in higher education .Paper presented at the American Association for Health Education, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rojas-Guyler, L., & King, K.A. (04-2006. )Factors related to health seeking behaviors of immigrant Latinas .Accepted for presentation at the national meeting of the American Association for Health Education,

Rojas-Guyler, L. (04-2006. )Reproductive concerns of Latina women: Fact and Fiction .Babies Milk Fund, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (08-2005. )Addressing health disparities: Leaders taking action-evaluation-how-to for grass roots community organizations .Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rojas-Guyler, L (04-2005. )Incorporating synchronous and asynchronous learning environments into international health courses .Presentation at the national meeting of the American Association for Health Education,

Rojas-Guyler, L (11-2004. )Moving toward community unity: Issues, barriers and lessons learned from working with the growing Latino community of Cincinnati .Presented at the National Meeting of the Society of Professional Health Educators, Washington, D.C.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (10-2004. )Addressing the needs of Latino youth through health education collaboratives .Paper presented at the KAHPERD Convention, Ft. Mitchell, KY..

Rojas-Guyler, L. (05-2004. )Health concerns and status of Latina girls .Paper presented at the Abriendo Puertas Symposium II, Cincinnati, OH.

Guyler, L., & Kuester, C. (04-2004. )Creating simple interactive multimedia lessons on a budget .Paper presented at the AAHPERD Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Rojas-Guyler, L., & Wagner, D. I. (11-2003. )HIV preventative health education for Hispanic communities: Implications for professional preparation and practice .Paper presented at the SOPHE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (11-2003. )HIV/AIDS risk behaviors, acculturation, and sexual communication among Hispanic women: Implications for health education .Paper presented at the APHA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Guyler, Liliana (06-2003. )HIV/AIDS Prevention among Hispanic women using Platicas. Paper presented SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, Houston, TX.

Guyler, Liliana (06-2003. )HIV/AIDS Prevention among Hispanic women using Platicas .SOPHE Midyear Scientific Conference, Las Cruces, NM.

Guyler, Liliana (02-2003. )A review of literature and discussion about cultural factors influencing HIV/AIDS risk behavior among Hispanic women .Paper presented at the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies Conference, Houston, TX.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (05-21-2008. )Cultural competence: Improving your skills to provide better care to Hispanic clients. St. Elizabeth North Hospital, Covington, KY.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (09-29-2004. )Personal and professional perspectives on the immigrant experience, diversity, & inclusion appreciation week .Sara Lee Foods, Cincinnati, OH.

Riffe, H., Rojas-Guyler, L., & Turner, S. (07-2007. )Delivering health care to Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. 15th International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD), Hong Kong, China.

Murdock, J., Rojas-Guyler, L., Diers, T., Ireton, C., Vaughn, L., Britigan, D., Evans, K., Gerena-Lewis, M., Nino, V., Gomez, L., & Reddy, R. (10-2008. )Latino health collaborative of Greater Cincinnati: University-community partnerships for better health for the Latino community .National Convention of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.

Vaughn, L., Rojas-Guyler, L., Howell, B. (06-27-2008. )Latina Girls Voice their “Picture” of Health .7th Biennial Society of Psychological Studies of Social Issues: Disparities across the Globe: Place, Race, Class, Ethnicity & Gender Convention, Chicago, IL.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (06-27-2008. )Culture, Ethnicity, Literacy, Access and Immigration: The Role of CBPR .7th Biennial Society of Psychological Studies of Social Issues: Disparities across the Globe: Place, Race, Class, Ethnicity & Gender Convention, Chicago, IL.

Gerena-Lewis, M., Rojas-Guyler, L., Vaughn, L., Britigan, D., Niño, V., Murdock, J., Ireton C. & Diers, T. (04-2008. )Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Cancer in the Hispanic Population. National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC.

Young, K., Thompson, A. & Rojas-Guyler, L. (04-2008. )Improving the Quality of Professional Life: Benefits of Health-Ed Membership .The American Association for Health Education, Fort Worth, Texas.

Rojas-Guyler, L., Luquis, R., Walsh, C. & Pérez, M. (04-2008. )Conducting Health Education Research with Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations: A Survey of Researchers .The American Association for Health Education national convention, Fort Worth, TX.

Vaughn, L., Rojas-Guyler, L., Murdock, J., Ireton, C., Gerena-Lewis, M., Diers, T., Britigan, D., Niño, V., Reddy, R., & Gomez, L. (04-2008. )Authentic Community Engagement in Academic-Community Partnerships: Lessons We Are Learning .Social Justice and Engaged Scholarship Symposium, University of Louisville, Louisville KY.

Rojas-Guyler, L., Sparks, J., & King, K.A. (06-2007. )Walking & Bicycling To School: How School Principals’ Perceptions Relate To Active Commuting .National Association of Health Education Centers 19th Annual Conference & The American Association for Health Education Mid-year Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Dixon, S., Rojas-Guyler, L.& Wagner, D. I. (06-2007. )Relationship Between HIV Knowledge, Perceived Threat, HIV Risk Behaviors, HIV Testing History, And Prior Sexuality Education Among College Students In An Urban University .National Association of Health Education Centers 19th Annual Conference & The American Association for Health Education Mid-year Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Rojas-Guyler, L., Brown, A. A. & Bernard, A (06-2007. )White and African American Adolescent Knowledge, Intention to Perform and Perceived Effectiveness of Breast Self-Exam: An Evaluation Study of a Breast Health Education Program for Adolescent Girls .National Association of Health Education Centers 19th Annual Conference & The American Association for Health Education Mid-year Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Murnan, J., Cottrell, R. R. & Rojas-Guyler, L. (04-2007. )Faculty Supervision of Graduate Research in Health Promotion and Education .National meeting of the American Association for Health Education,

Rojas-Guyler, L., Turner, S. & Riffe, H. (05-25-2006. )Determining the Health Status of New Hispanic Immigrant Communities in the Midwest .Health Promotion Directors Conference, Washington DC.

Rojas-Guyler, L., and Wagner, D.I. (05-06-2006. )Latino Cultural Competence among Health Educators: Professional Preparation Implications .Midyear Scientific Conference of the Society of Professional Health Educators, Las Vegas, NV.

Rojas-Guyler, L., King, K.A., and Cottrell, R.R. (04-03-2004. )A National Study of Faculty Hiring Practices Criteria and Procedures .National meeting of the American Association for Health Education,

Walch, C., Rojas-Guyler, L. (02-2009. )Current Trends in Health Research: Implications for Reaching and Working with Diverse Populations .Workshop abstract accepted for presentation at the Tri-State Diversity Conference, Sharonville, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L., Francis, M. & Hoyt-Gonzales, L. (11-20-2008. )Community Collaborations: From Raising Awareness to Community Involvement in Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention for Latino Communities . Ohio Prevention and Education Conference: Everyone Achieves More! , Columbus, Ohio.

Brinson, L., Rojas-Guyler, L., Burklow, K. & Mills, L. (11-20-2008. )Combining Community-Based Participatory Research and Developmental Assets Principles to Create Meaningful Prevention Interventions for a Group of Latina Girls .Ohio Prevention and Education Conference: Everyone Achieves More! , Columbus, Ohio.

Britigan, D.H., Murnan, J., Rojas-Guyler, L. (04-13-2008. )A Qualitative Study Examining Latino Functional Health Literacy Levels and Sources of Health Information .CECH Spring Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L. (05-11-2007. )Healthy Madres & Healthy Bebes: Latina's realities through the Immigration Process .Latino Community Health Partnerships Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Riffe, H. & Rojas-Guyler, L (05-01-2006. )Results from the 2005 Greater Cincinnati Hispanic/Latino Health Survey .Regional and State Data Sources 2006 Health Data Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Turner, S., Rojas-Guyler, L. & Riffe, H. (04-21-2006. )Surveying New Hispanic and Latino Immigrants about Health Issues .Research Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP) Ohio Health Disparities Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Riffe, H., Rojas-Guyler, L. & Turner, S. (04-21-2006. )Health Status of New Hispanic and Latino Immigrants in Greater Cincinnati .Research Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP) Ohio Health Disparities Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L., Turner, S. & Riffe, H. (04-12-2006. )Analyzing Local Health Data for Disparities .Conference on Closing the Health Gap, Cincinnati, OH.

Riffe, H., Rojas-Guyler, L. & Turner, S. (03-16-2006. )The First Hispanic Health Survey Findings .The Latino Multicultural Center for Regional Development at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY.

Rojas, L. (11-1997. )Ten Strategies for Personalizing Instruction in Large Classroom Settings .The Sixth National Conference on the Education and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Minneapolis, MN.

Robinson, J., McCallister, M., Rojas, L. (11-1997. )A TA-Faculty Partnership to Prepare for 21st Century Technology .The Sixth National Conference on the Education and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Minneapolis, MN.

Britigan, D.H., Murnan, J., Rojas-Guyler, L (03-05-2008. )Sources of Health Information Among Latino Residents In Southwest Ohio .of Cincinnati Showcase 2008, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (10-13-2007. )Quien Eres, Quien quieres ser? Interactive workshop for preadolescent Latinas .Somos Unicos Somos Latinos Conference, Abriendo Puertas, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (03-01-2007. )Women Leaders of Cincinnati .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (06-30-2006. )Community Health Programming: A Rich Source for Professional Publication .Hamilton County General Health District, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (05-05-2006. )Collaborating with University Faculty for Community Change .Abriendo Puertas Symposium III, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (04-04-2006. )Health Disparities in Minority Communities: The Role of Each Individual .Ohio Commission on Minority Health Celebration of Minority Health Month, Metropolitan CME Church, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (05-05-2006. )Understanding Alcohol Related Factors in HIV among Latinos .Abriendo Puertas Symposium III, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (10-13-2004. )Bridging the Health Gap for the Hispanic Population Panel .Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (08-19-2004. )HIV/AIDS in the Growing Latino Community of Greater Cincinnati .AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Rojas-Guyler, L (03-2003. )Hispanic Health Status and Implications for Health Educators .Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Health Promotion, Blue Ash, OH.

Rojas, L. (03-2002. )Research Challenges Associated with Minority Populations .La Casa Hispanic center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (08-1999. )Trends Among Women Seekers of Health-Information via the Internet .Eli Lilly & Company Evista® Global Product Team, Indianapolis, IN.

Rojas, L. (07-1998. )Staying Healthy When All Else Seems Like Chaos .student participants of the Student Research Opportunity Program of the Research and the University Graduate School office, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (10-1997. )Down to the Basics: Male and Female Sexual & Reproductive Anatomy .Personal Health Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (12-1999. )to the Basics: Male and Female Sexual & Reproductive Anatomy .Personal Health Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (12-1998. )Statistical Tests of Significance .Introduction to Health Statistics Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L (12-1998. )STDs: What College Students Need to Know .Surviving the College Years Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (10-1997. )Preventive Nutrition: Another Tool in Fighting Stress .Stress Management and Prevention Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (10-1997. )The Smoke that’s Killing You, Tobacco and Cancer the Deadly Link .The Nature of Cancer Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (09-1997. )Time Management: The Basics .Stress Management and Prevention Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Rojas, L. (08-1997. )The Physiology of Stress .Stress Management and Prevention Course, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Poster Presentations

Luquis, R.; Brelsford, G.; Rojas-Gulyer, L.; Wimer, J.; Perez, M. (03-2010. )Religiosity, spirituality, and sexual behaviors among African American and Latino college students .AAHE/AAHPERD Convention, Indianapolis, IN. .

Paper Presentations

Rojas-Guyler, L. (05-2008. )Cultural Competence: Improving Your Skills to Provide Better Care to Hispanic Clients .Sponsored by Northern Kentucky Region AHEC .

Price, K. L., Rojas-Guyler, L., King, K. A., Young, K. J. (02-2009. )Knowledge and Perceptions of Reproductive Health among Latinas .Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Murdock, J., Rojas-Guyler, L., Diers, T., Ireton, C., Vaughn, L., Britigan, D., Evans, K., Gerena-Lewis, M., Niño, V., Gomez, L. Reddy, R. (10-2008. )Latino Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati: University-Community Partnerships for Better Health for the Latino Community .San Diego, California.

Rojas-Guyler, L.; Francis, M. (11-2009. )Elementos fundamentales: Translating assets to Latino communities in Greater Cincinnati .Cincinnati, OH.

Vaughn, L.; Rojas-Guyler, L.; Diers, T.; Ireton, C.; Britigan, D.; Murdock, J.; Gerena-Lewis, M.; Nino, V.; Gomez, L.; Reddy, R. (06-2009. )Building relationship-centered partnerships for heatlh: The case of the Latino health collaborative of Greater Cincinnati .Montclair State University, NJ .

Branscum, P., Sharma, M., Wang, L., Wilson, B., & Rojas-Guyler, L. (03-2012. )Evaluating an after-school comic book childhood obesity prevention intervention .Boston, MA.

Branscum, P., Sharma, M., Wang, L., Wilson, B., & Rojas-Guyler, L. (03-2012. )Process evaluation for the Comics for Health program .Boston, MA.

Branscum, P., Sharma, M., Wang, L., Wilson, B., & Rojas-Guyler, L. (10-2012. )A process evaluation of a social cognitive theory based childhood obesity prevention intervention: The Comics for Health program .Arlington, VA.

Honors and Awards

04-2008 Horizon Award For demonstrating “outstanding potential to obtain prominence in the health education profession.” American Alliance for Health Education

06-2007 Faculty member who "played a special role in motivating, inspiring, or encouraging graduates" University of Cincinnati Commencement Planning Committee

03-2007 Nominee, Faculty Woman of the Year UC Women's Center Student's Choice Awards

Finalist, Lawrence W. Green Award for best article in Health Education and Behavior for 2005

02-2003 Recipient, Faculty Incentive Award for Research and Scholarship, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Incentive award for professional papers presented. Type:Monetary

02-2004 Recipient, Faculty Incentive Award for Research and Scholarship, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Incentive awarded for professional papers presented.

02-2005 Recipient, Faculty Incentive Award for Research and Scholarship, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Incentive awarded for professional papers presented.

02-2006 Recipient, Faculty Incentive Award for Research and Scholarship, College of Education, University of Cincinnati Incentive awarded for professional papers presented.

02-2006 Outstanding Woman This award was part of the Women's History Month. Part of the public Display of Excellence to "highlight the achievements of great women on the UC campus." Women's Center at the University of Cincinnati

02-2007 Outstanding Woman Given by the Women's Center at the University of Cincinnati. Part of the Women's History Month. Recognized by being part of the public Display of Excellence to "highlight the achievements of great women on the UC campus."

10-2005 Nominee, Horizaon Award, American Alliance for Health Education Nominated by Dr. Randall R. Cottrell, AAHE president and HPE Program Coordinator, for demonstrating "outstanding potential to obtain prominence in the health education profession."

08-2004 Nominee, Rising Star award, YWCA Academy of Career Woman of Achievement Nominated by Dr. Barbara Rinto, Director University of Cincinnati Women's Center.

05-1998 -05-2000 Recipient, Doctoral Fellowship Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Bloomington, IN.

04-1999 Recipient, J.K. Rash Scholarship Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

03-1999 Recipient, Teaching Excellence Recognition Award Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

01-1999 Recipient, Supplemental Fellowship School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.

04-1998 Recipient, Equal Opportunity Fellowship Graduate School, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

10-1997 Recipient, Pew Charitable Trust Scholarship University of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN.

09-1997 Recipient, Travel Grant Department of Applied Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

05-2009 -05-2009 Sister Margarita Brewer HOPE Award to “exceptional individuals devoted to enhancing health and education options for the Hispanic/Latino population,” presented at the 4th Annual Bienestar Recognition Luncheon, Cincinnati, OH. Status:Recipient Level:Local Type:Recognition

05-2009 Sister Margarita Brewer HOPE Award For exceptional individuals devoted to enhancing health and education options for hte Hispanic/Latino population. Presented at the 4th Annual Bienestar Recognition Luncheon, Cincinnati, OH.

-06-03-2010 Golden Apple Award Nominated by students, presented to recognize excellence in teaching. University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

-03-2010 Best Professional Poster Presentation Presented to recognize the most outstanding professional poster presentation during the AAHE annual convention AAHE Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

-01-2010 Research Mentoring Grant Health and disease attributions among Latino Parents: Implications to Culturally Cognizant Health Education Preparation (doctoral dissertation). Research Mentoring Grant awarded by the CECH Research & Development board grant CECH Research & Development Board Status:Recipient Type:Grant

2008 -2009 Principal Investigator Latina Girls Health Initiative. A community based participatory research project with pre-adolescent Latina girls and their female care-takers. Funded by the center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, an operating program of the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, implemented in collaboration with Harmony Garden Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Status:Recipient Type:Grant

05-2008 Recipient National Women’s Health Week 2008 grant for program support. Celebración de Madres (Mothers Celebration). Funded by the Office on Women’s Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Implemented with Harmony Garden at Su Casa Hispanic Center Office of Women's Health Status:Recipient

02-2007 Recipient Improving Partnership between UC and Greater Cincinnati Latino Community: Cultural Competence in Teaching, Research, and Service (CC-TRS) Program. Six UC faculty women were recipients and are part of an interdisciplinary, cross-system and cross-campus partnership to engage in the development of a base on which to conduct translational community based participatory research. A Faculty Development Grant funded by the University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Type:Grant

2007 Co-Principal Investigator Health concerns of Latina Tweens (8-12 yrs.), grant to conduce Photovoice qualitative study of young girls in the Greater Cincinnati Area. A community participatory research project in collaboration with three community agencies and led by Dr. Lisa Vaughn of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/UC. Funded by Harmony Garden Harmony Garden Status:Recipient Type:Grant

04-2005 -06-2006 Co-Principal Investigator Greater Cincinnati Hispanic Health Needs Assessment Study, Collaborative effort with the Latino and Multicultural Center of Northern Kentucky University. Funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Status:Recipient Type:Grant

-02-2003 Principal Investigator College of Education Research in Pedagogy Grant. Development and Pilot Testing of an Interactive Multimedia Instructional CD-ROM for a University Women’s Health Course College of Education Status:Recipient Type:Grant

12-2003 Principal Investigator University Research Council Faculty Research Support Grant. Needs Assessment Of Reproductive Health Education For The Hispanic Community In The Greater Cincinnati Area University Research Council Status:Recipient Type:Grant

2011 Member, Social Behavioral Institutional Review Board second year

Service

American Association for Health Education (Multicultural Involvement Committee )Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 04-2009 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

10-2002: Member Abstract Reviewer for national conference, 4/03 Committee member, Membership committee, 4/2003-11/2004 Society for Public Health Education,

10-2002: Member Committee member, Membership Committee, 2004 – present (2nd term) Abstract Reviewer for national conference, 6/2010 Committee member, Multicultural Involvement Committee, 3-year term starting 2006 Committee chair- April 2009-2011 Conference session-presider 2008, 2009, 2010 Committee member, Conference Advisory Committee Engage Challenge Inspire 2009, Fall 2008 (partial). American Association for Health Education,

10-2002: Member AAHPERD Research Consortium,

1995: Member Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary,

09-2008: Member Action Research Center University of Cincinnati,

09-2008: Member UC Chapter American Association of University Professors,

10-2002 -11-2006: Member American Public Health Association,

08-2002 -08-2007: Member Vice President, 9/03-9/04 Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Health Promotion,

11-2005 -11-2006: Member National Latina Health Network,

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
Teachers Dyer Complex 460B
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0068
Phone: 513-556-0993
Fax: 513-556-3898
guylerlr@uc.edu