Diane Reddy

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1984

Key Areas of Interest

Self Regulation of Health Behavior
Adolescent & Women's Health Behavior and Communication
Health Promotion and Prevention
Science of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests:

The professional development of graduate students is a priority for me. Reflecting this, I have directed the doctoral research of 20 Ph.D.’s. These alumni went on to obtain research center directorships, distinguished postdoctoral fellowships, tenure-track faculty positions, high level corporate positions, clinical positions, and research and clinical positions at medical centers. I am interested in collaborating with students on research focused on health promotion and prevention especially in relation to the health of women, adolescents, racial and ethnic minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals. Current projects include 1) Tailoring interventions to improve health and reduce health disparities, 2) Improving doctor-patient interactions and health communication, 3) Improving adolescent and women’s health, 4) Health promotion in work settings. I am also interested in the science of teaching and learning and have secured over $3 million in external funding for current research on the U-Pace instructional approach.

Selected Publications

Fleming, R. , Pedrick, L. , Stoiber, L. , Kienzler, S. , Fleming, R. R., & Reddy, D. M.(2018) Increasing undergraduate success: A randomized controlled trial of U-Pace instruction.under review in the Online Learning Journal.
Rameshbabu, A. , Ports, K. , & Reddy, D. M.(2018) Learning to health yourself: a randomized, tailored self-regulation intervention among custodial employees.Health Education Research.
Fleming, R. , Pedrick, L. , & Reddy, D. M.(2016) Progress on U-Pace instruction.EDUCAUSE Review.
Fleming, R. , Stoiber, L. , Pfeiffer, H. , Kienzler, S. , Fleming, R. R., Pedrick, L. , Barth, D. , & Reddy, D. M.(2016) Using U-Pace instruction to improve the academic performance of economically disadvantaged undergraduates.Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 32, 304-313.
Crowley (student), O. , Marquette (student), J. , Reddy, D. M., & Fleming, R. (2013) Factors predicting likelihood of eating irradiated meat.Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(1), 95-105.
Rameshbabu (student), A. , Reddy, D. M., & Fleming, R. (2013) Correlates of negative physical health in call center shift workers.Applied Ergonomics, 44, 350-354.
Reddy, D. M., Fleming, R. , Jirovec, D. L., Pedrick, L. E., Pfeiffer, H. M., & Stoiber, L. C.(2013) Increasing student success in higher education through U-Pace instruction.Higher Learning Commission Collection of Papers on Self-study and Institutional Improvment.
Reddy, D. M., Fleming, R. , Pedrick, L. E., Jirovec (student), D. L., Pfeiffer (student), H. M., Ports (student), K. A., Barnack-Tavlaris (student), J. L., Helion (student), A. M., & Swain, R. (2013) U-Pace instruction: improving student success by integrating content mastery and amplified assistance.Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(1), 147-154.
Reddy, D. M., Fleming, R. , & Pedrick, L. E.(2012) Increasing student success: Evaluating the effectiveness of U-Pace instruction at UWM.EDUCAUSE Seeking Evidence of Impact Case Study Series.
Reddy, D. M., Fleming, R. , Pedrick, L. E., Ports (student), K. A., Barnack-Tavlaris (student), J. L., Helion (student), A. M., & Swain, R. (2011) U-Pace: Facilitating academic success for all students.Educause Quarterly, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(4).