Marlo Vernon

Associate Professor

Marlo Vernon

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Georgia Cancer Center

Department of Institute for Public and Preventive Health


Experienced research scientist with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and public health. Skilled in Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, Program Development, Public Health Research, Maternal and Child Health, and Data Analysis.

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  • Ph.D., Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Augusta University, 2018

  • MPH, Public Health Education and Promotion University of South Carolina -, 2003

  • BA, English Language and Literature, General Franciscan University Of Steub, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. John Carrigg Alumni Award Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, 2020

  • Scholar-in-Training Award AACR, 2020

  • Applied Public Health Statistics, Student Award Finalist American Public Health Association, 2018

  • Medical Care Student Abstract Award American Public Health Association, 2017

  • Phi Kappa Phi Induction 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8215

    Fundamentals of Oncology I

Teaching Interests

Public Health Maternal and Child Health Innovation in Health Sciences


Selected Recent Publications

  • Health literacy among cancer survivors: Results from the 2016 behavioral risk factor surveillance system survey, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Health Survey of African American Men Seen at an Academic Medical Center in the Southern United States, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Developing a measure of innovation from research in higher education data, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Faith-Based Pregnancy Center Education Bridges the Maternal Health Gap, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Knowledge of prostate cancer among African American men: A systematic review, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Maternal mortality prevention Innovation in Health Sciences Research Socioecological Model of Public Health

University Service

  • Lyceum Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Purposeful Choice Committee, Momentum Year 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Hope House 2019 - Present

    Role: Board Member