Robina Josiah Willock, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Robina Josiah Willock, M.P.H., Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center, Building F-S11
Phone: 404-752-1509


Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science)

UAB MHRC Health Disparities Research Training Certificate Program (HDRTP)

Pennsylvania State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy and Administration

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Master of Public Health in Social Science and Behavior

Andrews University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Health: Heart failure, Diabetes
  • Psychosocial Health: Social isolation, Anxiety, Depression
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) Training
  • Community-based Participatory Research

Clinical Interests

Psychosocial care in Emergency Medicine


  • Josiah Willock, R., Miller, J.B., Mohyi, M., Abuzaanona, A., Muminovic, M., & Levy, P.D. (2018). Therapeutic Inertia and Treatment Intensification. Current Hypertension Reports, 20 (4): PMCID: PMC6452867
  • Josiah Willock, R., Mayberry, R.M., Yan, F. and Daniels, P. (2015). Peer Training of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to Improve Heart Health among African American Women. Health Promotion Practice, 16(1):63-71, DOI: 10.1177/1524839914535775. PMCID: PMC4784710
  • Douglas, M.D. Josiah Willock, R., Respress, E., Rollins, L. Tabor, D., Heiman, H.J., Hopkins, J., Dawes, D.E.  Holden, K.B. (2019). Applying a Health Equity Lens to Evaluate and Inform Policy.  Ethnicity & Disease, 29(2). doi:10.18865/ed.29.S2.329.  PMCID: PMC6604770
  • Levy, P., Josiah Willock, R., Burla, M., Brody, A., Mahn, J., Marinica, A., Nasser, SA, & Flack, J. (2016). Total antihypertensive therapeutic intensity score and its relationship to blood pressure reduction. J Am Soc Hypertens, 10(12): 906-916. doi:10.1016/j.jash.2016.10.005. PMCID: PMC5427634
  • Mayberry, R.M., Josiah Willock, R. Daniels, P. V. (2013). Community Building and Community Health Workers.  In Murphy, F. (Ed.). Community Engagement, Organization and Development for Public Health Practice. New York: Springer Publishing.
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