Shayna Cunningham, MHS, PhD

Research Scientist in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Departments & Organizations

Obesity Research Working Group

School of Public Health


Shayna Cunningham, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Yale School of Public Health. Working in both the private sector and in academic settings, she has been engaged in education, advocacy, and scholarship with the goal of promoting deeper understanding of the fundamental determinants of sexual and reproductive health disparities as well as solutions to reduce or eliminate them. She has led and collaborated on a wide variety of applied research projects focused on the multilevel factors that influence individuals' health behaviors and outcomes. Her areas of expertise include the use of mixed methods research design, implementation science, and program and policy development and evaluation. She has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, and collaborating with individuals from government, the private-sector, community-based organizations, and academic institutions.

Education & Training

PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2007)
MHS Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2002)

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