Department of Public Health Education

Vincent T Francisco, Ph.D.

Vincent Francisco, Ph.D., Director of Dr.PH Program

Department of Public Health Education School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
(336)-334-5520 (office)
(336) 334-3238 (fax)


Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

PhD, Developmental and Child Psychology (1995)
Kansas University

MA, Human Development (1992)
Kansas University

Bachelor's of Art (1986)
Providence College

Research Interest

Community Research, Applied Research and Program Development, Systems Change, Empowerment, Capacity Building


Prior to his current position at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he was research faculty at the University of Kansas, where for 15 years he was Associate Director of the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, and is a co-inventor (with Fawcett and Schultz) of the Community Tool Box and a host of tools for evaluating and building the capacity of community health initiatives. Dr. Francisco previously served as research data coordinator in the Department of Child and Family Psychology and Psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital and the Brown University School of Medicine. That work focused on research in the areas of childhood depression, adolescent suicide, childhood survivors of cancer, enuresis and encopresis, eating disorders, stress and gestational diabetes among pregnant women, and risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS. In addition, Dr. Francisco also worked at a residential treatment facility for youth in central New Hampshire. This 50-bed residential and day treatment facility focused on the treatment of boys with emotional handicaps and behavior disorders due to a variety of experiences including childhood sexual assault, neglect, and physical abuse, as well as drug and gang involvement. This facility also had a second program focused on the day and residential treatment of boys and girls with behavior disorders due to autism and developmental disabilities. As assistant director of this facility, Dr. Francisco had primary responsibility for the intake, admission, and discharge of clients in all programs, as well as administrative functioning and licensing.

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