Richard Crosby, PhD

Professor/Department Chair
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Department of Health Behavior
121 Washington Avenue, Suite 111
Lexington, KY
USA 40506

Biographical Sketch:
Richard A. Crosby is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior. His scholarship has included the publication of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and two textbooks designed for MPH students (one book is about behavioral theory and the other is about research methods for health promotion). Dr. Crosby has a passion for research, especially behavioral research pertaining to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. He currently conducts several studies that focus on various behavioral issues related to condom use. His passion for research is only surpassed by his love for teaching. Dr. Crosby has taught courses in health behavior, behavioral theory, research methods, adolescent health, and biostatistics. He was also as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the American Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, working in the Division of STD Prevention at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at the Rollins School of Public Health (Emory University). Dr. Crosby later became an Assistant Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health. He joined the faculty at the UK College of Public Health in 2004. Dr. Crosby is the original developer and researcher of the Focus on the Future (FOF) intervention. Crosby R, DiClemente R, et al. A brief, clinic-based, safer sex intervention for heterosexual African American men newly diagnosed with an STD: A randomized controlled trial. Research and Practice. 2009; 99: 1-8.