Rhodes Named Department Chair in Public Health Sciences
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – May 6, 2015 – Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center has appointed
Scott D. Rhodes, Ph.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of Social Sciences
and Health Policy in the Division of Public Health Sciences.
of public health sciences, Rhodes is a recognized expert in the development,
implementation, evaluation and dissemination of behavioral, structural and
policy interventions to reduce health disparities among vulnerable communities,
including rural populations, Latinos and sexual and gender-identity minorities
in the United States and internationally.
earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of William & Mary, his master’s
at the University of South Carolina and his doctorate at the University of
Alabama-Birmingham. He completed a fellowship in public health education at UNC-Chapel
Hill in 2003 and joined the faculty at Wake Forest Baptist that same year.
has published more than 130 articles and 30 book chapters, and he recently
edited a book, “Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through
Community Engagement.” His research has been funded by the National Institutes
of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Kate B.
succeeds Doug Easterling, Ph.D., as chair of social sciences and health policy.
Easterling, who served as the department’s chair for 10 years, stepped down to
devote more time to his research activities.5/6/2015http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2015/Rhodes_Named_Department_Chair_in_Public_Health_Sciences.htm
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