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Cleothia Frazier PhotoPublic Health Focus/Interests:

Instructor Frazier is interested in understanding the causes and consequences of health disparities and developing culturally appropriate ways to provide health education. Theoretically, her approach involves an ecological framework that takes into account the intersection of various health determinants and their effects on health, specifically race, class, gender, and culture to name a few. With the increase in life expectancy, she seeks understand the role of social capital and social networks on the health of older adults.





Master of Public Health, 2010
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Master of Arts, Anthropology, 2008
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Bachelor of Science, Biology
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


Public Health Courses Taught:

HM 801: Introduction to Public Health

HM 805: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
HM 814: Making a Community Diagnosis II: Practical Applications

HM 859: Making a Community Diagnosis I
HM 879: Ethnographic Approaches to Public Health


Professional Experience/Expertise:

Health disparities

Culture and health education

Intersection of race, class, gender, and health


Professional Activities or Current Research:

Attitudes towards breast feeding among African American women

Social capital and social networks among the elderly 


Recent Publications, Presentations:

Frazier, C., Lopez, D. & Sorroche, E. (2012). Panel Discussion: Addressing Health Disparities.  Michigan State University