Steven Coughlin

Program Director

Steven Coughlin

Program Director


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Epidemiology

Department of Institute for Public and Preventive Health

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Masters in Public Health

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions


  • Ph.D., Epidemiology Johns Hopkins University, 1988

  • MPH, Public Health, General San Diego State University, 1984

Awards & Honors

  • Member, Board of Directdors American College of Epidemiology, 2022

  • Fellow American College of Epidemiology, 2019

  • 2018 Faculty Research Award College of Allied Health Sciences, 2018

  • Research Integrity Award International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2014

  • The 2014 Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center Award for Excellence in Deployment Health Science, September 24, 2014 Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6220

  • CAHS 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • MEDI 6240

  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6130


Teaching Interests

Responsible Conduct of Science, Public Health, Epidemiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Health literacy among cancer survivors: Results from the 2016 behavioral risk factor surveillance system survey., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predictors of unhealthy physical and mental days among informal cancer caregivers: results from the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cigarette smoking after surviving breast cancer: A pilot study., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Early detection of change patterns in COVID-19 incidence and the implementation of public health policies: A multi-national study., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Coauthorship by patients and other stakeholders with limited knowledge of scientific publishing practices., 2021

Research Interests

Women veterans health; cancer prevention and control; breast cancer survivors; women Veterans research; healthy lifestyle intervention for diabetic outpatients; community-based participatory research; health disparities; social determinants of health.

Department Service

  • Research Grant Forum Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • MS Degree Program in Epidemiology 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Epidemiology Search Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for respiratory therapy professor, 2017 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department Seminar Series 2016 - 2018

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Medical Ethics Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Task Force on Global Health 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Review and Selection Committee of the College of Allied Health Sciences to evaluate the leadership of medical illustration 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Dean’s Seminar Series on Community Engagement and Cancer Health Disparities Research 2016 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Prevention Research Center Planning Committee, 2016- 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • IPPH Mentor Program 2021 - 2021

  • Review Committee, Cancer Prevention and Control Intramural Grant, Georgia Cancer Center 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Watch-Augusta University College of Nursing PCORI Collaborative Group, Assessing Health Outcomes in Rural Areas where Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Search Committee for Health Security Cyber Cluster Hire 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2021 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Annals of Epidemiology and Public Health 2018 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • Journal of Healthcare Management and Health Policy 2018 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • Charlie Norwood VAMC 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • BMC Medical Ethics 2016 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor

Public Service

  • Women’s Health Fair, October 2016 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • China Lymphoma Profect 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Burnpits 360 Degrees veterans advocacy organization 2014 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Layman-Costa Farm Health Fair 2016 - 2019

    Role: Other