Community Public Health/Health Promotion


Welcome from Markie Sneed, Chair of the Research Interest Group

Our mission is to support nurses and their work to enhance community public health/ health promotion (CPH/HP) research aimed at informing nursing science, practice, education, and policy. We offer networking opportunities, peer support, and inspiration and encourage all members to participate. We welcome all interested parties to our RIG --researchers, clinicians, academicians, and students. Be sure to “sign-up” by logging into the Members-Only section and choose which RIG(s) to join. There is no fee to participate and you can join up to two RIGs as part of your membership benefits.

Nadia (Markie) Sneed, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
UAB School of Nursing
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
NB 480
1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

Leadership Goals and Plans for 2020 - 2021:

My plan for leadership is to continue the fine work of the RIG. Goals for 2021 include:

  1.  Creating a membership roster to foster communication and networking amongst our members.
  2. Identify the members goals for the 2020-2021 year and beyond.
  3. Highlight the accomplishments and work of our members using SNRS communication outlets.
  4. Search for and appoint a co-chair and upcoming chair for the RIG to ensure succession and future planning.

Mrs. Markie Sneed is a fourth year PhD nursing candidate at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  She earned her first bachelor’s degree in nutrition science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with an interest in the causes and effects of obesity in the United States.  She received her BSN and MSN in 2010 and 2013 from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  Markie’s has previously worked as a CVICU, CV surgical step-down, and outpatient cardiac rehab nurse.  Since earning her FNP in 2014, Markie has practiced in both internal medicine and urgent care. Markie’s future interests as a nurse researcher include understanding the associations among obesity, diet, and diabetes risk in children and adult populations.  She plans to focus her program of research on exploring dietary consumption patterns and the role of diet quality in adults with prediabetes and their offspring.  Markie, lives in Gallatin, Tennessee with her husband and daughter.  Fun fact:  Markie is a Registered YT-200 Yoga Instructor.