School of Health and Human Sciences

Daniel L. Bibeau

Daniel L. Bibeau, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. in Health Education, Penn State University
Office: 420 D Coleman Bldg.
Phone: (336) 334-5527
Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio

Personal Introduction

I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, the oldest of three boys. I played almost all school and community sports, learned to cook on my own (our parents worked shift work), spent time fishing and scuba diving, and had part time jobs to pay for it all. I went to Texas A&M where I majored first in Math, then Zoology. I got my master’s degree in health and physical education (health education concentration) and was hired to teach at A&M. In college I played on the golf and volleyball teams, and later coached both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams. I married Esse Torres who I met at a wedding in New York. We have two adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Professional Profile

Daniel Bibeau has been at UNCG since 1984 and taught in all degree programs. Most recently he has taught HEA 751 Foundations of Research for Public Health Education, HEA 758 Advanced Theoretical Basis for Community Health Education, HEA 601 Principles of Community Health Education, HEA 725 Community Health Field Project in Workplace Wellness, and HEA 113 Medical Terminology. Bibeau has mentored students as their dissertation advisor or committee member, through independent studies, and by including students in research projects. His recent research focus is on protecting and enhancing worker health, safety, and wellbeing through workplace initiatives. He is the advisor for the Workplace Wellness post-baccalaureate certificate program.

  • PhD in Health Education, Penn State University
  • MS in Health and Physical Education  Texas, A&M University
  • BS in Zoology, Texas A&M University

Class Schedule Fall 2022

  • HEA 601 Foundations of Public Health (MPH)

Research Interests

My research interests are on worker safety, health, and well-being. I am part of the UNCG Workplace Health Network  that brings faculty members and students together in research and evaluation, education and practice projects to advance our understanding and impact on promoting and protecting worker health.

Current Projects

Current projects with UNCG Workplace Health Network teams Drs. GracieLee Weaver (PHE) and Jeremy Bray (Economics) and Stefanie Milroy, Director (HealthyUNCG) at UNCG and Nilay Unsal at (Ankara University, Economics) include:

  • Evaluation of the SelfHelpWorks’ Resiliency and Stress Management program in conjunction with HealthyUNCG, the University’s employee wellness program.
  • Assessment of the ThinkX assessment and coaching program’s ability to influence thought drivers that impact decisions and behaviors related to health. In partnership with the Triad Health Network and Cone Health.
  • Paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal for focused on the value propositions of companies implementing workplace health promotion initiatives.
  • Paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the potential role of thought driver coaching for enhancing employees’ health and wellbeing.
  • A review of systematic reviews of the impact of workplace wellness programs.

Selected Publications

Weaver, GM, Bibeau, DL, Rulison, K, Bray, J, Dudley, WN, & Unsal, N. Tracking changes in U.S. organizations’ workplace health promotion initiatives: A longitudinal analysis of performance against quality benchmarks. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2019; OnlineFirst.

Weaver GM, Bibeau DL, Dudley WN, Bray JW, & Rulison K. (2019). Association Between the Characteristics of Organizations and their Profile of Performance Against Quality Benchmarks for Workplace Health Promotion. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001584

Weaver, GM, Mendenhall, BN, Hunnicutt D, Picarella R, Leffelman B, Perko M., & Bibeau DL. (2018). Performance Against WELCOAs Worksite Health Promotion Benchmarks Across Years Among Selected US Organizations. American Journal of Health Promotion. Volume 32 Issue 4, pp. 1010–1020 May 2018

Cathorall ML, Xin H, Aronson R, Peachey A, Bibeau DL, Schulz M, and Dave G. (2015). The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty on Blood Glucose Levels: Findings from the Community Initiative to Eliminate Stroke (CITIES) program. Health Culture and Society, 9(1), 1-12. DOI 10.5195/hcs.2015.184

Dingman DA, Schulz MR, Wyrick DL, Bibeau DL, Gupta SN. Does Providing Nutrition Information at Vending Machines Reduce Calories per Item Sold? J Public Health Policy 2015 Feb;36(1):110-22. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2014.38.

Cathorall ML, Xin H, Peachey A, Bibeau DL, Schulz M, & Aronson R. (2015). Neighborhood Disadvantage and Variations in Blood Pressure. American Journal of Health Education, 46:5, 266-273, DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2015.1055018

Dingman DA, Schulz MR, Wyrick DL, Bibeau DL, Gupta SN. Factors Related to the Number of Fast Food Meals Obtained by College Meal Plan Students. J Am Coll Health. 2014;62(8):562-9. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.945456.

Chambliss M Lee, Lineberry SN, Evans WM, and Bibeau, DL. Family Practice Management. 2014 Mar-Apr;21(2):10-15.

Dave GJ, Bibeau DL, Schulz MR, Aronson RE, Ivanov LL; Black A, Spann L. (2013). Predictors of Congruency between Self-Reported Hypertension Status and Measured Blood Pressure in the Stroke Belt. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension; Sept-Oct; 7(5): 370-378.

Dave GJ, Bibeau DL, Schulz MR, Aronson RE, Ivanov LL; Black A, Spann L. (2013). Predictors of Uncontrolled Hypertension in the Stroke Belt. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension; Aug; 15(8): 562-569.