Anita Smith  Hawkins, PhD

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor

 

Education

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.

Selected Publications

Hawkins. A, O’Keefe, A and James, X. (2010) Health Care Access and Utilization among Ex-Offenders in Baltimore: Implications for Policy. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 21: 649-665

Sydnor, K., Hawkins, A., and Edwards, L.  (2010) “Expanding Research Opportunities: the Fit between HBCU’S and CBPR” Journal of Negro Education

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

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).

Selected Technical Reports, White Papers and Policy Briefs

Maryland Judiciary Research Consortium (MJRC).  Process Evaluation of Baltimore City Mental Health Court.  http://www.courts.state.md.us/opsc/mhc/pdfs/evalutations/bcmhcprocessevaluation3-11-10.pdf

Mobile Health Units:  A Review of the Literature.  In Community Needs Assessment for West Baltimore: Process, Outcomes and Recommendations.  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.