Steven Coughlin

Program Director

Steven Coughlin

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Epidemiology Johns Hopkins University, 1988

  • MPH, Public Health, General. San Diego State University, 1984

Awards & Honors

  • Research Integrity Award International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2014

  • The 2014 Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center Award for Excellence in Deployment Health Science, September 24, 2014 Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center, 2014

  • Best veterans’ article award Australasian Military Medicine Association, 2013

  • Presentation from Division of Cancer and Prevention and Control, CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

  • Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHC 8722

  • CAHS 9001

    Advanced Topics
  • MPHC 8011

    Ethical Conduct in Research
  • CAHS 9210

    Investigation of a Problem

Teaching Interests

Responsible Conduct of Science, Epidemiologic Methods, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Addressing health disparities in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Patient web portals, disease management, and primary prevention, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. , 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Development of the PYNC smartphone application for preventing breast cancer in women, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Handbook of Community-based Participatory Research, 2017
    Book, Scholarly-New

Research Interests

Women veterans health; healthy lifestyle intervention for African American uterine cancer survivors; healthy lifestyle intervention for diabetic outpatients; community-based participatory research; health disparities; use of mHealth interventions to promote healthy behaviors.

Department Service

  • Search Committee for respiratory therapy professor, 2017 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department Seminar Series 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • MPH Program concentration in epidemiology 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Review and Selection Committee of the College of Allied Health Sciences to evaluate the leadership of medical illustration 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS committee for evaluation of Endowed Professors 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Dean’s Seminar Series on Community Engagement and Cancer Health Disparities Research 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Prevention Research Center Planning Committee, 2016- 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Search Committee for Health Security Cyber Cluster Hire 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Watch-Augusta University College of Nursing PCORI Collaborative Group, Assessing Health Outcomes in Rural Areas where Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Charlie Norwood VAMC 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • BMC Medical Ethics 2016 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • mHealth 2016 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Annals of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Jacobs Journal of Community Medicine 2014 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor

Public Service

  • Women’s Health Fair, October 2016 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Layman-Costa Farm Health Fair 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • China Lymphoma Profect 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Burnpits 360 Degrees veterans advocacy organization 2014 - Present

    Role: Other