Aimee S. James, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences

Human and Statistical Genetics Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program

  • 314-454-8300

  • 314-454-7941


  • Cancer prevention and control, health disparities and community-based research

Research Abstract:

--Cancer prevention and control through interventions to promote change in behavior or screening.

--Studies to examine and reduce health disparities and promote equity in health. Health promotion and decision making in underserved or at-risk populations.

--Research methods that are sensitive to the context in which we work and live; community-engaged research and community-based participatory research.

--Qualitative and mixed methods to enhance understanding of health, health decisions and health behavior, and the application of these methods to improve the relevance and impact of interventions.

--Developing and implementing tailored, targeted and theory-based interventions that are culturally sensitive, at appropriate literacy levels, and have the potential for dissemination if they are found effective.

Selected Publications:

James AS, Richardson V, Wang J, Proctor EK, Colditz, GA (2013). Systems intervention to promote colon cancer screening in safety net settings: protocol for a community-based participatory randomized controlled trial Implementation Science. 2013, 8:58.

James AS, Chisholm P, Wolin KY, Baxter M, Kaphingst K, Davidson NO. Screening and Health Behaviors among Persons Diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and their Relatives. J Cancer Epidemiol 2012; EpubJuly29.

James AS, Daley CM, Greiner KA. “Cutting” on cancer: Attitudes about cancer spread and surgery among primary care patients in the USA. Social Science and Medicine 2011; 73(11): 1669-1673.

James AS, Daley CM, Greiner KA. Knowledge and Attitudes about Colon Cancer Screening Among African Americans. American Journal of Health Behavior 2011; 35(4): 393-401.

Daley CM, James AS, Ulrey E, Joseph S, Talawyma A, Choi WS, Greiner KA, Coe MK. Using focus groups in community-based participatory research: challenges and resolutions. Qual Health Res. 2010 May;20(5):697-706. PMCID: PMC2947156.

Last Updated: 7/21/2014 11:57:48 AM

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