Sex Educator of the Week: Keely S. Rees, PhD, MCHES

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on?
Evaluating the impact of Our Whole Lives (OWL) training and facilitation has with our Community/School Health Educator Majors and how it enhances or improves improves their confidence in teaching sexuality education, and how it shapes their future career choices, and how they used the training in future settings (ie.; public/private schools, universities, nonprofits).
Dr. Keely Rees is in her in fourteenth year as professor of health education. Currently, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Health Promotion at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Keely’s research and teaching has focused on numerous issues in the health field for over 18 years. Her research has focused on prenatal care, exercise prescription and behaviors during and after pregnancy, social support for pre-conception and prenatal nutrition, tobacco use during pregnancy, and sexuality education and advocacy for young children, teens, and parents, individuals with traumatic brain injury, and schools as community outreach for nutrition/exercise. Keely has taught community & public health foundations courses, grantseeking, and women’s health courses, trainings, and workshops in university, hospital, schools, locally and has taught internationally with other universities, researchers, and organizations identifying ways to better prepare health educators in the field. 

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