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Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH

Professor; Director, Center for Health Disparities Research
Department(s): Environmental and Occupational Health
Office: GTW 319
Mail Code: 3063
Phone: 702-895-1127
Email: melva.thompson-robinson@unlv.edu


Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH, is a Professor in Social and Behavioral Health and the Executive Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research in the School of Public Health. She is currently the Project Director for the Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project, which implements an evidence-based intervention with African American youth ages 14-19 in African American faith-based organizations. Among many things, Dr. Thompson-Robinson is a member of the US Department Health and Human Services Region IX Regional Health Equity Council.  

Research Specialties

  • Health disparities
  • Sexual health, including HIV/AIDS prevention and teen pregnancy prevention
  • African American health