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Michael S. Dunn

Associate Professor, Health Sciences/Public Health Program

Jonathan Doe
Contact Michael S. Dunn
843-349-2929 mdunn@coastal.edu

134 Swain Hall / Kenneth E. Swain Bldg.
111 Chanticleer Drive
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC  29526
 
 
 

Education 
B.S. Psychology, The University of North Florida
M.S.H. Health Sciences, The University of North Florida
Ph.D. Health Education/Promotion, The University of Alabama

Research Interests
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD); school health issues, and adolescent health issues

Recent Publications:

Dunn, M.S., Yannessa, J.F.  (2018).  Non-medical use of prescription drugs and sexual risk behaviors among depressed adolescents. Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, 9(1), Article 6.  Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/jafh/vol9/iss1/6

Yannessa, J.F., Dunn, M.S., Yansick, K., Jordan, D.  (2017).  Millennial student embarrassment toward condom purchase/acquisition.  American Journal of Health Studies, 32, 171-176.

Anwuri, G.C., Dunn, M.S., Schulze, F.  (2017).  Determinants of voluntary HIV/AIDS counseling and testing among community college students in the United States.  International Journal of Maternal and Child Health and AIDS, 6, 109-120.

Walter, G., Dunn, M.S., Anderson, P., Florkowski, D.  (2015).  Students’ Perceptions of Campus Safety by Drinking Status. American Journal of Health Studies, 30, 151-158.

Dunn, M.S.  (2015).  The relationship between college student’s e-cigarette health beliefs and e-cigarette initiation, friend use of e-cigarettes, and intentions to use e-cigarettes. American Journal of Health Studies, 30, 105-109.

Thompson, S.H., Yannessa, J.F., M’Cormack, F.A.D., Dunn, M.S, Duffy, J.L.  (2015).  Let’s talk about sex:  Parents’ and teens’ comfort levels during these discussions.  American Journal of Health Studies, 30, 1-12.

Walter, G., Florkowski, D., Anderson, P., Dunn, M.S.  (2014).  The perception of safety between drinkers and non-drinkers among U.S. college students.  Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 58, 48-66.

Dunn, M.S., Thompson, S., McCormack, F., Yannessa, J., & Duffy, J.  (2014).  Community perceptions towards school and community based abstinence-plus sexuality education in a conservative state.  American Journal of Sexuality Education, 9, 188-204.

Dunn, M.S.  (2014).  Does university selection and geographical region of birth influence tanning behaviors, tanning beliefs, and sunscreen barriers?  American Journal of Health Studies, 29, 182-190.

Dunn, M.S.  (2014).  Sun tanning behaviors, health beliefs, attitudes and intentions among college students.  Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 12, 1-9.

Dunn, M.S.  (2014).  Association between physical activity and substance use behaviors in a representative sample of U.S. youth.  Psychological Reports, 114, 675-685.

Martin, B., Dalton, W.T., Williams, S.L., Slawson, D.L., Dunn, M.S., & Johns-Wommack, R.  (2014). Weight status misperception as related to selected health risk behaviors among middle school students.  Journal of School Health, 84, 116-123.

Recent Presentations: 

Dunn, M.S., Yannessa, J.F.  “Relationship between Sexual Intercourse before the Age of 13 and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use among High School Students.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2018.

Dunn, M.S., Yannessa, J.F.  “Protective Factors for Safe Sex Practices among Junior and Senior High School Students.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2018.

Yannessa, J., Dunn, M.S., Dittmeir, K., Pritchard, N.  “Determinants of Relationship Violence among a Nationally Representative Sample of Male Teens.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, San Diego, CA, November 2018.

Yannessa, J., Dunn, M.S., Dittmeir, K., Pritchard, N.  “Determinants of Sexual Coercion among a Nationally Representative Sample of Male Teens.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2017.

Yannessa, J., Dunn, M.S., Yansick, K., Jordan, D. “Millennial Students Embarrassment toward Condom Purchase/Acquisition.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2017.

Dunn, M.S., Yannessa, J.  “Substance Use as a Predictor of Engagement in Early Sexual Behavior.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, Denver, CO, November, 2016.

Yannessa, J., Dunn, M.S., Dittmeir, K.  “Exploring Sexual Behaviors among 9th and 10th Grade Students are Not Often Coercive: Exploring Issues Related to Early Sexual Encounters.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, Denver, CO, November, 2016.

Dunn, M.S.  “College Student’s Behavior, Health Beliefs, Intentions, and Norms Regarding E-Cigarettes.  American Public Health Association National Convention, Denver, CO, November, 2016.

Yannessa, J., Dunn, M.S., Thompson, S., M’Cormack, F., Duffy, J.  “Sexual Health Communication Patterns of Younger Versus Older Teens.”  American Public Health Association National Convention, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.

Walter, G., Dunn, M.S., Anderson, P., Florkowski, D.  “Students’ Perceptions of Campus Safety by Drinking Status.” American Public Health Association National Convention, Chicago, IL, November, 2015.