Department of Public Health Sciences

Diana Cassady

  Professor, DrPH
  Division of Epidemiology
  530-754-5550
  dlcassady@ucdavis.edu
Primary prevention of chronic disease, diet and physical activity, social marketing, reducing disparities in health status, and environmental and policy strategies to promote health.

Education
1994: DrPH, Health Education, University of California, Berkeley 
1989: MPH, Health Education, University of California, Berkeley 
1987: MA, Communication, Stanford University 
1982: BA, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley 

Courses Taught
FRS-004:  Salt, Sugar, Fat: The role of the food industry in the obesity epidemic. This Freshman Seminar uses New York Times reporter Michael Moss' book to examine the contribution of the food industry's research and product development to the U.S. obesity crisis
SPH-223:  Obesity Prevention in Community Settings. This graduate-level course critically reviews the evidence and recommendations to support obesity prevention strategies in schools, clinics, worksites and communities

Professional Affiliations/Awards
2013-Present: Executive Committee, Graduate Group in Epidemiology
2010-Present: Admissions Committee, Masters in Public Health Program
2008-2010: Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control
2006-2008: Training Grant, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health. Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH and UC Davis School of Medicine
1999-2009: Editorial Advisory Board, Health Promotion Practice

Selected Publications
  1. Jetter KM, Yarborough M, Cassady DL, Styne DM. (2014). Building Research Capacity With Members of Underserved American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities: Training in Research Ethics and the Protection of Human Subjects. Health Promotion Practice, Aug 27( [Epub ahead of print])
    PMID: 25165086

  2. Satterlund TD, Treiber J, Haun S, Cassady D. (2014). Evaluating local policy adoption campaigns in California: Tobacco Retail License (TRL) adoption. Journal of Community Health, 39(3):584-91.
    PMID: 24310704

  3. Satterlund TD, Treiber J, Kipke R, Cassady D. (2013). A qualitative evaluation of 40 voluntary, smoke-free, multiunit, housing policy campaigns in California. Tobacco Control, Aug 31([Epub ahead of print])
    PMID: 23783509

  4. Satterlund TD, Treiber J, Kipke R, Kwon N, Cassady D. (2013). Accommodating diverse clients' needs in evaluation capacity building: a case study of the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center. Evaluation and Program Planning, 36(1):49-55.
    PMID: 22784967

  5. Vogt R, Bennett D, Cassady D, Frost J, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2012). Cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures for children and adults in California: a risk assessment. Environmental Health, 9(11):83.
    PubMed PMID: 23140444; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3551655

  6. Miller LM, Cassady D. (2012). Making healthy food choices using nutrition facts panels. The roles of knowledge, motivation, dietary modifications goals, and age. Appetite, 59(1):129-39.
    PubMed PMID: 22524999; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3367081

  7. Cassady D, Castaneda X, Ruelas MR, Vostrejs MM, Andrews T, Osorio L. (2012). Pandemics and vaccines: perceptions, reactions, and lessons learned from hard-to-reach Latinos and the H1N1 campaign. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved , 23(3):1106-22.
    PubMed PMID: 24212163