Dr. Stedman-Smith joined the faculty of Kent State University as part of the new College of Public Health in August 2009. She has over 10 years of clinical experience as a perinatal nurse, and a clinical subspecialty in occupational health and safety. Dr. Stedman-Smith’s dissertation focused on mothers’ perceptions of children’s exposures to pesticides and other environmental health agents using a community-based participatory research methodology called, Photovoice. Since joining the College of Public Health faculty she has established a research trajectory in occupational health promotion for reducing communicable infectious disease among employees in the work environment. Dr. Stedman-Smith has been the recipient of funding from the Kent-Summa Initiative for Clinical and Translational Research / GoJo Industries, Akron, Ohio, and funding from the Kent State University College of Public Health Dean’s Office with material support from GoJo Industries.
SCHOLARLY, CREATIVE & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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- Stedman-Smith, M., Kingsbury, D.M., DuBois, C.L.Z., Grey, S.F. (May 31, 2016). Influenza vaccine uptake, hand hygiene practices, and perceived barriers in decision making: A mixed methods approach. Workplace Health & Safety: Creating Environments that Promote Heath.
- Stedman-Smith, M., DuBois, C., Grey, S., Kingsbury, D. & Shakya, S., Scofield, J. & Slenkovich, K. Outcomes of a pilot hand hygiene randomized cluster trial to reduce communicable infections among U.S. office-based employees (2015). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57(4), 374-380.
- Stedman-Smith, M., DuBois, C. & Grey, S. (2013). Hand hygiene beliefs and practices among public university employees. Journal of Health Psychology. Published Online on November 20, 2013. DOI: 10.1177/1359105313510338.
- Stedman-Smith, M., DuBois, C., & Grey, Scott (2012). Workplace hand hygiene and wellness: A survey of knowledge beliefs, and practices. Workplace Health & Safety: Creating Environments that Promote Heath,60(11), 477-485.
- Stedman-Smith, M., McGovern, P., Peden-McAlpine, C., Kingery, L., and Draeger, K. (2012). Using Photovoice to Document Mothers’ Concerns about Children’s Exposure to Pesticide Drift. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 12(2), fall, 2012.
- Stedman-Smith, M., McGovern, P., Peden-McAlpine, C., Kingery, L., and Draeger, K. (2012). Photovoice in the Red River Basin of the North: A systematic evaluation of a community-academic partnership. Health Promotion Practice, 13(5), 599-607.
- Olson, D.K., Stedman-Smith, M., & Fredrickson, A. (2005). Environmental health and nursing: Piloting a technology-enhanced distance learning module. AAOHN Journal, 53(8): 353-359.
- Stedman-Smith, M. (February, 2009). Using Photovoice to Hear the Voices of Mothers Raising Children in St. Croix County, final report, 83 pages.
- McGovern, P.M., Stedman-Smith, M. & Alexander, B.H. (May, 2006). Prairie Island Indian Community Feasibility Study: Final Report, 81 pages. Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
- PH. D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, November 2008
- M.P.H., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, December, 2004
- M.S., Public Health Nursing, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, December, 2004