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Welcome Dr.Cottrell to Zhejiang University
Date:2011-02-27 20:54 
The Tobacco Control Research Center of Zhejiang University is proud to announce that Dr. Randall Cottrell will be joining the faculty as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar for the next six months. He and his wife Karen arrived in Hangzhou on February 19th. Dr. Cottrell will be teaching classes on public health education and social and behavioral theory to public health and medical students. He will also work closely with Dr. Yang Tingzhong, Director of the Tobacco Control Research Center. Dr. Cottrell will serve as an international consultant assisting with the Center’s Tobacco Control Project.
Randall Cottrell earned his PhD from Penn State University and is currently a professor of health promotion/education and program coordinator in the Health Promotion and Education Program at the University of Cincinnati. He currently co-chairs the National Accreditation Implementation Task Force and is on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education. In the recent past he has served on the Boards of Directors of both the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). He served as President of AAHE from 2004-2006. Dr. Cottrell was a participant at the Galway International Consensus Conference which developed the Domains of Core Competencies for Health Educators.He is the Lead Author of two textbooks: Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion & Education, and Health Promotion & Education Research Methods.
Karen Cottrell is also a professionally prepared health educator having earned her M.Ed. from Bowling Green State University. She teaches school health education to junior high students (7th grade – ages 12-13). In her class she covers many health topics including, nutrition, fitness, tobacco and other drugs, mental health, stress management, human sexuality, safety, and disease prevention. She previously taught third grade and has also taught an occasional college class. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Health Education, and a member of the American School Health Association.    
They will stay in Zhejiang University until July. We all believe that he and his wife will help increase collaborations and connections between American and Chinese public health educators. We can learn a lot from them and based on their help, our tobacco control project will be carried out more successfully.
(Edited by Dr. Randall Cottrell & Karen Cottrell)