Emily Forsyth, Undergraduate Applied Health Science Coordinator and Associate Professor

Address: HCN 167
Phone: 507-389-5938
Email: emily.forsyth@mnsu.edu


  • Indiana University – PhD Health Behavior; MPH Behavioral, Social, and Community Health; MS Applied Health Science-School and College Health Education
  • Union University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Truman State University – BS in Health Science


  • CHES®
  • RN - Iowa and California
  • Emergency Medical Responder - Minnesota
  • American Red Cross Instructor 


  • Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor: Applied Health Science


University and College Education Experience

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Health Science 2017-Present
  • Indiana University, School of Public Health, Department of Applied Health Science, 2007-2008; 2014-2017
  • Axia College, University of Phoenix 2008-2014

Community Education and Service Experience

  • Indiana – IU Health Bloomington - Community Health Education Intern, Planned Parenthood Intern and Peer Educator, Indiana Department of Education Student Educational Volunteer, Volunteer Educational Program Planner for MCCSC, Student Assessor RBBCSC
  • Missouri – Youth Health Educator in Juvenile Justice Center and Juvenile Drug Rehabilitation Center; Peer Educator at Pregnancy Resource Center, Certified PACE/AquaPACE instructor, Certified Smoking Cessation Instructor, Hispanic HIV/AIDS Educator, Volunteer Long-term Care Ombudsman, Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer, 40 Developmental Assets Specialists Volunteer

Research Experience

  • Indiana University – Student Research Assistant for Faculty in School of Public Health; Project Coordinator and Volunteer in Center for Sexual Health Promotion

Clinical Experience

  • RN – University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2015-2019,
    IU Health Bloomington Hospital 2014-2017,
    Huntsville Hospital 2011-2014,
    Gadsden Regional Medical Center 2011-2012
  • Travel RN - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2015,
    Methodist Women’s Hospital 2014,
    Rio Grande Regional Hospital 2014
  • Home Care Provider/Assistant- Kirksville, MO 2003-2007
  • Interprofessional Clinical Medical Education Program Leader 2003-2007
  • Medical Assistant/Volunteer Health Educator – Christian Community Clinic 2002-2004
  • CNA – Iowa 2002-2006


  • HLTH 210 – First Aid and CPR
  • HLTH 260 – Introduction to Health Education
  • HLTH 311 – Family Life and Sexuality Education
  • HLTH 475/575 – Biostatistics
  • HLTH 455/555 – Health and Aging
  • HLTH 495 – Senior Seminar


  • Interprofessional Preparation and Practice
  • Adolescent Sexual Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Maternal/Child Health
  • School Health



  • Goddell-Fields, S., Rose, A., Visker, J. D., Boyd, M., Cox, C., & Forsyth, E. (2020).  Undergraduate health professions students’ perceptions of athletic training students before and after an interprofessional case study program.  Journal of Interprofessional Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2020.1808600  
  • Visker, J., Welker, K., Rhodes, D., Forsyth, E., Melvin, P., & Cox, C. (2020).  Effect of rapid e-learning module and brief interprofessional event on medical and nursing study collaborative attitudes and behaviors. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2019-0122
  • Bidulescu, A., Dinh, P. C., Sarwary, S., Forsyth, E., Luetke, M., King, D. B., Liu, J., Davis, S. K., & Correa, A. (2020).  Associations of lepin with incident type 2 diabetes and interactions among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. BMC Endocrine Disorders, 20(1), 1-11.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12902-020-0511-z
  • Rhodes, D., Visker, J., Cox, C., Forsyth, E., & Woolman, K. (2017).  Public health and school nurses’ perceptions of barriers to HPV vaccination in Missouri.  Journal of Community Health Nursing, 34(4), 180-189.  https://doi.org/10.1080/07370016.2017.1369806


  • Whitney, E., Visker, J., Ard, T., Forsyth, E., Herbert, P., & Cox, C. (2020, September). The Development and Pilot of a District-level Self-Assessment Farm-to-School tool in Missouri.  American School Health Association’s School Health Conference; Virtual (Poster Presentation)
  • Martinez, J., & Forsyth, E. (2020, October). Navigating your future: Sharing our experiences. Tips for students and new professionals. Minnesota Society for Public Health Education’s Health Education Summit, Virtual (Oral Presentation)
  • Rhodes, D., Forsyth, E., Visker, J., & Cox, C. (2019, March). Population health-focused competencies for interprofessional education and practice – the role of the public health professional. Society for Public Health Education Conference; Salt Lake City, UT (Ignite Session)
  • Welker, K., Baer, H., Duessel, S., Tiberi-Ramos, J., & Forsyth, E. (2019, October). Web-based brief interventions for school nurses in mental health promotion.  American School Health Association’s School Health Conference; Cincinnati, OH (Poster Presentation)
  • Shipley, M., Catalano, H., Forsyth, E., Sweeney, E., Whitney, E., Boguslawski, M., Conrad, E., & Neff, S. (2018, October). Future leaders academy: Mentoring the next generation of school health leaders.  American School Health Association’s School Health Conference; Indianapolis, IN (Oral Presentation)
  • Dunseith, N., Visker, J., Larson, K., Forsyth, E., & Cox, C. (2018, October). Analysis of two-year trends in non-communicable disease management in selected school districts in Missouri.  American School Health Association’s School Health Conference; Indianapolis, IN (Poster Presentation)
  • Rhodes, D., Visker, J.D., & Forsyth, E. (2017, March). Nurse and physician attitudes and knowledge regarding HPV vaccination in Missouri. Society for Public Health Education Conference; Denver, CO (Oral Presentation)
  • Forsyth, E., Draper, M., & Cox, C. (2017, January). Media literacy: Deconstructing alcohol and tobacco media messages.  International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth; Cancun, MX (Oral Presentation)
  • Visker, J., Rhodes, D., Cox, C., & Forsyth, E. (2017, January). An evaluation of a K-12 sexuality curriculum for an urban Missouri school district. Roundtable session presented at the International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth; Cancun, MX (Oral Roundtable Presentation)
  • Forsyth, E., & Lin, H. (2015, November). Does a Surgeon General’s Call to Action make a difference on exclusive breastfeeding prevalence and duration? Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition; Chicago, IL (Poster Presentation)


  • NLN/Sigma Theta Tau international Diane Billings Research Award                                         
    Grant Awardee
  • Huntsville Hospital                                                                                                                                             
    Care Champion
  • Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Honorary                                                                   
    Gamman of the Year
  • Truman State University                                                                                                                                    
    Outstanding Health Science Major of the Year                                                                                                  
  • Vivian J. Roller Foundation                                                                                                                             
    Student Ombudsman Award
  • Truman State University                                                                                                                                    
    Golden Leadership Award
  • Truman State University                                                                                                                            
    Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges


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