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Candace Florence

Adjunct Faculty


EdD - Nebraska Methodist College; EdD specialization: Leadership in Health Care; Doctoral Research: “The Impact of an Online Stress Management Program on College Students’ Perceived Stress Levels”
MS Public Health - Indiana State University; Concentration: Public Health; Thesis: Reported Condom Use in College Students
BS Health Sciences - Indiana State University; Concentration: Health Promotion


Methodist College - Unity Point, Peoria, IL; Program Director: Health Sciences; Assistant Professor: Health Care Management

Notable Publications/Programs


  • Florence, C., Peterson, Y., Johnson, M., & Hutchins, M., (2013). Reported Condom Use among Students Enrolled in a Personal Health and Wellness Course. The Health Educator, 45 (2): 13-19.


  • Florence, C. (2020) The Impact of an Online Stress Management Program on College Students’
  • Perceived Stress Levels: 2020 Methodist Inter-Professional Research Day; Omaha, NE
  • Florence, C., Kost, G., Koch, K., & Zart, J., (2016) Role Play Based Collaborative Simulation: Indiana Inter- Professional Education and Practice Conference
  • Florence, C (2015). Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves; Self Love, April 2015
  • Florence, C (2014). College Students use of Prescription Drugs. Indiana State University. April 2014
  • Florence, C (2014). HIV/AIDS Awareness. Indiana State University. Spring 2012
  • 1st Annual Indiana State University Prescription Drug Drop Off. April 2014
  • Indiana Attorney General Prescription Drug Presentation. April 2014


Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards

Community/University Service
  • Co-Director: Byron Duke Florence Memorial INC (2019)
  • College of Nursing & Health Professions Civic Learning Faculty Lead: Chile 2016-2017
  • National Area Health Education Center (NWI Chapter) Executive Board 2016- 2018
  • Health Professions Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2015-2016
  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion Executive Board- 2014-2015
  • 2014 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award Committee Member
  • Program Lead: Indiana State University Alternative Spring Break; New Orleans 2013-2014
  • Traders Point Church Missionary; Managua, Nicaragua’ 2013
  • Indiana State Department of Health HIV Community Planning Group 2010-2012
  • MLK Community Day of Service Annual Participant 2011-2015
  • AmeriCorps National Service Corps 2009-2012
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2019- present
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration 2019- present
  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria 2019- present
  • Society of Public Health Education 2015- present
  • American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2016-present