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Michelle L. Redmond, Ph.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor, Population Health

Professional Background

Dr. Redmond is an associate professor in the Department of Population Health, Wichita Campus. Her current research focuses on digital health interventions with underserved populations and infant mortality. She directs two courses within the Master of Public Health program, PRVM 845: Health, Society, and Culture as well as PRVM 849: Qualitative Methods in Public Health.

Dr. Redmond is a community psychologist by training. She received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Emporia State University in 2001. She then received her PhD in community psychology from Wichita State University in 2006. She then went on to complete postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Redmond's primary research addresses health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations, food insecurity/chronic disease, self-efficacy, women's health issues and digital health interventions. Dr. Redmond also has extensive experience conducting program evaluations for community-based and local governmental organizations. She has expertise in community-based participatory research and qualitative research design.

Dr. Redmond is the principal investigator on the eDECIDE project, funded through the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1K01HL135472-01A1, PI: Redmond, ML). The eDECIDE project is a pilot clinical trial focused on investigating problem-solving as a key component in an online diabetes self-management program designed to improve outcomes for those with uncontrolled diabetes. Dr. Redmond has also been the recipient of an NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Diversity Supplement Award where she examined physical activity and nutrition habits among older African American women at-risk for peripheral arterial disease (3R01HL098909-04S1; PI: Collins, T.; Awardee: Redmond, ML). Dr. Redmond has collaborated as a co-investigator on grants addressing prenatal physical activity and nutrition: Preventing Childhood Obesity Through Physical Activity and Nutrition (United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, PI: Frazier, L.) and Fear and Other Barriers to Physical Activity During Pregnancy (KBA, PI: Frazier, L.).

Dr. Redmond is actively involved in the health equity special interest group for the Society of Behavioral Medicine and she is a member of the Society for Community Research and Action, Div. 27 of the American Psychological Association.

Education and Training
  • BS, Fisk Univ.
  • MS, Emporia State Univ.
  • PhD, Wichita State Univ.
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Health, University of Michigan, Substance Abuse Research Ctr, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Fetal Infant Mortality Review Board-Sedgwick County, KS, FIMR, Member, 2020 - Present
  • Society of Community Research and Action, Div 27 of American Psychological Association, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, Health Equity SIG, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Kansas Public Health Association, Member, 2013 - Present



Dr. Michelle L. Redmond is an associate professor in the department of Population Health, Wichita Campus. Dr. Redmond is the principal investigator for the eDECIDE project: A web-based problem-solving self-management program for African Americans with Type 2 diabetes (NIH/NHLBI: 1K01HL135472-01A1). Dr. Redmond mentors many learners through research studies, academic writing, and other scholarly efforts. Research areas of interest: health disparities, behavioral health disparities, food insecurity, women’s health, infant mortality, and digital health interventions.

Current Research and Grants
  • Web-based Problem solving Program for African Americans with Diabetes, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, PI
  • Redmond, M., L, Galea, S, Delva, J. 2009. Examining racial/ethnic minority treatment experiences with specialty behavioral health service providers.. Community mental health journal, 45 (2), 85-96
  • Redmond, Michelle., L, Lewis, Rhonda., K. 2014. Are there gender differences in perceived sexual self-efficacy among African-American adolescents?. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7 (5), 1
  • Redmond, M., L, Dong, F, Frazier, L., M. 2015. Does the extended parallel process model fear appeal theory explain fears and barriers to prenatal physical activity?. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 25 (2), 149-54
  • Redmond, M., L, Dong, F, Goetz, J, Jacobson, L., T, Collins, T., C. 2016. Food Insecurity and Peripheral Arterial Disease in Older Adult Populations.. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 20 (10), 989-995
  • Redmond, M., L, Watkins, D., C, Broman, C., L, Abelson, J., M, Neighbors, H., W. 2017. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Help Seeking for Substance Disorders Among Black Americans.. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 4 (2), 308-316
  • Redmond , Michelle., L, Dong, Frank, Twumasi-Ankrah, Philip, Hines, Robert., B, Jacobson, Lisette., T, Ablah, Elizabeth, Johnston, Judy, Collins, Tracie., C. 2018. Food insecurity and pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes in adult women: Results from the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 11 (1), 5
  • Nassim, G, Redmond, M., L, Ofei-Dodoo, S, Benton, M, Lu, K. 2020. Nutrition Self-Efficacy and Dietary Patterns among Older African American Women in Kansas.. Kansas journal of medicine, 13, 209-213
  • Wickliffe, J., L, O'Neal, A, Morris, K, Moore, T, Redmond , M., L, Smith, S. 2022. Birthing While Black: The Maternal Health Experiences in Kansas. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice , 15 (3), 54-65.