Jeffrey John Milroy

Dr. Milroy earned a B.S. in Community Health Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam (2002), his Masters of Public Health from UNC Greensboro (2006), and his Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from UNC Greensboro (2010). Dr. Milroy is interested in the health and well being of adolescents and young adults. His research foci include alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention among athletes, physical activity promotion among college student populations, and innovative program planning and implementation. Presently, Dr. Milroy is the Associate Director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness and Teaching Faculty in the Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over the past several years Jeff has directed the implementation of myPlaybook (an evidence-based AOD prevention program for student-athletes) across more than 150 NCAA member institutions nationwide, managed the collection of alcohol and other drug use data from over 15,000 student-athletes , is a regular contributor to Drug Free Sports’ Webinar series, and has multiple peer reviewed publications. He is currently a member of the Society for Prevention Research, the American College Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, the American Public Health Association, and the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Milroy continues to provide consulting services to the NCAA, and the National Center for Drug Free Sport.

There are 17 included publications by Jeffrey John Milroy :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Behavior, Theory and Practice: Promoting Physical Activity among American College Students 2010 8935 Engaging in physical activity is a critical part of an individual's life and can be the precursor for well-being and a method of disease avoidance. Yet, many American college students fail to engage in adequate amounts of physical activity during the...
Collaborative evaluation of a high school prevention curriculum: How methods of collaborative evaluation enhanced a randomized control trial to inform program improvement. 2012 539 Blending high-quality and rigorous research with pure evaluation practice can often be best accomplished through thoughtful collaboration. The evaluation of a high school drug prevention program (All Stars Senior) is an example of how perceived compe...
College Students' Perceived Wellness Among Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Formats of a Lifetime Physical Activity and Wellness Course 2013 115 Background: College students are vulnerable to risks associated with unhealthy behaviors. Considering the role that colleges play in facilitating lifelong health and wellness behaviors of college students, health-related fitness (HRF) courses ...
Coverage of adolescent substance use prevention in state frameworks for health education. 2013 26 BACKGROUND: The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) by adolescents is a national health issue. One way in which the United States approaches the prevention of substance use among adolescents is by teaching high school students about ATOD ...
Developing a Web-Based Tool Using Information and Communication Technologies to Expand the Reach and Impact of Photovoice 2015 95 Information and communication technologies are opening up vast new arenas for conducting the work of health promotion. Technology-based health promotions expand reach, standardize information and its delivery, provide opportunities for tailoring, cre...
The Effects of a Web-Based Alcohol Prevention Program on Social Norms, Expectancies, and Intentions to Prevent Harm among College Student-Athletes 2016 37 College athletes are at risk for heavy alcohol use, which jeopardizes their general health, academic standing, and athletic performance. Effective prevention programming reduces these risks by targeting theory-based intermediate factors that predict ...
Going the distance: Delivery of high school drug prevention via distance education. 2010 575 The purpose of this project was to develop a technology that can be used in schools where there are insufficient resources to implement a quality drug prevention program. The specific technology—distance education via teleconferencing—allows a highly...
Hazardous drinking by first-year college-athletes: The differential roles of drinking motives, alcohol consequences, and season status 2013 2752 College student-athletes and first-year students are two undergraduate populations at risk for heavy-episodic drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences. In this study, 63 (56% female, 62% Caucasian) first-year student-athletes completed a pr...
Implementing an Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention Program Using University–High School Partnerships: Challenges and Lessons Learned 2015 94 Background: School-based alcohol and other drug use prevention remains an important national strategy. Collaborative partnerships between universities and high schools have the potential to enhance prevention programming; however, there are ch...
Investigating Motivation for Physical Activity among Minority College Females using the BREQ-2 2015 133 Adolescents who engage in regular physical activity experience increased academic performance and grades, improved academic behavior, such as time on task, as well as an increase in other factors that influence academic achievement. Despite physical ...
Investigating Risk Factors Predictive of Problem Outcomes Experienced by First Year Drinking and Non-Drinking Collegiate Student-Athletes 2016 159 This study examined risk factors for problem outcomes experienced by drinking and non-drinking first year collegiate student-athletes. Freshman and transfer student-athletes (N=2956) reported their alcohol use, problems experienced and demographic/sp...
Moving beyond the treatment package approach to developing behavioral interventions: addressing questions that arose during an application of the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) 2014 311 Given current pressures to increase the public health contributions of behavioral interventions, intervention scientists may wish to consider moving beyond the classical treatment package approach that focuses primarily on achieving statistical signi...
A National Study of the Reasons for Use and Non-Use of Alcohol Among College Student-Athletes by Sex, Race, and NCAA Division 2014 43 Alcohol use among college student-athletes should be of great concern due to their risk for excessive consumption and related negative consequences compared to their non-athlete peers. Previous research has focused on reasons and/or motives for alcoh...
Physical Activity Promotion on Campus: Using Empirical Evidence to Recommend Strategic Approaches to Target Female College Students 2015 112 PROBLEM: A large number of American adults do not meet national physical activity (PA) guidelines for aerobic PA and muscle strengthening. Similarly, many American college students, specifically females do not engage in regular PA. Self Determ...
The reliability and construct validity of American college students’ responses to the WHOQOL-BREF. 2011 535 The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-100) instrument was developed to assess quality of life from a multi-dimensional perspective. A shorter 26-item version of the instrument was created called the WHOQOL-BREF, which is the focus of ...
A University System-Wide Qualitative Investigation into Student Physical Activity Promotion Conducted on College Campuses 2012 37 Purpose. This study aimed to examine college student physical activity promotion.

Design. A cross-sectional approach to qualitative research was used. Setting. Southeastern state university system. Participants. Fourteen of 15 (...
YouTube: An international medium for sharing videos about hookah smoking. 2011 766 The hookah pipe is an ancient tool for smoking tobacco and is a growing public health concern at the global level. YouTube is a website that allows its members to post videos for people to watch and to share comments about the videos in an online for...