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Scott Duane Rhodes is a professor in and chair of the Department of Social Science and Health Policy, and he directs the Program in Community Engagement within the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Scott Duane Rhodes has published more than 250 articles and book chapters on the health of vulnerable populations, including immigrants, Latinx persons, and sexual and gender minorities, harnessing community-engaged research approaches such as community-based participatory research (CBPR).
Scott Duane Rhodes has developed, implemented, and evaluated more than 10 evidence-based behavioral and community-level interventions designed to reduce HIV risk among Latinx and African American/Black populations. Several are included in the CDC Compendium of Evidence-based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention.
Scott Duane Rhodes also explores immigration policy enforcement, health care access, and health outcomes among Latinx populations in the United States.