Monica Baskin, PhD
Dr. Monica Baskin is also an Associate Professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine and holds a secondary appointment the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Baskin holds appointments in the UAB Minority Health and Research Center (MHRC), UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC), UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), and UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC). Dr. Baskin received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Emory University, and a Master of Science in Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.
Dr. Baskin is a licensed psychologist with research focuses on minority health and health disparities. Much of her work links academic partners to community- and faith-based networks. She has led multiple funded research projects focusing on individual, family, and environmental factors associated with healthy eating, physical activity, obesity, and cancer prevention and control. Currently, she is PI on a NIMHD-funded R01 study investigating the association between sociocultural factors and dietary intake among black women in the Deep South and an NCI-funded R01 study focusing on weight loss among African American cancer survivors in Alabama. Further, she is the project leader for the full research project of a NCI-funded center grant (U54) that is testing the efficacy of evidenced-based multi-level strategies supporting weight loss among African American women in rural areas in the Deep South.