Marcie S. Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Director of Research Support Services for the Center on Health Disparities and is an Assistant Professor of family medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. Dr. Wright earned a bachelors degree in genetics (University of Georgia), a masters degree in public health (University of South Carolina), and a doctorate in health promotion, education and behavior (University of South Carolina).
She has contributed to articles to peer-reviewed journals, written abstracts, and has garnered funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-federal entities. Dr. Wright's specific research areas include women's health, cancer (cervical and colorectal), nutrition and physical activity. Some of her past funded studies include identifying the personal and environmental barriers to colorectal cancer screening among African-Americans; examining the psychosocial, educational and behavioral factors related to genital human papillomavirus (HPV) among adolescents. Currently, she is the Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities' (NIMHD) Center, Community Engagement Core.