PhD, Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS, Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
BA, Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2013-present, Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2010-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, North Range Behavioral Health, Greeley, CO
2008-2013, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2007-2008, Associated Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Research/Areas of Interest
Health promotion of individuals with chronic illness and disabilities
Evidence-based practice in rehabilitation counseling
Clark, A, Bezyak, J., & Testerman, N. (2015). Individuals with Severe Mental Illnesses
have Improved Eating Behaviors after Attending a Six Week Nutrition Education Cooking
Class. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, doi: 10.1037/prj0000112
Johnson, E. T., Lynch, R. T., Chan, F., Bezyak, J., & Mahr, M. (2015). Expanding the
Health Action and Process Approach as a motivational model for physical activity and
exercise in African Americans with HIV/AIDS: A hierarchical regression analysis. Rehabilitation CounselingBulletin, doi: 10.1177/0034355215573794
Yaeda, J., lwanaga, K., Fujikawa, M., & Bezyak, J. (2015) The Use of Evidence-Based
Practice Among Japanese Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 58, 70-79
Johnson, E. T., Lynch, R. T., Chan, F., Bezyak, J. & Mahr, M. (2015). Evaluating
the Health Action and Process Approach as a motivational model for physical activity
and exercise in African Americans with HIV/AIDS: A hierarchical regression analysis.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin , 59, 30-42.
Pete, J., Diallo, A, Kaya, C., Brooks, J., Allen, M., Bezyak, J., & Chan, F. (2015)
. Vocational rehabilitation as a public health intervention for young African American
men with substance use disorders . Journal ofVocational Rehabilitation, 43, 149-157.
Mamboleo, G., Kaya, C., Myer, L., Kamnetz, B., Bezyak, J., & Chan, F. (2015). Vocational
rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with arthritis in the United
States. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 42, 131- 139.
Fitzgerald, S., Chan, F., Deiches, J., Umucu, E., Hsu, S. T., Lee, H. L., Bezyak,
J., & lwanaga, K. (2015). Assessing work motivation in people with severe mental illness:
A factor-analytic approach. Australian Journalof Rehabilitation Counseling, 21, 123- 136.
Hsu, T.H., Huang, Y.T., Liu, Y.H., Ososkie, J., Fried, J., & Bezyak, J. (2015). Taiwanese
attitudes and affective reactions toward individuals and co workers who have intellectual
disabilities . American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120, 110-124.
Phillips, B.N., Deiches, J., Morrison, B., Chan, F., & Bezyak, J. (2015). Disability
diversity training in the workplace: Systematic review and future directions . Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1007/s10926-015-9612-3
Dutta, A, Kundu, M., Chan, F., Wang, M. H., Huang, I. C., Fleming, K., & Bezyak, J.
(2015). Assessing vocational rehabilitation professionals' competencies in Taiwan:
A multitrait scaling analysis. RehabilitationCounseling Bulletin . doi: 10.1177/0034355215613964
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