Dr. J. Sunshine Cowan

Dr. J. Sunshine Cowan

Email: jcowan1@uco.edu

Phone: (405) 974-5238

Office: WAH 012

Box: 189

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General Information

Dr. Cowan is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies and the Coordinator of the Community/Public Health Program 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 interventions with residents in public housing, focus groups with INTEGRIS, and media advocacy projects for Oklahoma organizations. Dr. Cowan is involved in her profession, serving as the 2018-2019 President of the Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHERD), the 2011-2012 President of the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA), the 2007 Chair of the Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC), and as a founding board member of the Oklahoma Health Equity Network (OHEN). She also serves the university in numerous roles including as chair of the University Core Curriculum Committee and as a member of the Healthy Campus Leadership Team.

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