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About Stacy W. Smallwood

Dr. Stacy W. Smallwood is an assistant professor in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Smallwood's graduate instruction is in health promotion, education, and behavior, and his specialized training is in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention. He earned his MPH and PhD from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Smallwood's research interests include HIV prevention, sexual health, LGBT health, discrimination and health, and community engagement and organizing within marginalized communities. In particular, he is interested in the effects of psychosocial and structural factors on HIV risk among sexual minority people of color. He also consults with community-based HIV prevention organizations on the evaluation of their evidence-based interventions.


2014 Present Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University Department of Community Health

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • South Carolina Black Pride, Inc. Flamethrower Award (2011)
  • Doctoral Student of the Year Award—Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior (2013)
  • Society for Community Research and Action Certificate of Excellence (2013)
  • Protégé, APA Cyber Mentors Program (2016-2017)


  • Modifying Health Behaviors (PUBH 3330)
  • Theoretical Perspectives on the Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (PUBH 6535)
  • Social Work Research Methodologies (SOWK 791)
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (SOWK 712)
  • HIV/STI Prevention (HPEB 684)


2013 Ph.D. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina
2003 M.P.H. in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina
2001 B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912)478-2040
Office: Hendricks Hall


Publications (5)

Conference Proceedings (1)

Conference Presentations (20)