Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Health & Human Performance
Dr. Kelly Bonnar has been actively engaged in public health efforts to prevent domestic violence. She is published in the area of domestic and sexual violence policies, including in the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Bonnar has also earned Duluth Model Facilitator (a batter intervention program) and Rape Crisis Counselor/Advocate certifications, and is a foster parent working with children exposed to violence. She has attended over 40 workshops, trainings, and conferences about the impact of domestic and sexual violence on communities, women, and children.
Publications: Paige, S.R., Bonnar, K.K., Black, D.R., & Coster, D. (2018). Risk factor knowledge, perceived threat, and protective health behaviors: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes control in rural communities. The Diabetes Educator. DOI: 10.1177/0145721717747228. Funded by the Kilmer Research Apprenticeship.
Bonnar, K.K. & McCarthy, M. (2012). Health Related Quality of Life in a Rural Area with
Low Racial/Ethnic Density . Journal of Community Health , 37(1), pp. 96-104. Funded by the Walker Fellowship.
Bonnar-Kidd, K.K. (2010). Sexual offender laws and prevention of sexual violence or
recidivism. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3), 412-419.
Bonnar-Kidd, K.K. & Black, D.R., Mattson, M. & Coster, D. (2009). Physical Activity on the Internet: Will Typical Users Find Quality Information? Health Communication, 24, 165-175.
Bonnar-Kidd, K.K., Sipe, C., Lyle, R. (2006). Lessons Learned from a Web-based Pedometer Program for Older Adults (Abstract). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Athletics & Physical Education, Public Health & Human Performance
Assistant Volleyball Coach / Adjunct Instructor
My name is Carrie Corriveau and I have been in the Department of Public Health and Human Performance since 2008. I have been an educator for just over 20 years and have worked in both private and public sectors of K-12 education, as well as non-profit. I am extremely passionate about my students and always seek to make sure they have the most positive college experience within their education. I currently teach School Health to both undergraduate and graduate-level students, as well as Drug Studies and Alcohol Studies. In additional, I have also taught several other courses within the department, including Foundations of Community/Public Health, Theory in Community Health, Human Disease, Environmental Health, and Program Evaluation.
Corriveau, C. J. (2019). College cyberbullying and faculty perceptions on preparedness and procedures (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest. (13904474)
Public Health & Human Performance
Community Health Internship Coordinator
I am the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Public Health & Human Performance. I help prepare students for internships and service learning in the Pre-Internship Seminar and Senior Seminars, I get to help students find awesome placements that fit their interests, and I mentor students in the field as they apply their classroom knowledge to real public health contexts.
My job means that I know a lot about what's going on in the community. I serve on various community boards and coalitions, so I have a good idea of what organizations in the community need and can help find students to meet those needs. I'm also the Coordinator for the Campus Food Pantry and I serve on the Town Board for Potsdam as a Councilwoman.
Public Health & Human Performance
Kaamel Nuhu is a public health physician and educator. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Public Health at the State University of New York at Potsdam and Executive Director at the International Center for Community Health Promotion and Education. He trained as a physician at the University of Ghana Medical School, and pursued graduate studies in public health (MPH) and health education (PhD) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. A Certified Health Education Specialist, Kaamel has special interests in the social determinants of health, and hopes to train more students in public health for local engagement in community health promotion. He teaching areas include Foundations of Community Health, Human Diseases, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health, Gross Anatomy, Human Growth and Development and Public Health Program Planning.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.
1. Ruiz, J. I., Nuhu, K., McDaniel, J. T., Popoff, F., Izcovich, A., & Criniti, J. M. (2015). Inequality as a powerful predictor of infant and maternal mortality around the world. PLoS One, 10(10), e0140796.
2. McDaniel, J. T., Nuhu, K., Ruiz, J., & Alorbi, G. (2019). Social determinants of cancer incidence and mortality around the world: an ecological study. Global health promotion, 26(1), 41-49.
3.Nuhu, K. M., McDaniel, J. T., & Ruiz, J. I. (2015). Colorectal cancer, socioeconomic distribution and behavior: a comparative analysis of urban and rural counties in the USA. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health, 12(4).
4. Nuhu, K. M., McDaniel, J. T., Alorbi, G. A., & Ruiz, J. I. (2018). Effect of healthcare spending on the relationship between the Human Development Index and maternal and neonatal mortality. International health, 10(1), 33-39.
5. McDaniel, J. T., Davis, T., Yahaya, M., & Nuhu, K. (2019). Descriptive Epidemiology of Childhood Disability Prevalence by Sex in the Mississippi Delta and Appalachian Regions. Journal of School Health.
6. McDaniel, J. T., Davis, J., Anton, P. M., Godfrey, K., Albright, D., Thomas, K. H., ... & Nuhu, K. (2019). Physical activity and mental distress among Veteran cancer survivors with heart disease and diabetes. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5(2), 67-74.
7. Nuhu, K. M. (2018). Determinants of Health-seeking Behavior in Ghana (Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale).
Public Health & Human Performance, Wilderness Education