Robina Josiah Willock, PhD, MPH

Robina Josiah Willock, PhD, MPH 

Associate Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Associate Director

Cancer Health Equity Research Center
Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center (MRC)
Phone: 404-752-1509


Pennsylvania State University
Degree: PhD Health Administration and Policy

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: MPH Social Science and Behavior
Andrews University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial Vulnerability
  • Health Failure Self-management
  • Health Equity Training and Curriculum Development
  • Population Science

Clinical Interests

  • Psychosocial care in Emergency Medicine
  • Heart Failure


  • 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.
  • Mayberry, R, M.; Daniels, P. V.; Josiah Willock, R., Yan, F. (2020). Empowered Community Leadership for Chronic Disease. American Journal of Health Studies. 35(2), p124-141.
  • 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
  • Levy, P. D., Josiah Willock, R., Burla, M., Brody, A., Mahn, J., Marinica, A., Nasser, S. A., & Flack, J. M. (2016). Total antihypertensive therapeutic intensity score and its relationship to blood pressure reduction. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH, 10(12), 906–916.
  • 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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