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About Dziyana Nazaruk

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Nazaruk holds a DrPH in Community Health Behavior and Education from Georgia Southern University and both an MPH and MSSM from Armstrong State University. She became a faculty member at Georgia Southern University in January 2018 and currently works in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health. She also serves as an Internship Practice Liaison for the graduate students at Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. 

Dr. Nazaruk’s research interests fall broadly within multiple areas of the Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. From past experiences, her primary focus has been in the field of obesity prevention research in underserved populations. Specifically, she has engaged in research related to physical activity. Her dissertation research focused on the determinants of physical activity among women ages 20-44 years in rural Georgia. She has also explored the physical activity promotion in primary care. Her current research work examines the role of modern technologies as an influence on the physical activity level. Since modern technologies play a significant part in the adoption of health behaviors in today’s world, she has been working on the development of new research methods that utilize technologies to influence health-related behaviors. She has also assisted in completing health status profiles (Community Health Needs Assessments) for 18 counties in rural Georgia. Besides, Dr. Nazaruk was a program evaluator for various local and international programs. She continues to consult with the international community-based organization on their obesity prevention interventions. While her research interests focus mainly on obesity prevention, her work continues to rely on the community involvement processes central to the practice of public health. She believes that genuine community engagement is critical in developing a complete understanding of factors that influence health, the barriers to improving health, and the social consequences of failing to affect change.   

Disciplines: Community Health Behavior and Education
Teaching Interests: Social marketing, Social and behavioral theories, Global health, Program planning and evaluation 

Positions

2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
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Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Health Policy and Community Health, Department of
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2016 - 2018 Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Armstrong State University
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2015 - 2016 Limited-Term Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Belarusian Junior National Team, Minsk, Belarus (2001-2003)
  • Women’s Tennis Team, Armstrong Atlantic State University (2003-2007)

Courses


Education

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2014 Ph.D. in Community Health Behavior and Education, Georgia Southern University
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2011 Masters of Public Health, Armstrong Atlantic State University
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2008 M.S. in Sports Medicine, Armstrong Atlantic State University
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2006 Bachelors of Science, Armstrong Atlantic State University
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8015-1
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2674
Office: Hendricks Hall

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Publications (3)

Poster Presentations (3)

Oral Presentations (1)

Dissertation (1)