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Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, FAAHB

Rhodes, Scott D.

Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Room Number: VINE, 4123
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1063

Telephone: 336-713-5080
Email: srhodes@wakehealth.edu

(1) College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Government, BA, 1989.
(2) University of South Carolina (USC) School of Public Health, Columbia, SC; Health Administration, MPH, 1991.
(3) University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL; Health Behavior, PhD, 2001.
(4) WK Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program, University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2003. 

Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH, FAAHB, is a public health scientist, whose research focuses on the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions (including behavioral, biomedical, and structural/policy interventions) that are based on community needs, priorities, and assets in rural and urban settings in nationally and internationally. Specifically, his research explores health disparities and health equity, focusing on sexual health, HIV, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, and other public health priorities, including substance use and obesity, among vulnerable communities. He has extensive experience working with Latino communities, adolescents, persons with HIV, men of color, self-identifying gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender persons.

Dr. Rhodes is a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council; a member of the NIH Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS (BSCH) Study Section; and Associate Editor of AIDS Education and Prevention. He also edited a book titled, Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement.

Dr. Rhodes has strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods; innovative approaches to multi-level interventions; community-capacity development; community-based participatory research (CBPR); the application of behavioral theory; community engagement; photovoice as a methodology of participatory-action research (PAR); natural helper, lay health advisor, and social network interventions; the exploration of social determinants of health; and internet and social media platforms in research, including data collection, intervention delivery, and evaluation.

As a member of a longstanding CBPR partnership, Dr. Rhodes led the teams that developed, implemented, and evaluated more than 12 interventions, including

HoMBReS (Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saudables [Men Maintaining Well-being and Healthy Relationships]) which is featured in the CDC Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention as the first best-evidence community-level HIV prevention intervention.
HOLA en Grupos which is also featured in the CDC Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention;
HoMBReS-2 - designed to increase HIV testing and condom use among Latino men;
CyBER/M4M (Cyber-Based Education and Referral/Men for Men) - designed to increase HIV awareness among online MSM;
HoMBReS por un Cambio (Men for Change) - designed to increase HIV testing and condom use among Latino men;
CyBER/testing - designed to increase HIV testing among online MSM;
MuJEReS (Mujeres Juntas Estableciendo Relaciones Saludables [Women United Establishing Healthy Relationships]) - designed to reduce HIV risk among Latina women;
HOLA - designed to reduce HIV risk among Latinx MSM and transgender women;
Brothers Leading Healthy Lives - designed to increase condom use among African American/black college men;
C-CAPRELA (Cervical Cancer Prevention for Latinas);
MAP'T (Mobile Apps to Promote Testing) - designed to increase HIV testing among MSM and transgender who use existing mobile apps for social and sexual networking;
weCare - designed to increase HIV engagement in care among racially/ethnically diverse MSM and transgender women; and
ChiCAS (Chicas Creando Acceso a la Salud [Girls Creating Access to Health]) - designed to increase PrEP uptake and the use of medically supervised hormone therapy among Latina transgender women.

In 2005, Dr. Rhodes was awarded: Outstanding Master Project Advisor Award by the WFSM PA Program in recognition for outstanding performance as a Master Project Advisor and an authentic commitment to community-based research.

In 2006, he was awarded: 2006 WFSM New Investigator in Clinical Sciences Award for excellence in research, significant contributions to the biomedical sciences, and exceptional potential for an outstanding academic career.

In 2007, he was awarded: Professional and Community Service Award, Division of Public Health Sciences, WFSM, for longstanding success in developing exceptional programs to address the public health needs of the greater community and expanding the public health outreach efforts of the Division and Institution.

In 2009, he was awarded: The HIV/AIDS Section Leadership Award, American Public Health Association, for his service as Section Chair, 2008-2009.

In 2010, he was awarded: AIDS Care Service Board of Trustees Leadership Award.

In 2011, he was awarded: Chatham Social Health Council Board of Directors Leadership Award.

In 2015, he was awarded: Federation of Korean-American Associations, Southeastern USA, Certificate of Appreciation.

In 2015, he was awarded: John Bartlett Innovation in Research Award, NC Community AIDS Fund.

In 2016, he was awarded: Best Abstract, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, HIV/AIDS Section.

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