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Venice Haynes, PhD

Director of Research & Community Engagement

Venice is a social and behavioral scientist with over 14 years of public health experience. Her overarching research agenda has focused on addressing social determinants of health and health disparities in underserved and global populations using qualitative and community-based participatory approaches.

She has worked on a variety of CDC and NIH funded projects to address disparities in cancer and other chronic diseases through dissemination and implementation science and evidence-based interventions. She has run projects to understand HPV vaccine acceptability in African American and Latino youth across Georgia and has worked in collaboration with organizations on the adaptation of cervical cancer and HPV intervention programs for African Americans in a variety of settings. Her body of work has also included the provision of technical assistance to community-based organizations across Georgia, North and South Carolina in the areas of breast and cervical cancer programming for African American women and has conducted evaluation projects with non-profit and community-based organizations aiming to address cancer disparities in their respective communities. Venice has delivered a number of presentations at local and national conferences and has publications in a number of top public health journals.

Venice received her BS degree in Biology from Tennessee State University, her Master of Science in Public Health from Meharry Medical College, and her PhD from the University of South Carolina. She currently resides in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.