Marlo Vernon

Assistant Professor

Marlo Vernon

Assistant 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

  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

Public Health Maternal and Child Health Innovation in Health Sciences


Selected Recent Publications

  • Developing a measure of innovation from research in higher education data, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Knowledge of prostate cancer among African American men: A systematic review, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Abstract NR 2553: Using a “train-the-trainer” approach with urban and rural minority Community Health Workers to implement the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education (c-CARE) Project , 2021
    Conference Proceeding
  • Abstract NR 2608: Lung Cancer Prevention and an Early Detection Educational Intervention in Minority and Underserved Communities, 2021
    Conference Proceeding
  • Abstract NR 2608: Participant’s satisfaction with the cancer community awareness access research and education (C-CARE) project at urban and rural sites, 2021
    Conference Proceeding

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