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Ron Williams


Ron Williams, Jr.

Associate Professor

Ron Williams

Education:

  • B.S. Northwestern State University
  • M.Ed. Northwestern State University
  • Ph.D. University of Alabama

Contact: ronwilliams@txstate.edu or 512-245-2947


Courses Taught:

  • HED 2340: Community Health
  • HED 4640: Community Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • HED 5330: Advanced Program Planning

Research Interests:

  • Substance use prevention - alcohol and energy drinks
  • Tobacco control and prevention
  • Health promotion in integrative health care

Recent Publications:

* Indicates student author

Williams, R.D., Housman, J.M., Odum, M., & *Rivera, A. (Accepted, 2017). Energy drink use linked to high-sugar beverage intake and BMI among teens. American Journal of Health Behavior.

Woolsey, C.L., Williams, R.D., Housman, J.M., & Sather, T.E. (Accepted, 2017). Age at first use of energy drinks associated with risky alcohol-related motor vehicle behaviors among college students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Sather, T.E., Williams, R.D., Delorey, D.R., & Woolsey, C.L. (Accepted, 2017). Caffeine consumption among naval aviation candidates. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.

Evans, M.W., Ndetan, H., Williams, R.D., Oliver, B., Perko, M.A., & Woolsey, C.L. (Accepted, 2017). Adult use of complementary and integrative approaches to improve athletic performance. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

Williams, R.D., *Day, T.F., Hall, M.E., & Hunt, B.P. (2016). Measuring student perceptions of university tobacco-free policy: The Campus Tobacco-Free Policy Scale. American Journal of Health Studies, 31(4), 199-204.

Odum, M., Housman, J.M., Williams, R.D., Bishop, J.M., & Burson, S. (2016). Predicting U.S. adolescents fruit and vegetable consumption: Which socio-ecological factors matter? American Journal of Health Studies, 31(4), 213-221.

*McAllister, M., Webb, H.E., Tidwell, D.K., Smith, J., Fountain, B., Schilling, W., & Williams, R.D. (2016). Exogenous carbohydrate reduces cortisol response from combined mental and physical stress. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(4), 1159-1165.

Hall, M.E., Williams, R.D., Ford-Wade, M.A., Murphy-Cromeans, E.L., & Bergman, R.J. (2016). Religiosity and sexting behaviors among college students. Journal of Religion and Health. Published online July 2016. doi:10.1007/s10943-016-0291-y.

Housman, J.M., Williams, R.D., & Woolsey, C.L. (2016). Impact of alcohol and alcohol mixed with energy drinks on non-medical prescription stimulant use among a national sample of 12th grade students. American Journal on Addictions, 25(5), 378-384.

Sather, T.E., Woolsey, C.L., Williams, R.D., Evans, M.W., & Cromartie, F.  (2016). Age of first use of energy beverages predicts future maximal consumption among naval pilot and flight officer candidates.  Addictive Behaviors Reports, 3, 9-13.

*Murphy, T.C., Tidwell, D.K., Hall, M.E., Williams, R.D., Briley, C.A., & Hunt, B.P. (2016). Exploring a healthy living variable using Theory of Planned Behavior.  Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(3), 187-197. 

Woolsey, C.L., Williams, R.D., Barry, A.E., Jacobson, B.H., & Evans, M.W. (2015). College students’ perceptions of the effects of the combined-use of alcohol & energy drinks and reported drinking and driving behaviors. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(3), 615-619.

Woolsey, C.L., Williams, R.D., Jacobson, B.H., Housman, J.M., McDonald, J.D., Swartz, J.H., Evans, M.W., Sather, T.E., Barry, A.E., & Davidson, R.T. (2015). Increased energy drink use as a predictor for illicit prescription stimulant use. Substance Abuse, 36(4), 413-419.

Woolsey, C.L., Jacobson, B.H., Williams, R.D., Barry, A.E., Davidson, R.T., Evans, M.W., & Beck, N.C. (2015). Comparison of the combined-use of alcohol & energy drinks to alcohol-only on high risk driving. Substance Use and Misuse, 50(1), 1-7.

Perko, M.A., Williams, R.D. & Evans, M.W. (2015). Sports supplements and female athletes: Risks, reality, and recommendations. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 23(2), 89-92.

Hall, M.E., Williams, R.D., Penhollow, T.M., Rhoades, K.E., & Hunt, B.P. (2015). Factors associated with discrimination among minority college students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(3), 318-329.

*Robinson, J.N., Tidwell, D.K., Briley, C.A., Williams, R.D., Taylor, W.N., & Threadgill, P.  (2015). Eve’s

Apple: A faith-based nutrition education pilot program for African American women. American Journal of Health Studies, 30(2), 81-89.

Hall, M.E., Williams, R.D., & Hunt, B.P. (2015). Assessment of attitudes regarding tobacco-free campus policy and secondhand smoke exposure among college students, faculty and staff.  American Journal of Health Education, 46(1), 48-57.

Recent Grants and Funding:

Tobacco Quit Line Evaluation and Outreach Assistance: Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation. Funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through Texas A&M University’s Center for Community Health Development for ­$5,851.

 Tobacco Quit Line Evaluation and Outreach Assistance: The Last Drag Tobacco Cessation Program for LGBT and HIV+ Populations Phase II. Funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through Texas A&M University’s Center for Community Health Development for ­$5,000.

 Tobacco Quit Line Evaluation and Outreach Assistance: The Last Drag Tobacco Cessation Program for LGBT and HIV+ Populations Phase I. Funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through Texas A&M University’s Center for Community Health Development for ­$5,000.

Drug Free Communities Grant: Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for $625,000.

Southeast Missouri Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative. Funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health for $205,604.

 Prevention of High-Risk Behaviors among Adolescents in Mississippi and Scott Counties. Funded by the 33rd Judicial District of Missouri Drug Court Programs for $121,395.