Medical Expert - Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES

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Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES

Professor, Public Health Sciences

Rhodes is a public health scientist whose research focuses on the integration of community engagement, health promotion and disease prevention in both rural and urban communities nationally and internationally. Specifically, his research explores sexual health; HIV and sexually transmitted diseases; and health disparities, including substance use and obesity, among vulnerable communities.

Rhodes has extensive experience in developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for African American, Hispanic/Latino and immigrant populations; persons living with HIV and AIDS; self-identified gay and bisexual men; men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons.

He recently edited a new book entitled: Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement, published by Springer, 2014.

Keywords

community engagement, health promotion, disease prevention, sexual health, rural communities, urban communities, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, health disparities
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