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About Levi Ross

Dr. Ross' graduate instruction is in public health and his specialized training is in the area of cancer prevention and control with African Americans. He earned his MPH and PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed a NCI postdoctoral fellowship in the CASE Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on cancer health disparities, treatment decision-making, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). He has been principal investigator on several intramural and extramural grants, including a recently completed K01 grant "Community-Based Research to Improve Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions," sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Ross has taught several undergraduate and graduate-level courses, and has served as a peer-reviewer for numerous journals including Journal of Cancer Education, Journal of the National Medical Association, Health Education & Behavior, and American Journal of Health Behavior. He has authored 20 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered over 30 presentations at professional scientific meetings. He has held the designation of Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) since 2004, and he is a past President of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE).

Positions

2013 Present Assistant Professor, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University ‐ Department of Community Health
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Health promotion, Health education, Health behavior, Communication in public health, Decision making, Oncology, Cancer-Patients-Services for, and Health services accessibility

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Honors and Awards

  • 1993 - Fellow, Talented Undergraduate Women and Minority Research Fellowship, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • 1997 - Fellow, Ronald McNair Summer Research Fellowship, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  • 1997 - Comprehensive Minority Faculty Development Graduate Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • 2000 - UAB Center for Health Promotion Trainee Poster Competition (3rd Place), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • 2000 - Fellow, National Cancer Institute Predoctoral Training Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • 2002 - UAB Graduate Research Day Competition, Oral Competition (2nd Place), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • 2004 - Fellow, National Cancer Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH
  • 2004 - Scholar Participant, Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
  • 2005 - R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize, Best Paper (2nd Place), American Association for Cancer Education, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2005 - Fellow, Summer Research Career Development Institute in Minority Health and Health Disparities, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2006 - Scholar Participant, New Investigator's Workshop, American Society of Preventive Oncology, Bethesda, MD
  • 2006 - R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize, Best Paper (3rd Place), American Association for Cancer Education, San Diego, CA
  • 2012 - Faculty Mentor, AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty-Cancer Center Collaboratives Faculty Mentoring Program (11th Frontiers in Cancer Conference)
  • 2012 - Faculty Mentor, AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty-Cancer Center Collaboratives Faculty Mentoring Program (5th Annual Disparities Conference
  • 2015 - Scholar Participant, 2015 NIH Translational Health Disparities Course (2-weeks), Bethesda, MD
  • 1st Place Poster, National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Professional Development Workshop (2016)

Courses

  • Doctoral Seminar in Community Health (CHBE 9630)
  • Research Methods in Community and Behavioral Health (CHBE 9130)
  • Theoretical Perspectives of the Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (PUBH 8136)
  • Research Methods in Health Sciences (COHE 6130)
  • Health Promotion Planning (COHE7232)

Education

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20012004 Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion, University of Alabama, Birmingham
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19992000 M.P.H. in Health Behavior, University of Alabama, Birmingham
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19951997 B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of West Florida
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Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-7901
Office: Hendricks Hall

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Peer-Reviewed Publications (22)

Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts (15)