Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • B.A., College of William & Mary, 1989
  • M.P.H., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2001
  • Fellowship, University of Alabama School o, 1999
  • Fellowship, Public Health Education, Univ of NC at Chapel Hill, 2003


  • Soc Of Public Health Education
  • Am Evaluation Assn
  • Am Psychological Assn
  • Am Public Health Assn
  • Delta Omega
Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Scott Duane Rhodes, Ph.D.

Chair, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center for Worker Health
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

aids, education outreach, epidemiology, health services, research/outc, infectious diseases, men?s health issues, minority health issues, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5080 | Department: 336-713-5080


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Recent Publications

Sun CJ, Stowers J, Miller C, Bachmann LH, Rhodes SD. Acceptability and feasibility of using established geosocial and sexual networking mobile applications to promote HIV and STD testing among men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2015;19(3):543-552.

Sun CJ, Garcia M, Mann L, Alonzo J, Eng E, Rhodes SD. Latino sexual and gender identity minorities promoting sexual health within their social networks: process evaluation findings from a lay health advisor intervention. Health Promot Pract. 2015;16(3):329-337.

Rhodes SD, Mann L, Siman FM, Song E, Alonzo J, Downs M, Lawlor E, Martinez O, Sun CJ, O'Brien MC, Reboussin BA, Hall MA. The impact of local immigration enforcement policies on the health of immigrant Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(2):329-337.

Wagoner KG, Downs M, Alonzo J, Daniel-Ulloa J, Rhodes SD. Latino men's qualitative perspectives on a lay health advisor intervention to promote their sexual health. Health Soc Care Community. 2015;23(3):304-312.

Rhodes SD, Song E, Nam S, Choi SJ, Choi S. Identifying and intervening on barriers to healthcare access among members of a small Korean community in the southern USA. Patient Educ Couns. 2015;98(4):484-491.

Rhodes SD, McCoy TP. Condom use among immigrant Latino sexual minorities: multilevel analysis after respondent-driven sampling. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015;27(1):27-43.

Mann L, Foley KL, Tanner AE, Sun CJ, Rhodes SD. Increasing cervical cancer screening among US Hispanics/Latinas: a qualitative systematic review. J Cancer Educ. 2015;30(2):374-387.

Haderxhanaj LT, Rhodes SD, Romaguera RA, Bloom FR, Leichliter JS. Hispanic men in the United States: acculturation and recent sexual behaviors with female partners, 2006-2010. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(8):e126-e133.

Martinez O, Wu E, Sandfort T, Dodge B, Carballo-Dieguez A, Pinto R, Rhodes S, Moya E, Chavez-Baray S. Evaluating the impact of immigration policies on health status among undocumented immigrants: a systematic review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015;17(3):947-970.

Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Freeman A, Sun CJ, Garcia M, Painter TM. Enhancement of a locally developed HIV prevention intervention for Hispanic/Latino MSM: a partnership of community-based organizations, a university, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015;27(4):312-332.

Sun CJ, Reboussin B, Mann L, Garcia M, Rhodes SD. The HIV risk profiles of Latino sexual minorities and transgender persons who use websites or apps designed for social and sexual networking. Health Educ Behav. 2015;():.

Martinez O, Roth AM, Kelle G, Downs M, Rhodes SD. Adaptation and implementation of HoMBReS: a community-level, evidence-based HIV behavioral intervention for heterosexual Latino men in the midwestern United States. AIDS Educ Prev. 2014;26(1):68-80.

Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Downs M, Andrade M, Wilks C, Siman FM, Martinez O, Abraham C, Villatoro GR, Bachmann LH. The ecology of sexual health of sexual minorities in Guatemala City. Health Promot Int. 2014;():.

Gilbert PA, Rhodes SD. Immigrant sexual minority Latino men in rural North Carolina: an exploration of social context, social behaviors, and sexual outcomes. J Homosex. 2014;61(8):1131-1151.

Martinez O, Wu E, Shultz AZ, Capote J, Rios JL, Sandfort T, Manusov J, Ovejero H, Carballo-Dieguez A, Baray SC, Moya E, Matos JL, DelaCruz JJ, Remien RH, Rhodes SD. Still a hard-to-reach population? Using social media to recruit Latino gay couples for an HIV intervention adaptation study. J Med Internet Res. 2014;16(4):168-181.

Gilbert PA, Perreira K, Eng E, Rhodes SD. Social stressors and alcohol use among immigrant sexual and gender minority Latinos in a nontraditional settlement state. Subst Use Misuse. 2014;49(11):1365-1375.

Haderxhanaj LT, Dittus PJ, Loosier PS, Rhodes SD, Bloom FR, Leichliter J. Acculturation, sexual behaviors, and health care access among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adolescents and young adults in the United States, 2006-2010. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(5):716-719.

Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Downs M, Siman FM, Andrade M, Martinez O, Abraham C, Villatoro GR, Bachmann LH. Novel approaches to HIV prevention and sexual health promotion among Guatemalan gay and bisexual men, MSM, and transgender persons. AIDS Educ Prev. 2014;26(4):345-361.

Daniel-Ulloa J, Reboussin BA, Gilbert PA, Mann L, Alonzo J, Downs M, Rhodes SD. Predictors of heavy episodic drinking and weekly drunkenness among immigrant Latinos in North Carolina. Am J Mens Health. 2014;8(4):339-348.

Tanner AE, Reboussin BA, Mann L, Ma A, Song E, Alonzo J, Rhodes SD. Factors influencing health care access perceptions and care-seeking behaviors of immigrant Latino sexual minority men and transgender individuals: baseline findings from the HOLA intervention study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014;25(4):1679-1697.

Martinez O, Wu E, Spadafino J, Sandfort T, Shultz AZ, Rios JL, Ovejero H, Rhodes SD, Moya E, Baray SC, Dodge B, Carballo-Dieguez A. Sexual health, alcohol use, childhood sexual abuse, and mental health outcomes among Spanish-speaking Latino MSM in the Northeastern United States [abstract]. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014;30(Suppl 1):A136-A137.

Cruz-Dillard K, Beale D, Metzger D, Zelikovsky N, Rhodes SD, Daniel-Ulloa J. Risks for sexually-transmitted diseases: racial-gender health inequities & socio-economic factors [abstract]. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(Suppl 1):S122.

Rhodes SD, Daniel-Ulloa J, Montoya J, Beale D, Cruz-Dillard K, Kerndt P. Authentic and meaningful community engagement to reduce STD disparities: lessons learned from the 4-site CDC cars initiative [abstract]. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(Suppl 1):S64.

Haderxhanaj L, Dittus P, Loosier P, Rhodes S, Bloom F, Leichliter J. Acculturation, sexual behaviors and health care access among a national sample of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adolescents and young adults, 2006-2010 [abstract]. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52(2 Suppl 1):S62.

Hergenrather KC, Haase E, Rhodes SD. Consumers with major depressive disorder and employment outcomes: application of the theory of planned behavior. J Rehabil. 2013;79(1):19-29.

Vissman AT, Young AM, Wilkin AM, Rhodes SD. Correlates of HAART adherence among immigrant Latinos in the southeastern United States. AIDS Care. 2013;25(3):356-363.

Rhodes SD, Duck S, Alonzo J, Ulloa JD, Aronson RE. Using community-based participatory research to prevent HIV disparities: assumptions and opportunities identified by the Latino partnership. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013;63(Suppl 1):S32-S35.

Bachmann LH, Grimley DM, Gao H, Aban I, Chen H, Raper JL, Saag MS, Rhodes SD, Hook EW III. Impact of a computer-assisted, provider-delivered intervention on sexual risk behaviors in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in a primary care setting. AIDS Educ Prev. 2013;25(2):87-101.

Rhodes SD, Martinez O, Song E-Y, Daniel J, Alonzo J, Eng E, Duck S, Downs M, Bloom FR, Allen AB, Miller C, Reboussin B. Depressive symptoms among immigrant Latino sexual minorities. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(3):404-413.

Rhodes SD, Daniel J, Song E-Y, Alonzo J, Downs M, Reboussin BA. Social support among immigrant Latino men: a validation study. Am J Health Behav. 2013;37(5):620-628.

Rhodes SD. Community-based participatory research In: Blessing JD, Forister JG, eds. Introduction to research and medical literature for health professionals. Burlington (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning;2013: 167-188.

Rhodes SD, Duck S, Alonzo J, Downs M, Aronson RE. Intervention trials in community-based participatory research In: Blumenthal DS, DiClemente RJ, Braithwaite RL, Smith SA, eds. Community-based participatory health research: issues, methods, and translation to practice. 2nd ed. New York: Springer;2013: 157-180.

O'Brien MC, McNamara RS, McCoy TP, Sutfin EL, Wolfson M, Rhodes SD. Alcohol-related injury among Greek-letter college students: defining a target population for secondary prevention. J Health Psychol. 2013;18(4):461-469.

Aronson RE, Rulison KL, Graham LF, Pulliam RM, McGee WL, Labban JD, Dingman D, Rhodes SD. Brothers Leading Healthy Lives: outcomes from the pilot testing of a culturally and contextually congruent HIV prevention intervention for black male college students. AIDS Educ Prev. 2013;25(5):376-393.

Hergenrather KC, Geishecker S, Clark G, Rhodes SD. A pilot test of the HOPE Intervention to explore employment and mental health among African American gay men living with HIV/AIDS: results from a CBPR study. AIDS Educ Prev. 2013;25(5):405-422.

Gilbert PA, Rhodes SD. HIV testing among immigrant sexual and gender minority Latinos in a US region with little historical Latino presence. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013;27(11):628-636.

Rhodes SD, Daniel J, Alonzo J, Duck S, Garcia M, Downs M, Hergenrather KC, Alegria-Ortega J, Miller C, Boeving Allen A, Gilbert PA, Marsiglia FF. A systematic community-based participatory approach to refining an evidence-based community-level intervention: the HOLA intervention for Latino men who have sex with men. Health Promot Pract. 2013;14(4):607-616.

O'Brien MC, McCoy TP, Egan KL, Goldin S, Rhodes SD, Wolfson M. Caffeinated alcohol, sensation seeking, and injury risk. J Caffeine Res. 2013;3(2):59-66.

Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Hergenrather KC, Vissman AT, Wolfson M, Alonzo J, Bloom FR, Alegria-Ortega J, Eng E. Prevalence estimates of health risk behaviors of immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. J Rural Health. 2012;28(1):73-83.

Song E-Y, Leichliter JS, Bloom FR, Vissman AT, O'Brien MC, Rhodes SD. The use of prescription medications obtained from non-medical sources among immigrant Latinos in the rural southeastern U.S.. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012;23(2):678-693.

Gilbert PA, Rhodes SD. Context and correlates of HIV testing among immigrant Latino MSM in a non-traditional migration destination [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S20.

Rhodes SD, Kelley C, Siman F, Cashman R, Alonzo J, McGuire J, Wellendorf T, Hinshaw K, Allen AB, Downs M, Brown M, Martinez O, Duck S, Reboussin B. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to develop a community-level HIV prevention intervention for Latinas: a local response to a global challenge. Womens Health Issues. 2012;22(3):e293-e301.

Dodge B, Schnarrs PW, Goncalves G, Malebranche D, Martinez O, Reece M, Rhodes SD, Van Der Pol B, Nix R, Fortenberry JD. The significance of privacy and trust in providing health-related services to behaviorally bisexual men in the United States. AIDS Educ Prev. 2012;24(3):242-256.

Gilbert PA, Rhodes SD. Psychometric performance of a novel measure of social support among Spanish-speaking immigrant Latino gay men. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2012;34(3):491-504.

Skelton JA, Irby MB, Beech BM, Rhodes SD. Attrition and family participation in obesity treatment programs: clinicians' perceptions. Acad Pediatr. 2012;12(5):420-428.

Wolfson M, Champion H, McCoy TP, Rhodes SD, Ip EH, Blocker JN, Martin BA, Wagoner KG, O'Brien MC, Sutfin EL, Mitra A, Durant RH. Impact of a randomized campus/community trial to prevent high-risk drinking among college students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(10):1767-1778.

Rhodes SD, Daniel J, Alonzo J, Vissman AT, Duck S, Downs M, Gilbert PA. A snapshot of how Latino heterosexual men promote sexual health within their social networks: process evaluation findings from an efficacious community-level intervention. AIDS Educ Prev. 2012;24(6):514-526.

Rhodes SD, Tanner A, Duck S, Aronson RE, Alonzo J, Garcia M, Wilkin AM, Cashman R, Vissman AT, Miller C, Kroeger K, Naughton MJ. Female sex work within the rural immigrant Latino community in the southeast United States: an exploratory qualitative community-based participatory research study. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012;6(4):417-427.

Painter TM, Organista KC, Rhodes SD, Sanudo FM. Interventions to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among Latino migrants In: Organista KC, ed. HIV prevention with Latinos: theory, research, and practice. New York: Oxford University Press;2012: 351-382.

Rhodes SC. Demonstrated effectiveness and potential of community-based participatory research for preventing HIV in Latino populations In: Painter TM, Organista KC, Rhodes SD, Sanudo FM HIV prevention with Latinos: theory, research and practice. New York: Oxford University Press;2012: 83-102.

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