Anita Smith Hawkins, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Ph.D., Public and Community Health, 2002
M.H.S., Human Services
Biosketch, Academic, and Research Activities
Health communication (e.g., health literacy, risk communication, cultural competency, etc.) and age related differences in health communication needs, HIV risk behaviors and identification of best practices for prevention.
Title: National Minority Male Health Project
Year of Award: Annually since 2007
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Title: Mental Health Court Evaluation Project
Year of Award: 2008
Role: Co- Principal Investigator
Title: Health Disparities Service-Learning Collaborative
Year of Award: 2008
Role: Principle Investigator
Policies on HIV Prevention (in press) Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn (Chapter J). National Association of State Boards of Education: Alexandria, VA (Contributing authors Wiley, D., Hawkins, A. and Wilson K.).
James, X., Hawkins, A., and Rowel, R. (2007). An Assessment of the Cultural Appropriateness of Emergency Preparedness Communication for Low Income Minorities. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Hawkins, A. and Peart, T. (2007) Mobile Health Units: A Review of the Literature in Community Needs Assessment for West Baltimore: Process, Outcomes and Recommendation. Technical Report prepared by Baltimore City Health Start and submitted to Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Maternal and Child Health, October 2007.
Bronner, Y., Hawkins, A., Holt, M., Hossain, M., Rowel, R., Sydnor, K., and Divers, S. (2006) Models for Nutrition Education to Increase Consumption of Calcium and Dairy Products among African Americans. The Journal of Nutrition; 136:1103-1106. American Society for Nutrition.
Day, C, Hawkins, A. and Henry J. (2003) Linking Health Promotion, Health Educators and Medicine: A Prescription for Success. Legal Medicine. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
D.C. Department of Health, HIV AIDS Administration (2003) District of Columbia HIV Prevention Plan 2003-2005, Hawkins, A. (Acknowledged contributing author).