Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Rachel Mayo, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Rachel Mayo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Contact: 864-656-6741 or rmayo@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Mayo?

Rachel Mayo is an Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and professor of public health sciences. Her research interests include cancer prevention and control and health disparities among minority and underserved, particularly African-American and Latino populations. She has been the principal or co-investigator on more than $3 million in grants and contracts to support her work. She has also taught a wide variety of courses including the areas of women’s health, international health, epidemiology, and maternal and child health.

For more information, see her College Profile.

How Dr. Mayo’s research is transforming health care

One example of how Mayo is striving to transform health care is through a focus evaluation of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. She has served as the Clemson primary investigator for a collaborative project with Prisma studying the cost, safety and efficacy of a palliative approach to treating narcotic dependent newborns. This research is now being conducted in 10 hospitals across South Carolina.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Women’s Health, Cancer Prevention and Control, Health Disparities, Latino Health, Minority Health, International Health, Cultural Competence in Health Care, Population Health