Angelique Harris, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Sciences

Dr. Angelique HarrisDr. Harris’ research and teaching interests include the sociology of health and illness, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, religion, and social movements. Dr. Harris studies how minority groups work to reduce health inequalities within their own communities and more specifically, how these groups understand and construct health issues. The results of her research will provide a better understanding of how health service organizations can devise social marketing campaigns and strategies that are framed in a culturally competent manner. Although, her research primarily focuses on HIV/AIDS, she is in the beginning stages of a research project studying the cultural construction of obesity among Black women in the United States.


NIH - Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity (R21) - Deadline: October 16th, February 16th - exploratory /developmental clinical research that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children.


Contact Linda Vaughn for more information.

Participating units: College of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences

Grant Funding Opportunities:

Healthy Habits - Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents. More information: