(Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health) completed his DrPH in health services administration in 1999 at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in cancer prevention and tobacco control. He was on the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health faculty before joining UM in 2010. He has published >20 manuscripts. His research is anchored in an ecological framework that incorporates individual, social structure, and environmental influences in understanding and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities. As an African American researcher, he is dedicated to building permanent relationships with communities to design and conduct interventions where African American community members participate fully in all aspects of the research. He also examines the smoking cessation needs of African American public housing residents and strategies to engage them in the research. He has already mentored ~15 undergraduate and graduate students in health disparities research to this point in his career.
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