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Diana Campanella Schow, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Office: Reed Gym #243B


Brief Bio:

I complete mixed-methods action research projects to improve health status, social justice and wellness of individuals, communities and organizations in rural and underserved areas. My work has involved direct services, program administration, research and volunteerism. Populations of focus in southeast Idaho and Montana have included victims of child abuse, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Hispanic agricultural workers, Native American populations, persons in poverty and individuals receiving and applying for disability, food stamps, Medicaid and emergency assistance. My international experience includes working with rural programs in Peru and 13 European countries.



  • PhD – Division of Physical Activity and Public HealthInstitute of Sport Science and Sport, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany, 2017
  • Master of Health Education - Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 2011
  • Master of Arts - Cultural Anthropology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science -Mass Communications/Public Relations,University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah June, 1992

Curriculum Vitae

Diana Campanella Schow CV

Current course taught:

  • MPH/MHE 6660 Behavior Change Theory and Applications
  • HONS 3391 Happiness in the Modern World
  • MPH 6606 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • MPH 6609 Seminar in Public and Community Health


Selected Publications:

  • Rütten, A., Schow, D., Breda, J. et al. (2016) Three types of scientific evidence to inform physical activity policy: results from a comparative scoping review. Int J Public Health, 61(553).
  • Cartwright E.; Schow D. (2016) Anthropological Perspectives on Participation in CBPR: Insights from the Water Project, Maras, Peru. Qualitative Health Research, 26(1), 136-140.
  • Schow, D. (2006). The Culture of Domestic Violence Advocacy: Values of Equality/Behaviors of Control, Women's Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research and simultaneous printing in Women & Health, 43(4).


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