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Cheryl Knott

Professor, Behavioral and Community Health

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.

Contact

cholt14@umd.edu

SPH | Room: 1234W

(301) 405-6659

Areas of Interest

Implementation Science; Cancer Disparities; Behavioral Interventions; Culture and Health

Cheryl L. Knott, PhD, MA, 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 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.

Her dissemination/implementation research program looks at organizational factors that influence implementation outcomes, and she is currently evaluating a strategy to integrate or institutionalize evidence-based cancer education in African American churches (Project HEAL 2.0). Dr. Knott's social epidemiology research program examines religious involvement and health among African Americans, in a longitudinal national sample of African Americans (the RHIAA study).

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

SUNY Brockport

HLTH 742 Professional Writing and Presentations