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 Delroy Louden, Ph.D. FRSH Delroy Louden, Ph.D. FRSH

Lincoln University
PO Box 179,
1570 Baltimore Pike,
Lincoln University, PA 19352
phone: (484) 365-8153
fax: (484) 365-7516

Professor Delroy Louden is the Principal Investigator for the Office of Research Development Planning and Coordination through a NIH/NICHD EARDA grant. He is also the Site Principal Investigator on-Gene-Enviroment Interaction and Colon Cancer in Pennsylvania with Penn-State University College of Medicine, Leigh Valley Hospital and the North East Regional Cancer Institute. Dr. Louden has held academic appointments at universities in the Caribbean, Nigeria, Canada, and the United States. His non-profit experience includes serving as: Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance, New York City Department of Health-Bureau of Tuberculosis; and Vice President for Research and later Executive Director Center for Research in Nursing Education and Community Heath at the National League for Nursing in New York. He has provided consultation in a variety of settings recently with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, the Project Integration of HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Hepatitis, and as Track Co-Chair at CDC 2002 National HIV Prevention Conference and has participated in several grant reviews for HRSA, SAMHSA AND more recently CDC.

Dr. Louden’s research focuses on knowledge and attitudes regarding colorectal cancer through working with several African American churches and community based organizations in Chester County Pennsylvania. Using a community based participatory research approach, this study seeks to: 1) assess the knowledge and Attitudes of African American Male Church members regarding colorectal cancer; 2) determine the extent to which the provision of specific information on colorectal Cancer will increase the likelihood of African American Male Church Members seek to be screened; and 3) assess the extent to which the level of education (high school, GED, University Technical ) will be a determining factor in seeking to be screened for colorectal cancer.

Dr. Louden’s international research experience includes conducting a KAP (Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices) survey, and conducting Peer Health Educator Training regarding HIV/AIDS with the Armed Forces Program on AIDS Control (AFPAC) in Nigeria. He also served as Lead Investigator for the Harambee Foundation in Toronto, Canada on a “Community Based Prevalence and Incidence Study on Drug Abuse” in Metropolitan Toronto.

Dr. Louden received his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, England and completed post doctoral training in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. A former Fulbright Scholar, he was selected Primary Health Care Policy Fellow by the United States Public Health Service-Bureau of Primary Health Car.

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J. Robert Beck, M.D.
Updated: 04/30/12