Phoenix A Matthews, PhD, MS, BS, LCP

  • Professor of Behavioral Sciences (in Nursing)
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Dr. Phoenix A. Matthews is nationally and internationally known for their health disparities research with underserved populations.  They are a Professor and clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in examining determinants of cancer-related health disparities with a focus on racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Phoenix's recent research focuses on the use of community-based and culturally targeted health promotion interventions to reduce risk factors associated with cancer disparities including smoking cessation treatments. Phoenix has served as the PI of five NIH funded grants and co-investigator for several others and is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications.

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  • Professor of Behavioral Sciences (in Nursing)