Leigh Willis, PhD, 2004


Dr. Leigh Willis is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Georgia. Leigh earned his PhD in Sociology from UAB in 2004 where he also earned a Masters in Public Health in 2003. Dr. Willis's most recent work examines African-American Health, specifically seeking to improve the health status of African-Americans by examining and reducing health disparities. Currently, he is working on three basic health-related issues: 1) research on differences in mental health service use among African-Americans and other ethnic groups, 2) research on sexual risk, examining paternal care giving and its relationship to sexual risk in sons, and 3) development of an intervention using media to prevent suicide among African-Americans.