Anna Goodman Hoover

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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
College of Public Health, Room 203B, 111 Washington Ave.
Research Interests:

As a public health researcher, participatory communication scientist, and proud Appalachian originally from the Cumberland Plateau, I support regional population health by using communication strategies to support evidence-informed decisions. Professionally involved in environmental health research for more than fifteen years, I have seen first-hand the information-related challenges that individuals and communities experience when identifying and addressing environmental health concerns. My work centers on on developing and implementing processes that encourage community-engaged, evidence-informed health actions, and I could not be more pleased to be using these approaches in my home region.


Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information

M.A., University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information

B.A., Centre College (Double Major: History and Theatre)

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Ojha, S ;Li, Y.;Rezaei, N ;Robinson, A ;Hoover, A ;Pennell, KG "A geospatial and binomial logistic regression model to prioritize sampling for per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances in public water systems." Integrated environmental assessment and management (2022): Details. Full text
  • Hoover, AG ;Heiger-Bernays, W ;Ojha, S ;Pennell, KG "Balancing incomplete COVID-19 evidence and local priorities: risk communication and stakeholder engagement strategies for school re-opening." Reviews on environmental health 36, 1 (2021): 27-37. Details. Full text
  • Gray, KM ;Triana, V ;Lindsey, M ;Richmond, B ;Hoover, AG ;Wiesen, C "Knowledge and Beliefs Associated with Environmental Health Literacy: A Case Study Focused on Toxic Metals Contamination of Well Water." International journal of environmental research and public health 18, 17 (2021): Details. Full text
  • Brown, AW ;Aslibekyan, S ;Bier, D ;da Silva, Ferreira ;Hoover, A ;Klurfeld, DM ;Loken, E ;Mayo-Wilson, E ;Menachemi, N ;Pavela, G ;Patrick, D ;Schoeller, D ;Vorland, CJ ;Whigham, LD ;Allison, DB "Toward more rigorous and informative nutritional epidemiology: The rational space between dismissal and defense of the status quo." Critical reviews in food science and nutrition (2021): 1-18. Details. Full text
  • Mays, GP ;Hogg, RA ;Castellanos-Cruz, DM ;Hoover, AG ;Fowler, LC "Public health research implementation and translation: evidence from practice-based research networks." American journal of preventive medicine 45, 6 (2013): 752-62. Details. Full text
  • Winterbauer, NL ;Bekemeier, B ;VanRaemdonck, L ;Hoover, AG "Applying Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership Principles to Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks." SAGE open 6, 4 (1969): Details.
  • Hoover, AG ;Zephyr, PD "Classifying Community Organizational Health Communication Networks: Local Health Department Recognition of Public Information-Sharing Partners Across Sectors." Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP 27, 5 (1969): 513-520. Details. Full text
  • Cohen, EL ;Head, KJ ;McGladrey, MJ ;Hoover, AG ;Vanderpool, RC ;Bridger, C ;Carman, A ;Crosby, RA ;Darling, E ;Tucker-McLaughlin, M ;Winterbauer, N "Designing for dissemination: lessons in message design from "1-2-3 pap"." Health communication 30, 2 (0): 196-207. Details.
  • Hoover, AG ;Koempel, A ;Christian, WJ ;Tumlin, KI ;Pennell, KG ;Evans, S ;McAlister, M ;Ormsbee, LE ;Brewer, D "Appalachian Environmental Health Literacy: Building Knowledge and Skills to Protect Health." Journal of Appalachian health 2, 1 (0): 47-53. Details.
  • Brewer, D ;Bellamy, H ;Hoover, A ;Koempel, A ;Gaetke, L "Nutrition and Environmental Pollution Extension Curriculum Improved Diet-Related Behaviors and Environmental Health Literacy." Environmental health insights 13, (0): 1178630219836992. Details. Full text
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