Renee L. Buster, Ph.D., CHES, CSCS

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology

Renee L. Buster, Ph.D., CHES, CSCS

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Renee Buster, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University. Her primary area of expertise are in health communication and health promotion. She examines the effects of the social and physical environment, and programs and policies that impact the social and physical environment. Most recently, this has included investigations related to social media and cross-cultural world-mindedness and the development of an instrument to assess social media dependency. Dr. Buster maintains active research collaborations with other faculty in the College of Health Sciences as well as faculty at other universities.


Ph.D., Health Studies, Texas Woman's University, 2017
M.S., Exercise Physiology, University of North Texas, 2010
B.S., Kinesiology, University of North Texas, 2008


Media Systems Dependency; Social Media and Behavioral Outcomes; Environmental Policy and Health; Public Policy and Life Expectancy

Honors & Awards

  • An Assessment of Health Educators' Likelihood of Adopting Genetically Modified Food Competencies for Health Promotion, Federation Graduate Research Symposium (2017)