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Jessica Gullion, Ph.D.  - Texas Woman's University. Denton, TX, US

Jessica Gullion, Ph.D. Jessica Gullion, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology | Texas Woman's University


Hydraulic fracturing’s ("fracking") impact on cities. Community response to Avian and Swine Flu, West Nile Virus, food-borne illnesses.



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Dr. Jessica Gullion is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas Woman's University.

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Research Health and Wellness

Areas of Expertise (4)

Sociology Research Design Sociology of Ebola Sociology of Motherhood

Education (1)

Texas Woman's University: Ph.D., Sociology 2002

Media Appearances (3)

Inside the Latest Fracking Controversy Brewing in Texas

Alternet  online


Middle-class people are accustomed to buying their way out of problems. Rather than organizing for better water quality, the middle class buys bottled water or installs fancy water filtration systems. Instead of protesting pesticide overuse, we buy organic groceries. When confronted with endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, we buy BPA-free packaging. This strategy typically works until an environmental problem comes along that is too big, too powerful and too all consuming to work around — like natural gas development...

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Will Guns on Campus Lead to Grade Inflation?

Newsweek  online


Texas college professors may soon face a dilemma between upholding professional ethics and protecting their lives. The Texas Legislature appears poised to approve a bill that would allow college students to carry firearms to class. Once the law, called “campus carry,” is passed, public universities in Texas will not be allowed to ban guns on their campuses, although private schools could enact their own prohibitions. Its backers argue that students have the right to protect themselves on campuses with handguns. The lobbying extends to sponsoring crash courses such as the NRA University, a two-hour seminar course for college students...

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Public health professionals issue report

Denton Record-Chronicle  online


Studies have offered a "mixed picture" of how gas exploration is affecting air quality in the Barnett Shale region, but there's enough evidence to justify a cautious approach, according to the report by Jessica Gullion, Naomi Meier and Rhonda Love...

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Articles (5)

School nurses as volunteers in a bioterrorism event Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice and Science


Most public health departments do not have enough public health nurses to adequately respond to a bioterrorist attack or other large-scale health emergency and would need to look to volunteers to help with staffing needs in an emergency...

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Epidemiologic investigation of a 2007 outbreak of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection in Texas caused by contamination of syringes prefilled with heparin and saline Infection Control


This retrospective cohort study found that syringes prefilled with heparin flush solution caused an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection at an outpatient treatment center in Texas in 2007. The epidemiologic study supported this conclusion, ...

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Deciding to opt out of childhood vaccination mandates Public Health Nursing


OBJECTIVES: We explore the attitudes and beliefs of parents who consciously choose not to vaccinate their children and the ways in which these parents process information on the pros and cons of vaccines.

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Multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia colonization and infection associated with the use of intrinsically contaminated alcohol-free mouthwash CHEST Journal


No guidelines exist for the type of mouthwash that should be used in patients at increased risk for pneumonia. In 2005, we investigated a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia associated with an intrinsically contaminated alcohol-free mouthwash (AFM). ...

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Complementary and alternative medicine as represented in the HIV/AIDS body of knowledge: a bibliometric analysis Medical Reference Services Quarterly


Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic began more than twenty years ago, there still is no cure for the disease and no vaccine to prevent infection. As with the general population, individuals with HIV/AIDS have sought care using a variety of traditional and ...

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