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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
Mental Health Disparities and Diversity

843-876-2421 phone
843-876-2344 fax


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally recognized expert in cancer prevention and control among diverse populations and her research is supported by numerous grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.  Dr. Hughes-Halbert is also PI of an academic-community partnership funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop community-based interventions to improve health outcomes in African Americans.  The results of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research have been published in influential journals in the fields of cancer prevention, clinical oncology, medicine, genetics, and public health.  She is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors at the National Cancer Institute. 


Clinical and/or Research Expertise
My research program focuses on identifying sociocultural, psychological, and environmental determinants of minority health and health disparities and translating this information into interventions, and disseminating efficacious strategies into clinic and community settings. 


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