RAHEEM PAXTON, PHD
Community Medicine and Population Health
Dr. Raheem Paxton completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to his formal studies, he completed two National Cancer Institute-funded R25T postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research interest is focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based physical activity and dietary intervention for at-risk and underserved populations. The populations he worked with have included cancer survivors (i.e., ovarian, breast, prostate, and childhood cancer survivors) and older adults. More recently, he has expanded his research to include rural children and older adults living in Alabama. Dr. Paxton has extensive experience in conducting health outcomes research and has published several studies examining outcomes research in the context of prospective intervention and cross-sectional studies. In the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health, Dr. Paxton is slated to teach Health Outcomes Research and Planning and Evaluation in Population. Each of these courses will include projects designed to provide experiential learning and group-based activities.