Our Team

Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, FAAHB

Dr. Scott D. Rhodes is Professor in and Chair of the Department of Social Science and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He also directs the Program in Community-Engaged Research within the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 

Committed to collaborative approaches to research that blend research and practice, Dr. Rhodes works closely with the North Carolina-Community Research Partnership, a community-academic research partnership comprised of community members, representatives from community organizations, and academic partners. This partnership has developed and tested more than 15 interventions to reduce sexual risk (through condom use, HIV testing, STI screening, and PrEP use); increase engagement in HIV care; enhance cervical cancer screening; decrease smoking; and improve access to needed care. 

Dr. Rhodes has published more than 250 articles and book chapters on the health of marginalized populations, including immigrants; racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; and rural populations. He edited a book titled, “Innovations in HIV Prevention Research and Practice through Community Engagement” (Springer 2014) and co-edited a book titled, “New and Emerging Issues in Latinx Health” (Springer, 2020).