Douglas R. Southard

Professor

 

BS, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Health Services, Baltimore, MD. Major: Physician Assistant.

MPH, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD.  Emphasis: Epidemiology.

MS, The Johns Hopkins University, Evening College, Baltimore, MD. Major: General Education.

MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA. Major: Clinical Psychology.

Cert., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. APA approved internship in Clinical Psychology.

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA. APA approved program in Clinical Psychology.  Major: Clinical Psychology.

Phone: (603) 298-6617
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Courses Taught
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Patient Communication & Education
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Understanding Medical Literature 
  • Evidence-based Medicine
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine
  • Epidemiology and Research Design
  • Health Behavior Change

Honors & Awards

2002: Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

1992: Fellow, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


Publications and Presentations

Ives-Kennedy, B., Kennedy, W. C., & Southard, D. R. (2008).  A Medical Education Model for Collaborative Chronic Disease Management, Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 19(2), 18-29. 

Balady, G. J., Williams, M. A., Ades, P. A., Bittner, V., Comoss, P., Foody, J. M., Franklin, B., Sanderson, B., & Southard, D. (2007).  Core components of cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: 2007 Update: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention Committee, the Council on Clinical Cardiology: the Councils on Cardiovascular Nursing, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Circulation, 115, 2675-2682.

Southard, D. R., & Southard, B. H. (2006).  Promoting physical activity in children with MetaKenkoh.  Clin Invest Med, 29, 293-297.

Herridge, M. L., Stimler, C., Southard, D. R., & King, M. (2005).  Depression screening in cardiac rehabilitation: AACVPR Task Force Report.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 25, 11-13.

Sanderson, B. K., Southard, D. R., & Oldridge, N. (2004).  Outcomes evaluation in cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: Improving patient care and program effectiveness.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24(2), 68-79.

Southard, D. R., & Southard, B. H. (2004).  Preventing and treating childhood obesity with Metakenkoh (abstract).  Circulation, 109(15), e187-e190.

Southard B. H., Southard D. R., & Nuckolls, J. (2003).  Clinical trial of an Internet-based case management system for secondary prevention of heart disease.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 23(5), 341-348.

Southard, D. R., & Southard, B. H. (2003).  Patient participation in a six-month Internet-based program for the secondary prevention of CVD (abstract).   American Journal of Medicine & Sports, 5(2), 181.

Shaw, D. K., Heggestad-Hereford, J., Southard, D. R., & Sparks, K. E. (2001).  AACVPR Telemedicine Position Statement.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 21, 261-262.

Balady, G. J, Ades, P. A., Bazzare, T., Comoss, P., Limacher, M., Pina, I. L., Southard, D., & Williams, M. A. (2000).  Core components of cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: Statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 20, 310-316 and Circulation, 102, 1069-1073.

Hogbin, A. L., Cox, R. H., Southard, D. R., & Gaylord, C. (1998).  Video lessons are effective in changing food related behaviors and intake of low-income homemakers (abstract).  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 9, Supp. 1, 42.

Brady, K. L., Trafimow, D., Eisler, R. M., & Southard, D. R. (1996).  The role of causal attributions in competitive situations.  Sex Roles, 35, 639-650.

Pashkow, P., Ades, P., Emery, C., Frid, D., Miller, N. H., Peske, G., Reardon, J., Schiffert, J., Southard, D. R., & ZuWallack, R. (1995).  Outcomes in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation: An American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation position statement.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 15, 394-405.

Southard, D. R., Cahalin, L. P., Cales, M., Carlin, B. W., McLeod, V. K., Morris, K., Normandin, E., Reardon, J. Z., Ries, A. L., & Sciaky, A. J. (1995).  Clinical competency guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation professionals: An American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation position statement.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 15, 173-178.

Lash, S. J., Eisler, R. M., & Southard, D. R. (1995).  Sex differences in cardiovascular reactivity as a function of the appraised gender relevance of the stressor.  Behavioral Medicine, 21, 86-94.

Southard, D. R., Certo, C., Comoss, P., Gordon, N. F., Herbert, W. G., Protas, E. J., Ribisl, P., & Swails, S. (1994).  Core competencies for cardiac rehabilitation professionals: A position statement of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 14, 1-6.

Southard, D. R., Weaver, C. M., & Southard, B. H. (1993).  Clinical utility of a digital blood pressure watch (abstract).  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 13, 337.

Lewis, A., & Southard, D. R. (1993).  Moderating effect of a single aerobic exercise session on the cardiovascular response to a subsequent stressful procedure (abstract).  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 13, 336.

Winett, R. A., Southard, D. R., & Rankin, J. L. (1993).  Nutrition promotion and dietary change: Framework to meet Year 2000 goals.  Medicine, Exercise, Nutrition, and Health, 2, 7-26.

Southard, D. R., Winett, R. A., Walberg Rankin, J. L., Neubauer, T. E., Donckers Roseveare, K., Burkett, P. A., Gould, R. A., Lombard, D., & Moore, J. F. (1992).  Increasing the effectiveness of the National Cholesterol Education Program: Dietary and behavioral strategies.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 21 30.

Watkins, P. L., Ward, C. H., Southard, D. R., & Fisher, E. B. (1992).  The Type A belief system: Relationships to hostility, social support, and life stress.  Behavioral Medicine, 18, 27 32

Watkins, P. L., Fisher, E. B., Southard, D. R., Ward, C. H., Carpenter, L., & Schechtman, K. B. (1992).  Gender differences in Type A behavior and hostility within an organizational setting.  Psychology and Health: An International Journal, 6, 141 151.

Southard, D. R., & Hart, L. (1991).  The influence of a single session of aerobic exercise on blood pressure during daily activities.  Behavioral Medicine, 17, 135 142.

Lash, S. J., Gillespie, B. L., Eisler, R. M., & Southard, D. R. (1991).  Sex differences in cardiovascular reactivity: Effects of the gender relevance of the stressor.  Health Psychology, 10, 392 398.

Donkers Roseveare, K., Southard, D. R., Walberg, J., & Humphrey, R. (1990).  Effectiveness of cholesterol feedback in reducing blood cholesterol levels (abstract).  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 10, 356.

Southard, D. R., & Broyden, R. (1990).  Psychosocial services in cardiac rehabilitation:  A status report.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 10, 225 263.

Burkett, P. A., Southard, D. R., Herbert, W. G., & Walberg, J. (1990).  Frequent cholesterol feedback as an aid in lowering cholesterol levels.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 10, 141 146.

Watkins, P. L., Fisher, E. B., Southard, D. R., Ward, C. H., & Schechtman, K. B.  (1989). Assessing the relationship of Type A beliefs to cardiovascular disease risk and psychosocial distress.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 11, 113 125.

Southard, D. R., Eisler, R. M., & Skidmore, J. R.  (1988). Co variation of mood and blood pressure in the natural environment.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 11, 537 551.

Watkins, P. L., Ward, C. H., & Southard, D. R.  (1987). Empirical support for a Type A belief system.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 9, 119 134.

Southard, D. R., Coates, T. J., Parker, F. C., Kolodner, K., Padgett, N., & Kennedy, H.  (1986). The relationship between mood and blood pressure in the natural environment: An adolescent population.  Health Psychology, 5, 469 480.

Labbe, E. E., Williamson, D. A., & Southard, D. R.  (1985).  Reliability and validity of children's reports of migraine headache symptoms.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 7, 375 383.


Grants Received

  • Deater-Deckard, K., Southard, D., Blieszner, R., & Novak, D. (2006).  The Healthy Families Project, Virginia Tech-University of Virginia-Carilion Health System Collaborative Research Grants.  ($29,690).
  • Southard, D. R., & Southard, B. H. (2003).  MetaKenkoh II: An Internet Game for Overweight Children.  National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. ($749,000)
  • Southard, B. H., & Southard, D. R. (2001).  Reducing Heart Disease Risk with Get-the-Fat-Out.  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. ($99,997)
  • Southard, D. R., & Southard, B. H. (2001).  MetaKenkoh: An Internet Game for Overweight Children.  National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. ($100,000)
  • Southard, D. R., & Southard, B.H. (2001).  Enhancing Medication Compliance Using the MedPal System. National Institute on Aging. ($115,138)
  • Southard, B. H., & Southard, D. R. (1999).  HeartLinks: A Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Utilizing the Internet as the Primary Link between Case Manager, Patient, and Family Members.  Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. ($749,871)
  • Southard, B. H., & Southard, D. R. (1998).  HeartLinks: A Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Utilizing the Internet as the Primary Link between Case Manager, Patient, and Family Members.  Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. ($99,932)
  • Dale, A., Southard, D. R. (Project Director), & McFall, S. (1997).  High Tech High Touch PA Rural Primary Care.  Bureau of Health Professions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ($391,653)
  • Bohland, J., Roberto, K., & Southard, D. R. (1997).  Rural Health Research Program. ASPIRES Program.  Virginia Tech.  ($24,000)
  • Cox, R. H., Midkiff, J. L., Elledge, J. C., & Southard, D. R. (1996).  Smart Food Choices Network Project.  USDA Food and Consumer Service.  ($97,700)
  • Cox, R. H., Elledge, J. C., Southard, D. R., & Brochetti, D. (1995).  Smart Food Choices Education Program.  USDA Food and Consumer Service.  ($710,041)
  • Cox, R. H., Brochetti, D., Elledge, J. C., & Southard, D. R. (1995).  Smart Food Choices Network Project.  USDA Food and Consumer Service.  ($84,514)
  • Southard, D. R. (1995).  Interactive Health Counseling Simulations.  Summer Faculty Fellowship, Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  ($5,480)  
  • Southard, D. R. (1994).  Interactive Counseling Simulations.  Teaching Release Time Grant, Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  ($3,500)
  • Southard, D. R., & Davis, S. (1994).  Promoting Health in the Workplace.  Virginia Department of Health.  ($5,300)
  • Howze, E., & Southard, D. R. (1993).  Promoting Physical Activity at the Worksite:  A University/Business Partnership.  Virginia Department of Health.  ($7,250)
  • Southard, D. R. (1992).  An Assessment of Critical Needs Necessary to Implement Dietary Education in Primary Care Settings: A Survey of Primary Care Physicians in Virginia.  College of Education Mini grant.  ($500)
  • Southard, D. R. (1990).  The Modulating Role of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Cardiovascular Reactivity to Subsequent Non exercise Stressors.  College of Education Mini grant.  ($425)
  • Southard, D. R. (1990).  Modulating Role of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Cardiovascular Reactivity to Subsequent Non exercise Stressors.  Biomedical Research Support Grant.  ($4,722)
  • Southard, D. R. (1989).  Cardiovascular and Emotional Responsivity to Interpersonal Situations.  College of Education Mini Grant.  ($446)
  • Southard, D. R. (1989).  Computerized Interactive Counseling Simulations.  Technology Mini grant Program.  College of Education.  ($1,500)
  • Southard, D. R. (1988).  Coping Styles and Cardiovascular Reactivity.  Virginia Tech, Creative Match Grant.  ($1,000)
  • Southard, D. R. (1987).  Stratification of Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients According to Biobehavioral Risk.  Division of HPE Research Grant.  ($394)

Service

  • President of CGPS Faculty Council 2016-17
  • Dean, CGPS 2013-14
  • President, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 2004-5