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Jody Early

Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, UW Bothell

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​Jody Early is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Her interdisciplinary background draws on humanities, education and community health. Jody’s research, teaching, and work as a community health educator span over 20 years and have been greatly influenced by Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy, community-engaged methodologies and feminist theory. She approaches health from a social science perspective, and her teaching and research explore the impact of socio-ecological factors (e.g., gender, education, economics, policy, culture) on health and health disparities. Her most recent scholarly projects examine lay-health promotion models relative to Latinx health, sexual harassment in agriculture, and the evolution and integration of the community health worker (CHW) role into formal health systems. She also examines digital strategies that build communities of inquiry online and offline. Jody has published peer-reviewed research articles in the areas of: community and global health, women’s health, CBPR, new media and health promotion and eLearning. She is also a co-author of the text, The Process of Community Health Education & Promotion