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Mignonne Guy, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, College of Humanities and Sciences

Education

PhD, University of Arizona (2009)
MA, University of Arizona (2009)

Research description

My interests focus on social, behavioral, biological, and environmental determinants that contribute to health inequities and tobacco/cancer disparities among racial/ethnic minoritized populations and other marginalized groups. My work in tobacco regulatory sciences aims to understand how flavors and tobacco product characteristics influence the uptake and maintenance of tobacco products, strategies used by tobacco industry to market flavored products, and the influence of peer-to-peer social media marketing on consumers' perceptions and knowledge of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and electronic cigarettes. My intervention research seeks to develop effective strategies that reduce cigarette and cigar use among African-American young adults. My work includes mixed-methods approaches applied to transdisciplinary collaborations to identify effective policies and community and clinical interventions that reduce disparities.

Disease focus of research

Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Addiction,Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Prevention/population health,Tobacco

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

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Contact information

Email: mguy@vcu.edu

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