Department of Women's and Gender Studies University of Missouri Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Heather Eastman-MuellerHeather Eastman-Mueller

SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education) Curriculum Coordinator
Student Health Center, Health Promotions Department
phone: 573-882-5690

Dr. Heather Eastman-Mueller graduated from the University of Missouri with a doctorate in Health Promotion and Wellness with a Minor in College Teaching.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 2960 — Sexual Health Advocacy and Service Learning
  • WGST 3960 — Strategies for Effective Peer Education

Research Interests

Sexual Health, Assessment and Evaluation, Student Learning and Teaching.

Selected Publications

  • Akiba, M., Chiu, Y.-F., Zhuang, Y.-L., & Mueller, H. E. (2008). Standards-based mathematics reforms and mathematics achievement of American Indian/Alaska Native eighth graders. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 16(20). Available online.
  • Eastman-Mueller, Carr, Osterlind. (in preparation). Sexual health survey. Handbook of sexuality-related measures, 3rd (ed). 2009. Fisher, David, Yarber, & Davis. Taylor and Francis publishing, Danvers, MA.


  • Guest Speaker, "Embracing your sexuality-Improving your Erotic Intelligence," Sexual Responsibility Week, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, February 2009.
  • Rossy, L., & Eastman-Mueller. (April 2007). Using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to Reduce Psychological Distress in College Students. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Conference for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators, Integrating Mindfulness-Based Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Worcester, MA.
  • Hamilton, E., & Eastman-Mueller, H. (May 2006). Investigation of College Students' Body Image and it's Influence on Sexual Health Decision-Making. Poster presented at the Annual American College Health Association meeting, New York, NY.
  • Eastman-Mueller, H. (June 2005). Initial Validation of a Sexual Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Survey. Poster presented at the Annual American College Health Association Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Eastman-Mueller, H. (2007). Sexual Health Trends and Perceptions among College Students. National College Health Association National Conference, June 2007, San Antonio, TX.
  • Eastman-Mueller, H. "Sex Matters! A journey to the heart and soul of the sexual attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge of college students," Central College Health Association Annual Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, March 2007.


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