Robert M. Mayberry, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Robert M. Mayberry, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D. 

Professor and Vice Chair

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Phone: 404-752-1878


University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health

Alabama A&M University
Degree: Master of Science in Biology

Berea College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Research Interests

Chronic disease epidemiology; application of epidemiologic principles and methods to health services, health disparities/equity, prevention, and policy research; program planning and evaluation; community-based intervention design and implementation; implementation and dissemination science; translation of research discoveries into healthcare and community practice; diabetes prevention; diabetes care quality improvement; and research infrastructure development.

Clinical Interests

Prediabetes and diabetes clinical care


  • Mayberry, R., Daniels, P., Josiah Willock, R., Yan, F. (in press). 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.
  • Josiah Willock R, Mayberry RM, Yan F, Daniels P.  Peer Training of Community Health Workers to Improve Heart Health Among African American Women. Health Promotion Practice, 2015; 16(1):63-71.
  • Mayberry RM, Josiah Willock R, Boone L, Lopez P, Qin H, Nicewander D.  A high level of patient activation is observed but unrelated to glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes Spectrum 2010; 23(3): 171- 176.
  • Mayberry, RM, Daniels, P, Henry, Akintobi, T, Yancey, EM. Berry, J, Clark, N.  Enhancing community-based organizations’ capacity for HIV/AIDS education and prevention.  Evaluation and Program Planning 2009; 32 (3):213-220.
  • Mayberry, RM, Mili, F, Ofili, E.  Racial and ethnic difference in access to medical care.  Medical Care Research and Review. 2000:1:108-45.

Honors and Awards

  • Most Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Honor Students Society, University of California, Berkeley
  • Special Recognition, Positive Influence on a Student’s Life, the Graduate School, University of South Carolina
  • Outstanding Service Award, 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