Wizdom P Hammond

Wizdom P Hammond, PhD, MPH , is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Associate Professor of Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Wizdom P Hammond

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control


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Area of interest

My research focuses on investigating psychological and social determinants of health - both mental and physical - for African-American men across the life-span. I also focus on the influence of gender, intergenerational transmission of health, socioeconomic status, social processes such as racial discrimination, health-related attitudes and behavior on health status. My work helps inform studies of health disparities and differences in cancer outcomes across the racial, gender, and economic spectrum.

With a junior investigator supplement from the National Cancer Institute, I am working with The Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Disparities (CCN) to investigate the contribution of masculinity to prostate cancer prevention activities among African American men in the central region of North Carolina.

I am also engaged in a formative community-based study in North Carolina barbershops that will help to illuminate the psychosocial context of African American mens preventive screening practices.

Awards and Honors

  • White House Fellow, U.S. Department of Defense (2011-2012)
  • Elected Member-at-large, American Psychological Association, Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity) (2008)
  • Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, Theta Chapter (2011)

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