Dr. J. Sunshine Cowan

Dr. J. Sunshine Cowan

Email: jcowan1@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5238

Office: WAH 012

Box: 189


General Information

Dr. Cowan is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Community/Public Health Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and her research interests include health equity and social determinants of health. She regularly involves students in the community, including the development of an intervention with residents within mixed-income housing as well as media advocacy projects for Oklahoma organizations. Dr. Cowan is involved in her profession, serving as the 2011-2012 President of the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA), the 2007 Chair of the Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC), and as a Steering Committee member for the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC). She also serves the university in numerous roles including Chair of the University Core Curriculum committee and as a member of the Healthy Campus Leadership Team.