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Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Affiliated leadership roles

Co-Director, Culture, Race and Health, VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation (iCubed)

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, School of Medicine


PhD, Case Western Reserve University (2002)
MA, Cleveland State University (1992)

Research description

My research focus on cancer prevention and the use of innovative strategies to engage mothers and daughters to a) break the silence about cancer with each other, b) facilitate intergenerational learning and modeling of cancer prevention behaviors. Additionally, I focus on cancer risk behaviors at an individual and community level addressing the multiple factors contributing to obesity particularly in marginalized Black and Brown communities. My research is centered in the engagement of community at the grassroots level which includes an elevated focus on building capacity of community partners and residents to co-lead and co-design research efforts to improve health outcomes within their own community.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Colorectal, Gynecologic

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer education,Cancer risk behaviors,Community health,Community outreach,Genomics,Health outcomes,Obesity,Precision medicine,Prevention/population health,Screening,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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