Meghan Burroughs

Meghan Burroughs

Assistant Professor

    Westlake Hall 246
    (309) 677-2436


Ph.D., Health Education & Promotion, The University of Alabama
M.A., Health Studies, The University of Alabama
B.S., Psychology, The University of Alabama


After completing an undergraduate degree in psychology, I began a master’s degree in health studies. Little did I know that this program would change my career trajectory and ignite a passion for health education and promotion. I went on to complete my doctoral degree at The University of Alabama, where my dissertation focused on college student marijuana use, perceptions, and knowledge of marijuana policies. I joined Bradley University in 2019, which has provided me the opportunity to help students find their own passion for health education and public health.


  • FCS 100: Family Dynamics
  • FCS 120: Foundations in Public Health Education
  • FCS 203: School Health Promotion
  • FCS 221: Community and Public Health
  • FCS 341: Human Development through the Lifespan
  • FCS 420: Public Health Policy


  • My academic research is focused on two major areas: young adult substance use and misuse, and the use and impact of social media on health and health behaviors.
  • Current studies in progress include exploring the influence of TikTok on health behaviors, as well as examining college student drug diversion behaviors.
  • “Protests for Change?: How Media Bias can Shape a Movement” – SOPHE Conference 2021
  • “Examining College Students’ Use, Perceptions, and Knowledge of Marijuana and Marijuana Laws” – SOPHE Conference 2020


  • Advocacy & Resolutions Committee Member, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • NCHEC Ambassador, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
  • Eta Sigma Gamma Faculty Advisor, Bradley University
  • C.C. Wheeler Committee Member, Bradley University
  • Recruitment, Admissions, & Retention Committee Member, Bradley University

Licensures and Certifications

  • Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)