Marcie S Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Marcie Wright headshot

Associate Director,
Interim Director, Research Training,
Director of Research Support Services,
Center on Health Disparities;
Associate Professor,
Department of Health Behavior and Policy

marcie.wright@vcuhealth.org

Marcie S. Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Director of Research Support Services for the Center on Health Disparities and is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Policy 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.