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LaShawn Wordlaw

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-5354
(919) 530-7985
147 Miller-Morgan Building


Dr. Wordlaw-Stinson serves as one of the academic advisors in the Department for students majoring in Public Health Education. In addition to advising, she teaches the GEC course HEDU 1531: Personal Health, the lower division course HEDU 2200: Health Behavior for Effective Living, the upper division course HEDU 4300: Research Methods for Evaluation in Public Health, and the elective course she developed - HEDU 4310: Women's Health. She teaches courses in the traditional in-person classroom setting, exclusively online, and as a hybrid of the two.


Dr. LaShawn Wordlaw-Stinson is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education. Prior to joining NCCU, she worked as a research health analyst at RTI, International in Research Triangle Park, NC where she led and collaborated on internal teams to conduct public health program evaluations for clients such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Susan G. Komen- For the Cure ® Foundation. She received her MA and doctorate degrees in medical sociology at Wayne State University in Detroit MI. Medical sociology examines phenomena of health and illness, the social organization of health care delivery, and differential access to health care services for various populations. She is a proud undergraduate alum of Grambling State University in Grambling LA.

Research Interests

Dr. Wordlaw-Stinson is passionate about individuals and communities receiving general health screenings and timely follow-up care for abnormal results for cancer screenings, such as mammograms and Pap tests. Screening exams are early detection tools that can serve to increase the chances of successful treatment and survival. Her research focuses on designing interventions in support of patients to make informed decisions while navigating the U.S. health care system. She earned certification as a patient navigator at the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in NY.


PhD Wayne State University 2004


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Selected Publications

1. Wordlaw-Stinson, L. , & Jones, S. , & Little, S. , & Fish, L. (2014). Challenges And Recommendations To Recruiting Women Who Do Not Adhere To Follow-Up Gynecological Care. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 123-128.
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