Keryn Pasch

Keryn Pasch

Associate Professor

Health Behavior & Health Education


Office & Hours

Office: BEL 514
Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:30 PM
or by appointment



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Courses of Instruction
HED 395 Social Determinants of Health
HED 395 Impact of Marketing on Public Health
HED 343 Foundations of Epidemiology
HED 370K Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712-1415
UT Mail Code: D3700

Full Vita
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Keryn E. Pasch, M.P.H., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas, Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology with a minor in Interpersonal Relationships Research from Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota and her Master's in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Pasch was also a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Prevention and Control in the Michael and Susan Dell Center for the Advancement of Health Living at the Austin Regional Campus of the University of Texas School of Public Health. Her research program focuses on the influence of media on youth risk behaviors as well as the factors that may alter the influence of advertising. Her research also focuses on how risk behaviors, including substance use, obesity-related behaviors, sleep, and energy drink consumption, may co-occur among youth and developing preventive interventions to address these behaviors.




2007 Ph.D. Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 

2003 MPH Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 


Representative Publications

Champlin, S.E., Pasch, K.E. , Perry, C.L. (in press). Is the Consumption of Energy Drinks Associated with Academic Achievement among College Students? Journal of Primary Prevention

Poulos, N.S., Pasch, K.E (2015). The Outdoor MEDIA DOT:  The Development and Inter-Rater Reliability of a Tool Designed to Measure Food and Beverage Outlets and Outdoor Advertising. Health & Place, 34:134-42.

Velazquez, C.E. & Pasch, K.E.  (2014). Attention to Food and Beverage Advertisements as Measured by Eye-Tracking Technology and the Food Preferences and Choices of Youth. Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Apr;114(4):578-82.

Pasch, K. E., Latimer, L. A., Cance, J. D., Moe, S. G., Lytle, L. A. (2012). Longitudinal bi-directional relationships between sleep and youth substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  41(9): 1184-1196. PMCID: In process.

Velazquez, C. E., Poulos, N. S., Latimer, L., Pasch, K. E.*  (2012). Energy drink consumption and alcohol use behaviors among college age youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. June;123(1-3): 167-172.

*corresponding author

Recent Awards

  • Society for Teaching Excellence, University of Texas at Austin: Sept 2011-present
  • University of Bristol Institute of Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship: April 2011

Current Research Projects and Grants

  • Loukas, A. (Co-PI), Pasch, K.E. (Co-I). Texas College Tobacco Prevention Initiative. Texas Department of State Health Services.($750,000) 9/1/15 – 8/31/17
  • Perry C.L. (PI), Pasch, K.E. (Co-I, Associate Director Statistics and Marketing Core). Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute/Food and Drug Administration. 1P50 DA036116-01. ($19,678,428)  9/19/13 – 8/31/18

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Prevention Research