Corinne McDaniels-Davidson, PhD, MPH, CHES

Dr. McDaniels-Davidson is the Director of the SDSU Institute for Public Health (IPH), Associate Director of Public Health Practice for the SDSU School of Public Health (SPH), and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the division of Health Promotion and Behavior Science. She represents SDSU as the Deputy Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement for Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health and serves as the Evaluation Director for the Indian Health Council’s Native American Research Center on Health. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the Public Health Joint Doctoral Program from University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Ithaca College in New York.

Her research focuses broadly on cancer disparities and COVID-19 inequities, with special emphasis on HPV and community health worker-led interventions. She has expertise in curriculum development, research and evaluation design, data analysis, and health education in diverse social service and public health settings. As the Director of the IPH, Dr. McDaniels-Davidson oversees a staff of Research Scientists, Health Writers, and Public Health Professionals who collaborate on public health research and service projects with community-based and governmental agencies in and around California. She is a first-generation college student who is passionate about training the next generation of cancer researchers and public health practitioners.

Last Updated: 6/25/2023