Deeonna Farr, DrPH, MPH CHES®

Assistant Professor in Health Education and Promotion

Dr. Farr is an Assistant Professor in Health Education and Promotion at East Carolina University. Her primary research emphasis is on multilevel influences on chronic disease prevention in Black communities with a focus on the adoption of cancer prevention behaviors. Dr. Farr seeks to refine existing public health theories and intervention strategies to account for the contexts and experiences of Black communities and developing approaches to improve the racial and ethnic diversity and generalizability of public health research. Her work has been published in Social Science and Medicine, Ethnicity and Health, the Journal of Community Health, and the Journal of Cancer Education.


Racial disparities cancer and cardiovascular disease, Cancer screening (Breast and Colorectal), Evidence-based Interventions to increase cancer screening, Participation of people of color in health research, Mixed Methods Research