Dr. Knott is a professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health and Co-Leader of the Population Science Program and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. She conducts research in social epidemiology and behavioral interventions aimed at eliminating cancer disparities. This research has generated over $13 million in extramural support as Principal Investigator and over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Knott is a MPower Professor of the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State.
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Areas of Interest
Implementation Science; Cancer Disparities; Behavioral Interventions; Culture and Health
Cheryl L. Knott, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, as well as Co-Leader of the Population Science Program and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine.
She is the founding Director of the Community Health Awareness, Messages, and Prevention (CHAMP) research lab. Dr. Knott holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Knott's interventional research examines implementation, adaptation, and sustainability of evidence-based cancer control interventions in community-based settings, with a focus on cancer disparities impacting African Americans. She also studies organizational factors that influence outcomes across the implementation continuum. In a recent study, she evaluated implementation strategies to institutionalize evidence-based cancer education in African American church settings.
Her social epidemiology research examines multi-level factors (e.g., individual, interpersonal, neighborhood) that play a role in cancer control behaviors in African Americans, with an emphasis on social justice and structural racism. Dr. Knott's research program has generated more than $13 million in extramural support as Principal Investigator, from sources such as the NIH, CDC, and ACS. The program has resulted in more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, most including student co-authors.
PhD, Applied/Experimental Psychology, 2001
Saint Louis University
MA, General Psychology, 1997
East Tennessee State University
BS, Psychology, 1995
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