Cindy Wilson, M.S., Ph.D.

Cindy C Wilson, M.S., Ph.D.

Name: Cindy C Wilson, M.S., Ph.D.

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Family Medicine
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Behavioral
Teaching/Education

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9471

Education

1989 Certified Health Education Specialist (C. H. E.S.)
National Commission on Accreditation of Health Educators
Whitehall, PA 18052-5642

1983 Required training for use of Functional Assessment Inventory
(FAI), Suncoast Gerontology Center, Tampa, Florida 33602

1978 Ph.D. in Public Health Education, Summa Cum Laude
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916.
Secondary area of study: Adult and Higher Education

1975 M.S. in Animal Science, Summa Cum Laude
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916
Secondary area of study: Statistics

1971 B.S. in Microbiology
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916
Secondary areas of study: Zoology and History

FELLOWSHIPS

2007 Program for Comprehensive Assessment in Health Science Education
Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02117

2003 Program for Leaders in the Health Professions
Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02117

2002 Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 02117

Biography

Dr. Wilson is a Professor of Family Medicine . She has been a faculty member at USU since 1986. She obtained a B.S. in microbiology, an M.S. in animal science (summa cum laude), and a Ph.D. in public health (summa cum laude) from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Wilson holds a joint appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics and has taught and conducted research in both university and medical school settings. Dr. Wilson has on-going projects in the areas of, health service delivery in service members with PTSD and health benefits of human animal interactions. More specifically, she has focused upon the therapeutic value of companion animals (CA) in specific populations.

Dr. Wilson has served on review panels for the NIH as well as for foundations in the areas of health and education. She serves as a reviewer for numerous journals in the biomedical field and is an associate editor of the journal Anthrozoös . She has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and books. In addition she has co-edited/authored a peer reviewed text on companion animals in human health.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J., Netting, F. E., & Olsen, C. (Apr 1, 2011). Owners and pets exercising together study. Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved from dvm360.com website: http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/vetmed/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=715425
  • Byers, C.G., Wilson, C.C., Stephens, M.B., Goodie, J.G., Netting, F.E., and Olsen, C.H. (2011). Obesity in dogs: Part 1 Exploring the causes and consequences of canine obesity. Veterinary Medicine. 106(4), 184-192.
  • Stephens, M.B., Wilson, C.C., Goodie, J.L., Netting, F.E., Olsen, C.H, Byers, C.G. (2010, In press). Owners and pets exercising together: The metabolic benefits of “Walking the dog.’ In: Rebecca A. Johnson, Sandra McCune, & James Griffin (Eds.), The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets. West LaFayette, IN. Purdue University Press.
  • Byers, C.G., Wilson, C.C., Stephens, M.B., Goodie, J.L., Netting, F.E., Olsen, C.H, Yonemura, M.E. (2010, In press). Canine obesity—Implications & Management of common clinical condition through dog walking. In: Rebecca A. Johnson, Sandra McCine, & James Griffin (Eds.), The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets. West LaFayette, IN. Purdue University Press.
  • Byers, C.G., Wilson, C.C., Stephens, M.B., Goodie, J.L., Netting, F.E., Olsen, C.H, Yonemura, M.E. (2010, In press). Canine obesity—Implications & Management of common clinical condition through dog walking. In: Rebecca A. Johnson, Sandra McCine, & James Griffin (Eds.), The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets. West LaFayette, IN. Purdue University Press.
  • Wilson, C.C. (2006) The future of research, education, and clinical practice in the animal-human bond and animal assisted therapy. Part B: Human-animal interactions and health: Best evidence and where we go from here. In: A. Fine (Ed), Handbook on animal assisted-therapy:

Bibliography

  • Wilson, C.C., Netting, F.E., Olsen C.H., Quinlan, J.D., Goodie, J.L., Byers, C. G. (Accepted 2017). Comparison of electronic and self-reported pedometer step counts in a dog walking study. People and animals: International Journal of Practice and Research.
  • Epstein, N., Yount, R., Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E., & Quinlan, J. (December, 2015). Service dog training with service members/veterans: Reflections on the need for empirical evidence. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. 20(1),7-16.
  • Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., & Olsen, C. H. (2014). Owners and pets exercising together (OPET): Canine response to prescribed exercise. Anthrozoos
  • Netting, F.E., Wilson, C.C., Goodie, J.L., Stephens, M.B., Byers, C.G., & Olsen, C.H. (2013). Attachment, Social Support, and Perceived Mental Health of Adult Dog Walkers: What Does Age Have to Do With It? Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, XL(4), 261-283
  • Wilson, C.C., & Netting, F.E. (2012). The status of instrument development in the Human-Animal Field. Anthrozoös. 25 (Supplement), s11-s56
  • Reamy, B. V., Williams, P. M., Wilson, C., Goodie, J. L., & Stephens, M. B. (2012). Who will be the faculty of the future? Results of a 5-year study growing educators using an immersive third postgraduate year (PGY-3) faculty development mini-fellowship. Medical Teacher, 34(6), e459–e463. doi:10.3109/0142159X.2012.668631
  • Stephens, M.B., Wilson, C.C., Goodie, J.G., Netting, F.E., Olsen, C.H., & Byers, C.G. Health Perceptions and levels of attachment: Owners and pets exercising together. (2012). Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 25, 923-926.
  • Byers, C.G., Wilson, C.C., Stephens, M.B., Goodie, J.G., Netting, F.E., and Olsen, C.H. (2011). Obesity in dogs: Part 1 – Exploring the causes and consequences of canine obesity. Veterinary Medicine. 106(4), 184-192.
  • Byers, C.G., Wilson, C.C., Stephens, M.B., Goodie, J.G., Netting, F.E., and Olsen, C.H. (2011). Obesity in Dogs: Part 2 – Treating Excess Weight with a Multiple-Modality Approach. Veterinary Medicine. 106(4), 193-200
  • Unwin, B.K., Wilson, C.C. (2010). Practice tools to meet the complex needs of older vulnerable military beneficiaries. Military Medicine, 175(2): 108-114.