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Melinda Ickes, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
111 Seaton Center
(859) 257-1625

Melinda Ickes received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Dr. Ickes is a faculty associate for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy, and the Director of both Tobacco-free Take Action! and Go Tobacco-free, two initiatives to promote tobacco-free college campuses. Her research interests are in the areas of tobacco control, college health promotion, and childhood obesity. Dr. Ickes teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health promotion including Program Planning, Health Promotion and Behavior Change, College Health Promotion, and is coordinator of the health promotion practicum/internship program.

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Research categories: College Health, Health Policy, Tobacco Prevention & Tobacco Policy, Physical Activity Promotion, Obesity Prevention