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Phone: 765-494-4280


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Carlos Mahaffey

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health

Areas of Expertise

  • Correctional health
  • HIV disparities
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Implementation science

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

Department of Public Health Research Area(s)

  • Health Disparities
  • Prevention Science
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Intervention and Implementation Science


Dr. Carlos Mahaffey has over a decade of experience in community-engaged implementation science, specifically with health intervention and promotion programs with marginalized communities. His training and research include projects across various settings including youth and adult correctional facilities, state government agencies, and metropolitan and rural communities.

Dr. Mahaffey’s research focuses on examining the systems and conditions that perpetuate health and racial disparities, impact sexual behavior, influence health utilization and help-seeking, and promote health equity.


  • PharmD, 2009, Florida A&M University
  • MPH, 2011, Morehouse School of Medicine


Current Courses

  • PUBH 501 - Intro to Health Equity