Sadie Sanders, Ph.D.

Associate Chair, Instructional Associate Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior

  • Ph.D. in Health Behavior, University of Florida (1998)
  • M.S. in Health Education, University of West Florida (1989)
  • B.S. in Physical Education, Tuskegee University (1977)

Sanders CV

Contact Info

FLG 13
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 294-1810 |


Sadie Sanders, Ph.D., CHES is a senior lecturer and undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Health Education and Behavior. A graduate of HHP, Sanders received her doctorate degree in health behavior with a minor in medical sociology. At this time, Sanders was named Graduate Student of the Year from the Department of Health Education and Behavior.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Sanders provides her expertise in the health research area as a focus group moderator and report writer. She  has also served as an addictions therapist and substance abuse specialist, as well as an HIV/AIDS awareness and education trainer for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. She is also the past secretary for the state of Florida’s Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparity Advisory Committee, appointed by the Florida Secretary of Health.

Research Interests

  • Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention
  • Human Sexuality Education


  • HSC 4950 HIV/AIDS Education
  • HSC 3201 Community and Environmental Health
  • HSC 3143 Drug Education
  • HSC 3133 Human Sexuality Education
  • HSC 3134 Emotional Health and Health Counseling
  • HSC 5142 Drug Education
  • HSC 5135 Emotional Health and Health Counseling
  • HSC 5138 Human Sexuality Education