JuliaVarnes

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Dr
Julia
Varnes
Higher Education; Health Education
Business Information
Business name: 
University of Florida
Address line 1: 
Department of Health Education & Behavior
Address line 2: 
PO Box 118210
Town/City: 
Gainesville
State: 
Florida
Postcode/zip code: 
32611
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Email address: 
jrvarnes@ufl.edu
Telephone number: 
352-294-1823
Mobile number: 
352-222-9798

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About Me

Julia Rae Varnes received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance, also minoring in Research and Evaluation Methodology. A Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Dr. Varnes also holds two masters degrees, one in Health Science Education and one in Public Health. Dr. Varnes is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, and an Affiliate Lecturer with the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research.

Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Varnes worked at GatorWell Health Promotion Services as a Health Promotion Specialist in the area of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Violence Prevention.  Before that, Dr. Varnes was the Tobacco Program Coordinator for the University of Florida Area Health Education Centers (UF-AHEC) Program.

Focusing on psychosocial health, Dr. Varnes’ research and academic interests are specific to interpersonal violence, objectification, and gender role expectations with special focus on athletes and college students. Teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, Dr. Varnes’ teaching is focused on practice-based health education/promotion and psychosocial health. In her teaching, advising, and mentoring, she aims to instill concepts of empowerment, compassion, acceptanace, and cultural competency in future professionals.

Service Information
Services offered: 
Introductory Training
Coaching
Other
Area of practice: 
Health
Social
Training Interests
Training language 1: 
English

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