Annie Hardison-Moody

Annie Hardison-Moody

PhD Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist 919-515-8478

Areas of Expertise

  • Religion and health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Women's health
  • Health promotion

Biography

Annie Hardison-Moody received her PhD in religion at Emory University in 2012, where her studies focused on the intersections of religion and public health. Dr. Hardison-Moody continues to work in the emerging field of religion and health, with a focus on gender, reproductive health, food, and parenting.

She is co-editor of Parenting Practices as a Source for Theology: Mothering Matters (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan), and is currently finalizing a manuscript, When Religion Matters: Practicing Healing in the Aftermath of the Liberian Civil War based on her dissertation research (forthcoming, Wipf & Stock). She serves as co-PI for Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project, a USDA-funded study of the family food environment. Dr. Hardison-Moody is also Director of Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More, a faith-based health promotion intervention. Her work with Faithful Families garnered an invitation to the White House, through the Let’s Move initiative. In addition to her research and extension work, Dr. Hardison-Moody also teaches courses in the department in Human Sexuality, Family Health and Well-Being, and Family Relationships over the Life Course.

Along with colleagues in the department, she is currently working on a project that explores food, culture, and religious practices among immigrant and refugee families.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Co-PI for Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project
  • Project Director, Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More
  • Farmers’ Market Tours for low-income families
  • Working with immigrant and refugee communities on self-directed local foods projects

Selected Publications

  • Seeman, Don, Annie Hardison-Moody & Iman Roushdy-Hammady. 2016 “Choosing Unintended Pregnancy: Religion, Agency, and the Discourse of Public Health.” Medicine Anthropology Theory (link)
  • Hardison-Moody, Annie, Sarah Bowen, J. Dara Bloom, Marissa Sheldon, Lorelei Jones, and Brandi Leach. 2015. “Incorporating Nutrition Education Classes into Food Pantry Settings: Lessons Learned in Design and Implementation.” Journal of Extension. 53(6) (link)
  • Jakes, Susan, Annie Hardison-Moody, Sarah Bowen, and John Blevins. 2015. “Engaging Community Change: The Critical Role of Values in Asset Mapping.” Community Development 46(4): 392-406.
  • Hardison-Moody, Annie, Carolyn Dunn, David Hall, Lorelei Jones, Jimmy Newkirk and Cathy Thomas. 2011. “Multi-Level Partnerships Support a Comprehensive Faith-Based Health Promotion Program.” Journal of Extension 49(6).
  • Hardison-Moody, Annie, Carolyn Dunn, David Hall, Lorelei Jones, Jimmy Newkirk and Cathy Thomas. 2011. “Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More: The Role of Lay Leaders in the Implementation of a Faith-based Health Promotion Program.” International Journal of Volunteer Administration. 27(2).

Selected Funding

  • Hardison-Moody, Annie (PI), J. Dara Bloom (Co-PI), Carolyn Bird, Ben Chapman, Carolyn Dunn, Lorelei Jones. 2015 – 2016. Building Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at Farmers’ markets for Low-Income Consumers in North Carolina. NC State University Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development.
  • Bloom, J. Dara (PI), Annie Hardison-Moody (Co-PI), Lorelei Jones, Michael Schulman, Cintia Aguilar, Sarah Bowen. 2014 – 2015. “Immigrant Communities and Local Food Systems in Wake County: Designing Strategies to Leverage Assets.” NC State University Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development.
  • Bowen, Sarah (PI), Sinikka Elliott (co-PI), Annie Hardison-Moody, J. Dara Bloom, Lorelei Jones, and Susan Jakes. 2011-2016. “Community-Based Approach to Reducing Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Populations: Research to Action.” United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
  • Dunn, Carolyn, Lorelei Jones, Annie Hardison-Moody and Emily Foley. Southern Regional Center for Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (sub-award). 2014 - 2016. United States Department of Agriculture.

Contributing Websites

Contact Information

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
NC State University
512 Brickhaven Drive
Campus Box 7606
Raleigh, NC 27695-7606
919-515-8478
annie_hardison-moody@ncsu.edu