Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD, MA


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Jessica McDermott Sales, PhD, MA is Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Sales is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Sales received her PhD and MA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Using a biopsychosocial framework, Dr. Sales' research examines factors which enhance health promotion programs' successes, as well as uncover barriers or unmet needs of youth post-exposure to health promotion interventions. The ultimate goal of her research is the identification of critical intervention targets that optimize health promotion programs for youth thereby improving their health now and in the future.


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