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Faculty Scholar Sarah Griffin, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Sarah Griffin, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact: 864-656-1622 or sgriffi@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Griffin?

Sarah F. Griffin, MPH, Ph.D., is a Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Public Health Sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences at Clemson University. She received her MPH and PhD from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Griffin has over 20 years of experience evaluating implementation and effectiveness of health improvement programs in community, school, and clinical settings. Her research focuses on dissemination, implementation, and effectiveness of evidence-based approaches for prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic diseases.  Griffin’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Department of Agriculture. Currently she is the lead evaluator for a 5-year Greenville Health Authority sponsored School-Based Health initiative addressing obesity and trauma in Greenville County schools. She is also the Principal Investigator for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5-year initiative focused on effects of efforts to increase healthy food access and walkability.

For more information, see her College Profile.

How Dr. Griffin’s research is transforming health care

Griffin’s work assesses the effectiveness of primary prevention or health management and understanding factors that influence intervention effectiveness, implementation, and adoption. The majority of Griffin’s work is in pediatrics; however, she is broadly focused on effectiveness and adoption of interventions that bring together the community, family, and clinical environment to improve health. Two of her current projects are community-based prevention efforts in predominately rural South Carolina.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Childhood Obesity Prevention, School Health, Health Disparities, Community-based Intervention Effectiveness, Population Health, Obesity