The Obesity Gap

Karen H Larwin, Sherri Harper Woods


Dr. Sherri Harper Woods is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and the Master of Social Work Program Coordinator at Youngstown State University. She completed undergraduate studies at Youngstown State University, the Master of Social Science Administration at Case Western Reserve University, and the Doctor of Ministry in Formational Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. Dr. Woods’ expertise is in the area of curriculum development, trauma recovery, integrating spirituality into the treatment process, service learning and civic engagement, distance learning, and continuing education development. She has served as administrator in Student Success Services of Upward Bound a college prep program for under-resourced students, as Formational Counselor at Mind, Body and Soul Asset Development Center, as Director of Continuing Education for the James and Coralie Centofanti Center for the Health and Welfare of Vulnerable Populations, and as clinical counselor at Finding My Identity Counseling.


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