College of Public Health students graduating

Richard Crosby PhD

Department: Health, Behavior & Society • Rural Cancer Prevention Center

Title: Endowed Professor | Principal Investigator, Core Research

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Location: Multi-Disciplinary Science Bldg. Rm 401F

CV: Richard Crosby CV.pdf

Dr. Richard A. Crosby is the Good Samaritan Endowed Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Society. He has received numerous federal grants designated for HIV prevention research. He is also Director of the Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Crosby has published well over 250 journal articles and more than 50 chapters in textbooks. He is the author of a textbook entitled Research Methods for Health Promotion and co-editor of several textbooks, including Understanding and Changing Health Behavior: A Theory-Based Multidisciplinary Approach, Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research, Adolescent Health: Understanding and Preventing Risk, and Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Research.

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UK Receives $3.75 Million CDC Grant for Rural Cancer Prevention
The University of Kentucky Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC), housed at the College of Public Health, has received $3.75 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote colorectal cancer screening in Central Appalachia. The UK RCPC is one of just 26 CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRC) in the country, and the only one focused on developing and disseminating strategies for rural cancer prevention.