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Faculty Scholar Database > Melody S. Goodman, MS, PhD

 Melody S. Goodman, MS, PhD

Dr. Goodman’s research interest and emphasis is on identifying origins of health disparities and developing, as necessary, evidence-based primary prevention strategies to reduce these health disparities. She seeks to develop a more rigorous understanding of the social risk factors that contribute to health disparities in the St. Louis metropolitan area with the goal of developing culturally competent, region-specific solutions through collaborative activities with community members, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and faculty at Washington University.
 
Dr. Goodman has two primary lines of research: 1) a biostatistical track that conducts applied statistical research on methods for community-based cancer interventions and health disparities research; and 2) a community-based public health track that will focus on developing the infrastructure for community-based participatory research through academic community collaborations, as well as the implementation and evaluation of community-based participatory research projects to reduce health disparities.