Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Title: Associate Professor
Division: Health Studies
Unit: Public Health
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 225
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

Research Interests

  • Social epidemiology
  • Health disparities
  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Epidemiology of chronic conditions, particularly Type 2 Diabetes
  • Asthma

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. 

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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