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Scott Rhodes, PhD

Scott Rhodes, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Social Sciences and Health Policy (Wake Forest University)

Scott Rhodes is a public health scientist who examines the integration of community development and health promotion and disease prevention in both rural and urban settings. His research explores sexual health; HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention; and other health disparities among vulnerable communities, including: Latino communities; African American adolescents; persons with HIV and AIDS; men of color; self-identified gay and bisexual men; men who have sex with men; and transgender women.

He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; the design, implementation and evaluation of prevention interventions, community capacity development, and environmental and policy change; community-based participatory research; the application of behavioral theory; photovoice as a methodology of participatory action research; lay health advisor approaches; the exploration of sociocultural determinants of health; and internet research.

Teaching Interests

At Wake Forest School of Medicine:
     Research Grant Writing

Research Activities

Adolescent health
Community-based participatory research
Global health
Health behavior change
Health equity
Implementation science
LGBT health
Men's health
Minority health
Peer/social support for HIV management and health access
Public health studies
Rural health
Sexual health and STIs
Substance abuse


Postdoctoral Fellowship, WK Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

PhD, Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001

MPH, Health Administration, University of South Carolina, 1991

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