Marianna Wetherill, Ph.D., RDN/LD

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Assistant Professor

 

Phone: (918) 660-3684
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Schusterman Center
4502 E. 41st Street, Room 1G04
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135-2512
Email: Marianna-Wetherill@ouhsc.edu

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Ph.D., Health Promotion Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2013
  • M.P.H., Health Administration and Policy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2009
  • B.S., Nutrition Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2004

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Special Studies, Summer Institute
  • Directed Reading

 

Select Publications:

  • Wetherill, M. and Gray, K.A. (2015) Farmers' markets and the local food environment: Identifying perceived accessibility barriers for SNAP consumers receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in an urban Oklahoma community. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(2), 127-133.
  • Wetherill, M. (2008). Effectively Counseling the HIV Patient with Limited Health Literacy. Positive Communications HIV/AIDS Practice Group Newsletter.
  • Wetherill, M. (Ed.) (2006). HIV/AIDS. In Oklahoma Nutrition Manual. Oklahoma Dietetic Association.

 

Professional Peer-reviewed/Competitive Presentations:

  • Wetherill, M., John, R., Wheeler, D., Moore, A., Ackerman, K. Associations between frequent mental distress, perceived HIV stigma, and food insecurity among low-income HIV/AIDS patients: Implications for HIV care programs (Abstract ID # 328269). American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2015.
  • Wetherill, M., Hixson, L., Amberg, S., Berger-Marshall, M. Assessing community readiness for food pantry nutrition initiatives (Abstract ID # 335311). American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2015.
  • Briggs, J., Wetherill, M., Franklin, S. Reframing Positive: Exploring determinants of engagement in HIV care through PhotoVoice (Poster Abstract # 336962). American Public Health Association Annual Conference. November 2015
  • Wetherill, M., John, R., Wheeler, D., Moore, A. HIV and hunger in the heartland: Estimates of food insecurity among Oklahomans with HIV/AIDS receiving Ryan White care (poster), Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference, 2015.
  • Gray, K.A., Wetherill, M., Williams, M., Gray, K.A., Stearns, J., Swearingen, S. Bringing local food to low-income tables in Oklahoma. NASW-Oklahoma Annual State Conference, 2015.
  • Wetherill, M. & Gray, K.A. Factors associated with participant response to a SNAP-based farmers’ market intervention, Council on Social Work Education Conference, 2014.
  • Wetherill, M. Prevalence of food insecurity and its impact on HIV-associated health outcomes among low-income, HIV-positive individuals living in Oklahoma (poster), Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spring Convention, 2013.
  • Cherian, D. & Wetherill, M. Prevalence of nutrition-related risk factors to inform a nutritional risk screening tool for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in Central Oklahoma (poster), Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spring Convention, 2013.
  • Gray, K.A. & Wetherill, M. Low-income access to the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market, Part II (poster), OU-Tulsa Research Forum, 2012.
  • Wetherill, M. Outcomes-Based Nutrition Programming (continuing education presentation), Association of Nutrition Services Agencies National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.


Professional Presentations (Invited):

  • Wetherill, M. Food Insecurity as a Major Determinant of Health and Chronic Disease Outcomes (continuing education presentation), Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fall Symposium, 2013.
  • Wetherill, M. HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma (continuing education presentation), Oklahoma City District Dietetic Association, 2013.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Food insecurity and health behaviors
  • Strategies for HIV retention in care
  • Social determinants of health
  • Public health social work