Barry Hunt

Barry Hunt


Office: 160 Herzer Bldg.

Mailing Address:

Box 9805
945 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ed.D., University of Alabama
  • M.A., University of Alabama
  • B.S., Troy State University

Research/Extension Areas:

  • Coordinated school health programs
  • Alcohol and other drug prevention programs
  • Worksite health programs

Courses Taught:

  • FNH 8513 Theory and Practice of Health Education
  • FNH 8553 Behavioral Epidemiology
  • FNH 8990 Introduction to Health Science Research
  • FNH 8143 Problems in Health Education
  • FNH 8263 Seminar in School Health


  • Outstanding Business Retention and Expansion Program, Business Retention and Expansion International

Society Memberships:

  • American Academy of Health Behavior
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • American Association for Health Education
  • American Public Health Association
  • American School Health Association
  • International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation Sport and Dance


Anderson, J. C., A. J. Gardner, B. P. Hunt. 2021. Drinking behavior among college students: Interventions to increase mindfulness and social capital. Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences 15(1):76-87 Download

Hurtado, I. J., B. P. Hunt, A. J. Gardner. 2019. Enhancing student success with a connectedness focused retention initiative: The LIFE program. Journal of Student Success and Retention 6:63-72. Download

Walker, J., B. P. Hunt, B. D. Oliver, R. D. Williams. 2017. Overlapping responsibilities of certified health education specialists and certified athletic trainers. Journal of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 81(1): 24-30:

Murphy, T. C., D. K. Tidwell, M. E. Hall, R. D. Williams, C. A. Briley, B. P. Hunt. 2016. Exploring a healthy living variable using theory of planned behavior. Health Behavior and Policy Review 3(3):187-197.  Download

Hall, M. E., R. D. Williams, B. P. Hunt. 2015. Assessment of attitudes regarding tobacco-free campus policy and secondhand smoke exposure among college students, faculty and staff. American Journal of Health Education 46(1):48-57. Download

Hall, M. E., R. D. Williams, T. M. Penhollow, K. E. Rhodes, B. P. Hunt. 2015. Factors associated with discrimination among college students. American Journal of Health Behavior 39(3):318-329. Download

Hung, L. S., D. K. Tidwell, M. E. Hall, M. L. Lee, C. A. Briley, B. P. Hunt. 2015. A meta-analysis of school-based obesity prevention programs demonstrates limited efficacy of decreasing childhood obesity. Nutrition Research 35(3):229-240.  Download

Lee, M. L., D. K. Tidwell, C. A. Briley, J. C. Loveless, B. P. Hunt, W. B. Mikel. 2015. A community-based obesity prevention program decreased the body mass index of university-affiliated participants. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 3(3):93-106.  Download

Cossman, R.E., R.D. Williams, B.P. Hunt, S.B. Slinkard, C.A. Fratesi, T.F. Day. 2013. College students' sense of cycling capability deters helmet use: Implications for safety helmet ordinances. American Journal of Health Sciences 4(2):51-54.  Download

Howard, G.M., D.K. Tidwell, C. Briley, and B.P. Hunt. 2013. Vitamin D and Calcium Intakes of Participants With and Without Cancer. Journal of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Vol. 1(2):1015-1020.  Download

Dong, B.E., R.D. Williams, B.P. Hunt. 2012. Overlapping responsibilities of Certified Health Education Specialists and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Topics in Integrative Health Care 3(2) ID:3.2007.  Download

Shaikh, M.A., and B.P. Hunt. 2011. Prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among class 8 to 10 students in Peshawar, Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 17(2):180-181.

Williams, R.D., J. Barnes, B.P. Hunt, H.C. Winborne. 2011. Health beliefs related to secondhand smoke and smoke-free policies in a college community. American Journal of Health Studies 26(3):152-159.

Williams, R.D., J. Barnes, R. Humphries, B.P. Hunt, and E. Henry. 2011. Beliefs and intentions of restaurant patrons regarding secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free ordinances. Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 21(1):123-131.

Shumpert, K., B.P. Hunt, and M.E. Hall. 2010. An examination of the role of health promotion in physical therapy. Journal of the Mississippi Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 17 pp.

Brace, A.M., M.E. Hall, and B.P. Hunt. 2008. Social, economic and health costs of unintended teen pregnancy: The circle of care intervention program in Troup County, Georgia. Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association 1(1):33-46.  Download

Whitley, A.M., M.E. Hall, and B.P. Hunt. 2008. The status of certified athletic trainers and athletic protocols in Mississippi public high schools. Journal of the Mississippi Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


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