Degree/Specialization: PhD/ Counseling Psychology

Hospital/VA Affiliations: None

Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Internship: Emory University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Residency/Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine

Certifications: Licensed Professional Psychologist (Georgia)

Primary Role/Patient Populations: Behavioral research related to nutrition, physical activity and cancer prevention and control in children and families

Monica L. Baskin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Associate Scientist in the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center and UAB Minority Health and Research Center. She is also a Scientist in the UAB Diabetes Research Training Center and Member of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. She obtained a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University and is a licensed professional psychologist. Her primary research interests involve the improvement of minority health and the reduction of health disparities. Specific health topics include obesity, diabetes, cancer, and sickle cell disease. She is skilled in designing, implementing and evaluating theory-based and culturally-competent interventions, as well as conducted community-based participatory research.