Arlene Keddie - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

Arlene Keddie

Arlene Keddie


Associate Professor/Program Coordinator


Nursing & Health Studies


Public Health

Office Location:

Wirtz Hall 239

Office Phone:

(815) 753-8293

Office Fax:

(815) 753-5406


Courses Taught

  • PHHE 455: Public Health Epidemiology
  • PHHE 613: Principles and Methods of Epidemiology


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Epidemiology, Minor: Behavioral Sciences
  • M.S.P.H., University of Alabama - Birmingham, International Health, Minor: Demography/Population Studies
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, History

Research Interests

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Selected Publications

Keddie, A.M., Associations between severe obesity and depression: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006.  Prev Chronic Dis 2011; 8(3).

Douglas, C., Keddie, A., Brooker, D., Surr, C.  Cross-cultural comparison of the perceptions and experiences of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) mappers in the U.S. and U.K., Journal of Aging and Health, 2010, Volume 22, Issue 5, Pages 567-588. 

Keddie, A.M., Peek, M.K., Markides, K.S. Variation in the associations of education, occupation, income and assets with functional limitations in older Mexican Americans, Annals of Epidemiology, 2005, Volume 15, Issue 8, Pages 579-589. 

Franzini, L., Ribble, J.C., Keddie, A.M., Understanding the Hispanic Paradox, Ethnicity and Disease, 2001; 11: 496-518.

Waller, D.K., Keddie, A.M., Canfield, M.A., Scheuerle, A.E. Do infants with major congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia? Teratology, 2001, Volume 64, Issue 6, Pages 311-317.

Keddie, A. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Teenage Pregnancy in Jamaica, Adolescence, 1992, Volume 27, Issue 108, Pages 873-890.