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Mignonne Guy

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences Research
Virginia Common wealth University
United States of America


Mignonne C. Guy received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from The University of Arizona and shortly thereafter, completed her postdoctoral training focusing on tobacco control in the National Cancer Institute R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the Arizona Cancer Center. Prior to her arrival in 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University, she held appointments as a Research Associate in the Department of Health Sciences Research at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an Assistant Research Scientist in the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research at the University of Arizona. She is a former health disparities scholar for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and is currently a Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader for the Intercultural Cancer Council.

Research Interest

Dr. Guy’s work has included small to large-scale health services and outcomes research studies involving multiple stakeholders as well as applying the principles and practices of community-engaged research in cancer and chronic disease prevention. Her research agenda centers on three complementary areas of cancer prevention in multi-ethnic and underserved populations: 1) understanding socio-cultural, behavioral, and structural/institutional factors that present barriers to the prevention of cancer, 2) culturally tailored interventions, and 3) improving access to and utilization of health care services by increasing the reach of evidence-based practices through dissemination research. Her work utilizes mixed-methods and often incorporates community-engaged research approaches.


  • Guy MC, Seltzer RGN, Cameron M, Pugmire J, Michael SS, Leischow SJ. The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline: Examining the relationship between smokers’ mode of entry into quitlines and treatment outcomes. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2012; 36(1): 3-11.

  • Goldade K, Guo H, Des Jarlais D, Connett JE, Whembola GL, Owen G, Guy MC, Okuyemi K. Homeless former smokers’ interest in helping homeless current smokers quit. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2012; 27(2): 90-3.

  • Murphy AB, Akereyeni F, Nyame YA, Guy MC, Walker K, Allen D, Kittles RA, Ahaghotu CA. Smoking and risk of prostate cancer in a multi-ethnic sample. The Prostate. 2013; 73(14): 1518-1528.

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