Melody S. Goodman, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
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.