Steven S. Coughlin, PhD, MPH

Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, USA

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin has a broad background in epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, veterans health, women’s’ health, and health disparities. He is currently an Associate Professor at Augusta University in Augusta, GA, and an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor in the Division of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell; a Core Faculty member in the Center for mHealth and Social Media at the University of Massachusetts Worcester; and a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He has held several positions including faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Acting Director of the Lombardi Cancer Research Center Biostatistics Unit, faculty at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, senior epidemiologist for the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, and senior epidemiologist for the VA Office of Public Health. He has participated in numerous collaborative studies as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on studies related to cancer of the breast, cervix, colon, and ovary, cancer rescreening, and on the health of Gulf War Veterans. He has extensive experience in several community-based studies on health disparities and interests in using smartphone apps for preventing chronic illnesses in a variety of underserved populations. Dr. Coughlin has published over 270 scientific articles and several books. In 2014, he received the Research Integrity Award from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.