Community Medicine Research Faculty

   
 

Hamza Awad, M.D., Ph.D.Hamza Awad, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 478-301-5547 (Macon)

Email: awad_hh@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Cardiovascular diseases and outcomes research, specifically: risk factors, best management practices and temporal trends in patient outcomes.

   
 

Jennifer Barkin, M.S., Ph.D.Jennifer Barkin, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 478-301-2283 (Macon)
Email: barkin_jl@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Women’s Health, Women’s Mental Health, Postpartum Maternal Functioning, Maternal Self Care.

 

 

Keisha R. Callins, MD, MPH, Department of Community Medicine Chair and Assistant ProfessorKeisha R. Callins, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Office: (478) 301-4094 (Macon)
Email: callins_kr@mercer.edu

   
 

M. Marie Dent, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.B.A.M. Marie Dent, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.B.A.

Professor
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Phone: 912-721-8148 (Savannah)
Email: dent_mm@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Student reflections and professional identity formation; faculty governance and regional campuses

   
 

Randolph Devereaux, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.Randolph Devereaux, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 478-301-4081 (Macon)
Email: devereaux_rs@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Health education and health promotion interventions, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and teen pregnancy prevention in rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.

 

 

 

Brad Lian, Ph.D.Brad Lian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 478-301-4097 (Macon)
Email: lian_be@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Assessment of low-income and underserved populations; psychosocial and behavioral factors related to health and human development.

 

 

 

Eric K. Shaw, Ph.D.Eric K. Shaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Phase Coordinator, Community Medicine II
Phone: 912-721-8205 (Savannah)
Email: shaw_ek@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Primary care research, qualitative and mixed methods research, health disparities.

   
 

Chris Scoggins, M.P.H.Chris Scoggins, M.P.H., Instructor for the Department of Community Medicine

Instructor
Assistant Director, Community Outreach and Population Health
Phone: 706-223-5171 (Columbus)
Email: scoggins_ct@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Aging, end of life care, health policy, health literacy, and health disparities.

 

K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D., M.B.AK. Bryant Smalley

Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Acreditation
Phone: 478-301-5133 (Macon)
Email: _kb@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Rural health, health disparities, behavioral interventions, mental health, and community-based participatory research.

   
 
 

Yudan Wei, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.Yudan Wei

Professor
Phone: 478-301-4179 (Macon)
Email: wei_yd@mercer.edu

Research Interests: Epidemiological studies of environmental factors associated with disease etiology and prevention; Breast cancer, obesity and diabetes research.

   
 

Jacob Warren, Ph.D., M.B.A.Jacob Warren, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor
Rufus C. Harris Endowed Chair
Director, Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities

Phone: 478-301-2884 (Macon)
Email: warren_jc@mercer.edu

Research Interests: health disparities, rural health, behavioral      Interventions, population health, community-based participatory research