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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.


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


New Behavioral Intervention Targets Latino Men at High Risk of HIV Infection
Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four Latino MSM may be diagnosed with HIV during his lifetime.
Rhodes Named Department Chair in Public Health Sciences
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.
Wake Forest Baptist December Awards and Recognitions

Wake Forest Baptist December Awards and Recognitions Wake Forest Baptist Anesthesiologist Receives Alumni Award   James Eisenach, M.D. , professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center , has received the 2016 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award (MCDAA). T

Wake Forest Baptist May Awards and Recognitions

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, staff, programs and departments that have received awards or been recognized in the past month.

Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  26 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

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