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Men’s Health Scholar

By on April 21, 2013
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If you are going to publish a premiere health and lifestyle website, you need the best of the best in their field on your team. Enter Derek M. Griffith, an Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society and General Internal Medicine and Public Health and the Director of the Institute for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University.

Prior to Vanderbilt, Dr. Griffith was an Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education in the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Assistant Director of the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health and the Director of the Center on Men’s Health Disparities at Michigan.

Dr. Griffith’s research focuses primarily on understanding and improving the health and well-being of Black American men. He also has written extensively on community-based approaches to reducing unjust racial differences in health. Dr. Griffith has published over 50 papers and book chapters, given numerous conference presentations.

In addition, Dr. Griffith is a guest editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Men’s Health on practical solutions to addressing men’s health disparities and a guest editor of the a special supplement to the American Journal of Men’s Health on Black American men’s health.

His research has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and his work has been covered by such news outlets as MSN, NPR, Time Magazine, United Press International, US News and World Report and USA Today.

Dr. Griffith his received a Bachelor of Arts (double major) in Psychology and Afro-American Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, earned his Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University, and then completed the W.K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars postdoctoral fellowship in community-based participatory health disparities research at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

We are extremely happy to announce the addition to Dr. Griffith to the healthyblackmen.org team of Contributors.

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