Robert M. Mayberry, MS, MPH, PhD

Robert M. Mayberry, MS, MPH, PhD 


Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Director and Epidemiologist

Research Design and Biostatistics (RDB) Core
Location: NCPC, A-201
Phone: 404-752-1878


University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Degree: PhD, Epidemiology

University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Degree: MPH, Epidemiology

Alabama A&M University
Degree: MS, Biology

Berea College
Degree: BA, Biology

Research Interests

Application of epidemiology to community-engaged research and intervention planning, implementation and evaluation; health services, disparities and equity, and prevention research; implementation science; infrastructures and capacity-building for community-based diabetes and chronic disease prevention; integration of community health workers into primary care delivery; translating scientific evidence into equitable best practices and policy.

Clinical Interests

Healthcare Quality Improvement


  • Hutchins, S. S., & Mayberry, R. M. (2021). US Communities Need More Accessible Data to Improve Health, Not Less. American Journal of Public Health, 111(10), 1728-1730.
  • Mayberry, R. M., Daniels, P. V., Willock, R. J., & Yan, F. (2020). Explaining poor medication adherence among adults with type 2 diabetes in an urban community health center. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 31(3), 1331-1346.
  • Mayberry, R. M., Daniels, P., Akintobi, T. H., Yancey, E. M., Berry, J., & Clark, N. (2008). Community-based organizations’ capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate success. Journal of Community Health, 33, 285-292.
  • Mayberry, R. M., Mili, F., & Ofili, E. (2000). Racial and ethnic differences in access to medical care. Medical Care Research and Review, 57(1_suppl), 108-145.
  • Mayberry, R. M. (1994). Age-specific patterns of association between breast cancer and risk factors in black women, ages 20 to 39 and 40 to 54. Annals of Epidemiology, 4(3), 205-213.

Honors and Awards

  • “Most Outstanding Young Men of America” 
  • National Science Foundation Minority Fellowship
  • Honor Students Society, University of California, Berkeley
  • National Research Service Award
  • Special Recognition, Positive Influence on a Student’s Life, the Graduate School, University of South Carolina
  • Student Recognition Award, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
  • Special Recognition for Service, Georgia Governor’s Council of Maternal and Infant Health
  • Abraham Lilienfeld Award, Epidemiology Section, American Public Health Association
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Berea College