Denise Dickinson, MPH

  Adjunct Instructor
Health Behavior

Public Health Analyst
RTI International

RTI International
PO BOx 12194
3040 Cornwallis Rd
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194


1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education
Research interests

  • Child development
  • Global health
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
  • Obesity
  • Substance abuse
Research activities

Project Manager for several NIH-funded longitudinal research studies that focus on prevention of early initiation of tobacco and alcohol use. Involved in:

  • study design
  • questionnaire design
  • participant recruitment
  • intervention design and development
  • development of data collection protocols
  • staff training and supervision
  • data analysis
  • reporting of findings

Primary Research areas

  • Survey research
  • Adolescent and child health
  • Alcohol and tobacco use prevention, tobacco control
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

  • Advisor on a special project
  • Faculty research collaboration
  • Practicum preceptor