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Jaime L Myers, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of South Florida

MPH, Emory University

B.A., Emory University

Office
McAllan Hall, 225
Phone
732-923-4675
Email
jmyers@monmouth.edu
Regularly Taught Courses
HE 324- Human Sexuality: Implications for Health Professionals
HE 485- Professional Seminar in Health
HE 320- Principles of Health Education
HE 350- Epidemiology
About

Dr. Myers uses a public health approach to understanding health issues in her classroom and in her research. Her goal is to address health issues using an evidence informed and practical approach, challenging her students to think beyond traditional health education strategies.

With roots in her undergraduate education, Dr. Myers’ research has largely focused on the psychosocial determinants of sexual and reproductive health. She has researched topics such as genital herpes disclosure, determinants of STI testing among young women, dual birth control use among college students, dating violence among older women, and HPV vaccination rates among adolescent females.

Beyond sexual health, Dr. Myers is currently co-directing an interdisciplinary study investigating strategies fraternity and sorority members use when drinking to keep each other safe, bringing her public health perspective to the team.

Jaime Myers Profile

Publications
Scholarly Articles

Research Articles:

VandeWeerd, C., Myers, J., Yalcin, A., Coulter, M., & Corvin, J. (2016). Positives and negatives of online dating according to women 50+. Journal of Women and Aging. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2015.1137435

Hirschler, C., Hope, A., & Myers, J. (2015). College students’ perceptions of and experiences with human papillomavirus and herpes: Implications for college sexual health education. American Journal of Sexuality Education. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/15546128.2015.1091760

Myers, J., Buhi, E., Marhefka, S., Daley, E., & Dedrick, R. (2015). Associations between individual and relationship characteristics and genital herpes disclosure. Journal of Health Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105315575039

VandeWeerd, C., Corvin, J., Coulter, M., Perkins, E., Telford, R., Yalcin, A., Myers, J., & Yegidis, B. (2014). A preliminary investigation of risks for adverse outcomes of relationship seeking on social network sites (SNS): A descriptive study of women over 50 seeking relationships on MySpace in Hillsborough County, Florida. Journal of Women and Aging, 26(2), 127-145. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2014.884897

Salihu, H., Myers, J., & August, E. (2012). Pregnancy in the workplace. Occupational Medicine, 62, 88-97.

Myers, J. (2011). Why do young women get tested for sexually transmitted infections? Evidence from the National Survey of Adolescent Health. Journal of Women’s Health, 20, 1225 -1231. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2544

Media Reviews:

Myers, J. (2016). Three women’s intimate reflections on shame and sex positivity: Inside Her Sex. Women’s Reproductive Health. (accepted for publication)

Myers, J. (2012). “Yeah, we hooked-up.” – And what exactly does that mean? Journal of Sex Research, 49(2-3), 301-303. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2011.633000

Interview:

Bartz, A. (2015, December). Are we too afraid of herpes? Cosmopolitan, 259(6), 122-123. – Online adaptation: www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a48497/herpes-is-not-a-sexual-death-sentence/

Presentations/Invited Talks

Myers, J., & Buhi, E. (October 2016). When do people tell their sexual partner they have herpes?: Disclosure timing in the context romantic and relationship milestones. (Poster Presentation) Accepted to 144th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association. Denver, CO.

Myers, J., & Buhi, E. (November 2015). Partner reactions to genital herpes disclosure, rejection, and implications for future intentions to disclose: Preliminary findings. (Oral Presentation) The 2015 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM.

Myers, J., & Buhi, E. (November 2015). Genital herpes disclosure timing: The role of romantic and sexual milestones. (Oral Presentation) The 2015 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM.

Myers, J., & Buhi, E. (November 2014). Using electronic surveys for graduate research when SEX is in the title: Sample demographics and distribution implications. (Oral Presentation) The 2014 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE.

Myers, J., & Buhi, E. (November 2014). Genital herpes disclosure: Reasons people do and do not tell sex partners. (Oral Presentation) The 2014 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE.

Myers, J., VandeWeerd, C., Corvin, J., & Coulter, M. (November 2013). Searching for Mr. Right: Mate and relationship preferences of older women who date online. (Oral Presentation) The 2013 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Corvin, J., VandeWeerd, C., Coulter, M., Myers, J., Yalcin, A., Lent, K., Perkins, E., Yegidis, B., & Rodriguez, M. (November 2013). Dating risks in 21st century: Perceptions of women 50+ dating online. (Poster Presentation) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.

VandeWeerd, C., Corvin, J., Coulter, M., Perkins, E., Yalcin, A., Yegidis, B., Myers, J., Ivory, M., Kennedy, M., & Rodriguez, M. (October 2012). Seeking relationships online: Older women’s lived experiences. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Francisco, CA.

Myers, J., VandeWeerd, C., Corvin, J., & Coulter, M. (November 2013). Is E-dating for me?: Risks and benefits of online dating according to women 50+. (Oral Presentation) The 2013 Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

VandeWeerd, C., Corvin, J., Coulter, M., Yalcin, A., Perkins, E, Myers, J., & Ivory, M. (November 2013). Risk reduction in online dating: Translating research to practice. (Oral Presentation) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.

Myers, J., VandeWeerd, C., Coulter, M., & Corvin, J. (November 2012). What women want: Mate preferences of women 50+ who seek relationships online. (Oral Presentation) Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Tampa, FL.

Myers, J., VandeWeerd, C., Coulter, M., Corvin, J., Perkins, E., Yalcin, A., & Yegidis, B. (November 2012). E-dating over 50: A content analysis of older women’s profiles who look for relationships online. (Oral Presentation) Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Tampa, FL.

Myers, J. & Kirby, R. (November 2010). HPV vaccine uptake and completion: An analysis of data from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. (Oral Presentation) 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Denver, CO.

Myers, J. (November 2009). Contraceptive use among university females: A focus on dual contraception. (Oral Presentation) 136th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Professional Associations

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

American Public Health Association