Keryn E. Pasch, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor and director of the Prevention Research Lab in the College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology with a minor in Interpersonal Relationships Research from Division of KEpidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota and her Master's in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pasch was also a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Prevention and Control in the Michael and Susan Dell Center for the Advancement of Health Living at the Austin Regional Campus of the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Her research program focuses on the influence of media on youth and young adult risk behaviors as well as the factors that may alter the influence of media. Her research also focuses on how risk behaviors, including substance use, obesity-related behaviors, sleep, and caffeine consumption, may co-occur among youth and young adults.
- Pasch, KE., Nicksic, NE., Opara, SC., Jackson, C., Harrell, MB. & Perry, CL. (2017). Recall of Point-of-Sale Marketing Predicts Cigar and E-Cigarette Use among Texas Youth. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntx237.
- Herrera, AL. & Pasch, KE. (2017). Targeting Hispanic adolescents with outdoor food & beverage advertising around schools. Ethnicity & Health. doi:10.1080/13557858.2017.
- Velazquez, CE. & Pasch, KE. (2016). Youth Susceptibility to Food and Beverage Marketing: Associations with Unhealthy Food Preferences and Choices. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(5), 480–487(8).
- Poulos, N. & Pasch, K. (2015). The Outdoor MEDIA DOT: The Development and Inter-Rater Reliability of a Tool Designed to Measure Food and Beverage Outlets and Outdoor Advertising. Health & Place(34), 134–42.
- Velazquez, C. & Pasch, K. (2014). Attention to Food and Beverage Advertisements as Measured by Eye-Tracking Technology and the Food Preferences and Choices of Youth. Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(4), 578–82.
- Pasch, K., Latimer, L., Cance, J., Moe, S. & Lytle, L. (2012). Longitudinal bi-directional relationships between sleep and youth substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(9), 1184–1196.
- Velazquez, C., Poulos, N., Latimer, L. & Pasch, K. (2012). Energy drink consumption and alcohol use behaviors among college-age youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 123, 167–172.