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Preety Gadhoke

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor Industry
PhD, International Health, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, Health Policy and Management, Emory University
BA, Sociology/Anthropology and Biology, Knox College
Dr. Gadhoke is trained as a distinguished Sommer Doctoral Scholar for public health leadership in the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She brings a unique holistic, theoretically-grounded, multi-sectoral experience. Dr. Gadhoke takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs. Focus areas include chronic disease prevention and food security programs in low-income urban/rural populations, including American Indians, and indigenous Ecuadorian Shuar and ethnic minority populations. Dr. Gadhoke is a Senior Fellow at the Vincentian Center for Church and Society and a Faculty Advisor for the Ozanam and McNair Scholar Programs.

Teaching Interests

Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, Global Health, Health Disparities, U.S. Healthcare System Delivery.

Research Interests

Social determinants of health, vulnerability and resiliency, livelihood models, food and nutrition, biocultural approaches to health, visual and mixed research methodology

Courses Taught

MPH
252
BIOSTATISTICS
MPH
275
INTRO TO PUBLIC HEALTH MGT
MPH
301
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
MPH
310
HEALTH DISPARITIES
MPH
311
HLTH PROMO- DISEASE PREVENTION
PAS
3402
US HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

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Journal Articles

Gittelsohn, J., Jock, B., Redmond, L., Fleischhacker, S., Eckmann, T., Bleich, S. N., Loh, H., Ogburn, E., Gadhoke, P., Swartz, J., Pardilla, M., and Caballero, B. (2017). OPREVENT2: Design of a multi-institutional intervention for obesity control and prevention for American Indian adults. BMC Public Health. vol. 17,

Christiansen, K. M., Gadhoke, P., Pardilla, M., and Gittlesohn, J. (2017). Work, worksites, and wellbeing among North American Indian women: a qualitative study. In: OPREVENT Project. Ethnicity & Health. pp. 1-20.

Leibler, J. H., Zakhour, C. M., Gadhoke, P., and Gaeta, J. M. (2016). Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Infections Among Urban Homeless and Marginalized People in the United States and Europe, 1990–2014. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. vol. 16, pp. 435-444.

Roberts, E. B., Fleischhacker, S., Pardilla, M., Treuth, M., Gadhoke, P., Christiansen, K., and Gittelsohn, J. (2016). Self-Reported Physical Activity Among American Indian Adults From Two Diverse Regions. The Journal of Rural Health. vol. 32, pp. 146-155.

Kohlstadt, I. C., Anderson Steeves, E. T., Rice, K., Gittelsohn, J., Summerfield, L. M., and Gadhoke, P. (2015). Youth peers put the “invent” into NutriBee’s online intervention. Nutrition Journal. vol. 14,

Gadhoke, P., Christiansen, K., Pardilla, M., Frick, K., and Gittelsohn, J. (2015). “We’re Changing Our Ways”: Women’s Coping Strategies for Obesity Risk-reducing Behaviors in American Indian Households. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. vol. 54, pp. 583-602.

Gadhoke, P., and Brenton, B. P. (2015). Children in transition: Visual methods for capturing impressions of food landscapes, family, and life among homeless youth. Neos. vol. 7, pp. 8-9.

Gadhoke, P., Christiansen, K., Swartz, J., and Gittelsohn, J. (2014). “Cause it’s family talking to you”: Children acting as change agents for adult food and physical activity behaviors in American Indian households in the Upper Midwestern United States. Childhood. vol. 22, pp. 346-361.

Book Chapters

Gadhoke, P., and Brenton, B. P. (2016). Indigenous Food Memories and (Re) Imaginations. In: Food Cults. Rowman & Littlefield.

Gadhoke, P., and Brenton, B. P. (2016). Food Insecurity and Health Disparity Synergisms. In: Responses to Disasters and Climate Change. CRC Press. pp. 129-138.

Keywords: 
program evaluation
qualitative health research
survey methodology
community-based research
social cognitive theory