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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Samuel Baxter

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Office: 520 Edwards Hall

Phone: (864) 656-7390


Educational Background

Ph.D. Health Policy and Management
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2020

Master of Public Health
Morehouse School of Medicine 2015

BS Sociology
Clemson University 2013

Courses Taught

Health Maintenance for Men - Fall, 2022
Overview of Health Care Systems - Summer Session, 2022


Dr. Baxter is a co-investigator for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program (HOP) that utilizes policy, systems, and environmental change approaches to reduce obesity in three rural South Carolina counties. He is also a recent appointee for South Carolina Cancer Alliance's ad hoc committee on cancer in African American men.

Research Interests

Specific areas of expertise include social and structural determinants of health, quantitative and qualitative analysis, community-engaged research approaches, cardiovascular disease prevention, and men’s health.

Research Publications

Baxter, S.L.K., Chung, R., Frerichs, L., Thorpe, R. Jr., Skinner, A.C., and Weinberger, M. (2021). Racial residential segregation and race differences in ideal cardiovascular health among young men. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12, 7755. DOI:10.3390/ijerph18157755

Adams, L.B., Baxter, S.L.K., Lightfoot, A.F. et al. (2021). Refining Black men’s depression measurement using participatory approaches: a concept mapping study. BMC Public Health 21, 1194. DOI:10.1186/s12889-021-11137-5

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