Justin McDaniel

Associate Professor, Public Health

    About me

    Interests and Specialties:
    Military Service Members and Veterans
    Behavioral Health
    Health Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



    Education & training

    Doctorate Degree
    PhD, Health Education; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; 2016
    Graduate Degree
    MBA, Business Administration; Eastern Illinois University; 2012
    Undergraduate Degree
    BBA., Business Administration; University of Illinois, Springfield; 2010


    1. McDaniel, J.T., Xenakis, S. N., & Seamone, E. R. (In Review). Preventing and treating invisible wounds of war: Combat trauma and psychological injury. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press.

    Articles in Professional Journals:

    * Denotes student co-author

    1. McDaniel, J. T., Albright, D. L., Null, D. B., & McIntosh, S. (In Press). Alcohol use in Tobacco 21 (T21) states from 2016-2018: Differences by military service status. Journal of Military, Veteran, and Family Health.
    2. McDaniel, J.T., Albright, D.L., & Torabi, M.R. (In Press). Disparities in cigarette use and heavy episodic drinking among older veterans and nonveterans. Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health.
    3. Albright, D. L., McDaniel, J.T., Laha-Walsh, K., Morrison, B., & McIntosh, S. (In Press). Polysubstance abuse associated with more frequent opioid use among patients in rural primary care settings. Journal of Opioid Management.
    4. Davis, J.M., McDaniel, J.T., Yahaya, M., & McDermott, R.J. (2020). Oral health and mental distress among military veteran cancer survivors: Insights from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 7(5), 452-460.
    5. McDaniel, J.T., Jenkins, W.D., Albright, D.L., Null, D., McIntosh, S., & McDaniel, M.R. (2020). Illicit drug use and self-reported vision loss among military service members or veterans. BMJ Military Health. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001518
    6. McDaniel, J. T., McDermott, R. J., Martinasek, M., & White, R. (2020). Prevalence of childhood asthma in US military families: Comparisons by rural-urban residence and geographic region. Chronic Illness, 16(4), 296-306. doi: 10.1177/1742395318807546
    7. Henson, H., McDaniel, J.T., Subramanian, R., & Edwards, T. (2020). Intervention and assessment of earthquake knowledge at rural schools near the New Madrid seismic zone, USA. Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04215-1
    8. McDaniel, J.T. (2020). Geographic distribution of disability among older veterans, United States, 2013-2017. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17, 190340. doi: 10.5888/pcd17.190340
    9. McDaniel, J.T., Albright, D.L., Laha-Walsh, K., Henson, H., & McIntosh, S. (2020). Screening and brief intervention for alcohol use among service members and veterans: Rural-urban disparities. BMJ Military Health. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001479
    10. McDaniel, J.T., Henson, H., Box, A., *Slowick, C., *Edwards, T. (2020). Socioeconomic and environmental correlates of school truancy in Illinois. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 7(2), 102-109.9
    For a full list of publications, click here


    Grants In Review:

    1. McDaniel, J.T. (Principal Investigator). Geographic distribution of low vision
    among and eye care provider supply for older military veterans. National
    Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eye Institute (NEI). Amount Requested:
    $113,241. [In Review]

    2. McDaniel, J.T. (Principal Investigator). VETS: Veteran Epidemic Tracking
    System. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
    and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Amount Requested: $147,500. [In Review]

    Grants Received (Total Funding as PI/Co-PI = $483,897):

    1. Project FREEDOM: First Responder Expansion of Education and Distribution of
    Overdose Medication
    a. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    (SAMHSA); 1-H79-TI082507-01
    b. Period: 10/1/2019 – 09/30/2023
    c. Role: Subaward PI, Lead Evaluator
    d. PI: David Albright (University of Alabama)
    e. Subaward Amount: $248,983

    2. The Empowered Veteran Index (EVI) Instrument Development
    a. Source: The Mission Continues/Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention (CDC) Foundation
    b. Period: 5/1/2019 – 8/30/2021
    c. Role: PI
    d. Amount: $63,929

    3. Alabama Provider Capacity Project
    a. Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    b. Period: 4/1/2019 – 3/30/2021
    c. Role: Subaward PI, Lead Evaluator
    d. PI: David Albright (University of Alabama)
    e. Subaward Amount: $132,226

    4. AL-SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Alabama
    a. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    (SAMHSA); TI026659
    b. Period: 3/1/2019 – 7/30/2020
    c. Role: Subaward PI, Data Analyst
    d. PI: David Albright (University of Alabama)
    e. Subaward Amount: $38,759


    Early Career Faculty Excellence Award, College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University, 2019

    Faculty Member of the Year, Charleston Southern University, 2017

    Donald N. Boydston Graduate Scholarship, Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University, 2016