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Jessica Henderson - Vita


Doctorate of Public Health (PhD)
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis - Major area of study: Health promotion and education. Minors in health behavior and gerontology
Master of Science (MS)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Major: Nutrition
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. - Major: Education. Minor in psycholoygy


Associate Professor: Division of Health and Physical Education, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Ore. 2003-22006

  • Courses taught: Introduction to public health, chronic and infectious diseases, child and adolescent health, health communication, study of drugs and alcohol
    Research focus: breast cancer, Oregon Health Plan

Research Analyst: Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Salem, Ore. 2001-2003 -
Research and Evaluation Department, Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). Epidemiological studies of the Medicaid population in Oregon, including disease prevention

Cancer Data Specialist: Cancer registrar, Samaritan Cancer Center, Corvallis, Ore. 1999-2001 - Biomedical data abstraction, analysis, followup and report writing

Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 1993- 2003

  • Courses taught: Chronic disease, program planning, AIDS and STDs, health risk communication
Health Sciences Advisor: School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine 1984-1992 - Advising of students entering the health professions. Health Sciences Advisory Committee.

  • Henderson, J., Arbor, S., Broich, S., Mohr-Petersen, J., and Hutchinson, J. (2006). Immunization Initiation Among Infants in the Oregon Health Plan. American Journal of Public Health, 96(5), 800-3.
  • Henderson, J., Ice, A., and Jacobs, K. (2006). How should radiation best be used for patients with early breast cancer? Hot Topics, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • Henderson, J. & Donatelle, B. (2004). Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by Women After Completion of Allopathic Treatment for Breast Cancer. Journal of Alternative Health and Medicine, 10(1), 52-57.
  • Henderson, J. & Donatelle, B. (2003). The Relationship between Cancer Locus of Control and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Journal of Psycho-Oncology, 12(1), 59-67.
  • Henderson, J., Donatelle, B., & Acock, A. (2002). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Cancer Locus of Control Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 62(6), 995-1005.
  • Henderson, J. (2000). Environmental Health, chapter 23; and Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections, chapter 19. In Access to Health, 6th ed., by R. Donatelle and L.Davis. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Henderson, J. (ed.) (1999). An Unexpected Challenge: Breast Cancer Stories from Benton and Linn Counties. Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition.
  • Henderson, J. (1997). Issues in the Medical Treatment of Elderly Women. Journal of Women and Aging, 9(2), 107-115.
  • Henderson, J. & Champeau, D. (1997). Resources and Consequences of Social Support in Adult BlackAmericans. The Gerontologist, 37(1), 300.
  • Donatelle, B., Champeau, D., & Henderson, J. (eds.) (1997). AIDS and STDs: A Global Perspective. Simon & Schuster.

  • FDA Endocrinology and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC. 2006-2009.
  • Oregon Health Research & Evaluation Collaborative (OHREC). Research Presentation: Immunization Disparities in the Oregon Health Plan. Salem, Ore. 2006.
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition Conference. Presentation: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Washington, DC. 2006 and 2005.
  • Western Child and Maternal Health Epidemiological Conference. Poster Presentation: Immunization Initiation among Infants in Oregon’s Medicaid. Portland, Ore. 2006
  • Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Committee, New York. Grant Reviewer. 2004-2006
  • FDA panelist: National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, 2001- 2005
  • Grant Reviewer: Department of Defense, Medical Division, Endocrinology Committee, 1999- 2002
  • Grant Reviewer: California Breast Cancer Research Program. Innovative Treatment Committee, Tumor Biology Committee, 1996- 2002
  • Facilitator/Leader: Corvallis Breast Cancer Support Group, 1997- 2001 Lead meetings, produce monthly newsletters, media spokesperson. Collaborate with the Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition. Liaison to American Cancer Society.
  • Research Presentation, national meeting, 1997. The Gerontological Society of America. Health and Social Support Outcomes among Older Adult Black Americans.
  • Project LEAD, national fellowship, 1995. Leadership, Education, and Advocacy Development for National Breast Cancer Coalition.

  • CDC Scholar, International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA 2006.
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 10th ed. 2006 & 9th ed. 2005.
  • Invited Guest, Breast Cancer Research Symposium, San Antonio, TX. 2005.
  • Sponsored Advocate, Department of Defense (DOD) National Breast Cancer Research Program, Philadelphia, PA. 2005

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