Aimee S. James, PhD, MPH

Education

Graduate School

M.A., Psychology, University of Houston, 1998

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Houston, 1999

M.P.H., University of Texas- Houston Health Science Center

Health Promotion & Health Education, 2000

Post Doctoral Education

Post-doctoral fellowship, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, 2000-2003.

Teaching Appointments

Program Committee, Instructor and Section Leader: Practice of Medicine-1, Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program

Research Interests

Cancer prevention and control through interventions to promote change in behavior or screening.

Studies to examine and reduce health disparities and promote equity in health. Health promotion and decision making in underserved or at-risk populations.

Research methods that are sensitive to the context in which we work and live; community-engaged research and community-based participatory research.

Role of cost and insurance status in healthcare choices and utilization.

Qualitative and mixed methods to enhance understanding of health, health decisions and health behavior, and the application of these methods to improve the relevance and impact of interventions.

Developing and implementing tailored, targeted and theory-based interventions that are culturally sensitive, at appropriate literacy levels, and have the potential for dissemination if they are found effective.

James Lab website

PubMed page for Aimee James