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Peggy Pedersen
Peggy Pedersen, PhD
Professor & Chair

PhD in Public Health: Oregon State University
MS in Health & Physical Education: Montana State University
BS in Health Education: Valley City State University



Professional: Peggy is a lifelong educator and has been engaged in college teaching for over 25 years. She has been a faculty member in the Division of Health and Exercise Science since 2004 and has served as the Division Chair since 2008. Peggy’s current research focuses on bias and stigma related to body weight and how that bias is counterproductive, or even damaging, to our obesity intervention and management efforts.


Courses taught:
Foundations of Health Education
School Health Programs
Human Sexuality
Stress Management
Best Practice in ATOD/Sexuality Education
Obesity Prevention & Intervention


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Division of Health and Exercise Science
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant

Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair