Saint Louis University

Jeffrey Mayer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science & Health Education

 Jeffrey Mayer, PhD

Research Interests: Evaluations of Community-Based Programs Addressing Childhood Immunization, Injury Prevention, Prenatal Care Utilization, Maternal Tobacco Use, and Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Courses: PUBH-501-01, 02, and 03 Foundations of Public Health Practice 

Education History: PhD Community Psychology Michigan State University 1987
BA Psychology State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1977

SLU Faculty since: 1991

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In 2002, Jeffrey Mayer, PhD received the inaugural Public Health Systems Research Award from the Association for Health Services Research and Policy.

In 2001, an article he co-authored was selected by the Society for Community Research and Action as one of the most influential published during the past 25 years. Dr. Mayer has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Danforth Foundation, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Kauffman Foundation, among others.

He reviews for several peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Recent projects have focused on formative and impact evaluations of community-based programs addressing childhood immunization, injury prevention, prenatal care utilization, maternal tobacco use, and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Over the past few years, Mayer has worked with several hospital systems on their Community Benefit initiatives, and collaborated with the Catholic Health Association to provide expert guidance for development of CHA's 2009 publication, "Evaluating Community Benefit Programs."

Prior to joining the faculty at SLU, Dr. Mayer was Director of Research at the National Association of City and County Health Officials, and a Senior Associate in the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division of GAO, where he conducted policy evaluation studies for the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families of the U.S. Congress. He teaches in the areas of community intervention and program evaluation, and mentors both M.P.H. and Ph.D. students.

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