Stephanie Miles-Richardson, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Stephanie Miles-Richardson, D.V.M., Ph.D. 


Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Location: National Center for Primary Care 346
Phone: (404) 752-1905


Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine
Residency: Veterinary Medicine
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Fellow

Michigan State University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology/Environmental Toxicology

Tuskegee University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Grambling State University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to understand the relationship between state legislation and resource allocation which supports breast cancer screening thereby reducing breast cancer mortality, particularly in underserved communities. I am trained as a basic researcher and have experience in applied research in the federal sector, particularly to inform decisions that impact underserved populations. My experience also includes serving as an Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Policy at CDC. As such, I am sensitive to the impact that policy can ultimately have on individual behavior. The majority of my time following graduate school has been in an applied public health role in the federal government. I have joined academia in recent years, and seek to establish a robust research portfolio that explores the implications of policy on decision-making for individuals in underserved populations. My research is timely as it will provide baseline
data with which we can explore the impact of healthcare reform on those most in need. Additional research interest is focused on characterizing environmental exposures which contribute to (known and plausible) breast and cervical cancer in underserved populations, and the relationship between environmental policy and environmental contributors in those populations.

Board Certification

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Public Health Association

Honors and Awards

2012: MPH Program, Faculty Leadership Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2012: Dean’s Outstanding Leadership Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2011: MPH Program, Faculty Leadership Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2009: MPH Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Morehouse School of Medicine

2009: CDC Honor Award: Creating the CDC/ATSDR Health Disparities Lecture Series, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2007: Outstanding Faculty Award, Morehouse School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program