Candace Robertson-James

Candace Robertson-James, MPH
Department of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine, USA

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Candace Robertson-James, DrPH is an assistant professor of medicine in the Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research and research manager at the Women’s Health Education Program, Drexel University College of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Villanova University, Master of Public Health from MCP Hahnemann University and Doctor of Public Health from Drexel University School of Public Health. Dr. Robertson-James has participated in research involving health promotion interventions addressing disparate health outcomes and the role of intersecting inequalities and subjective social status in health disparities. Additionally, she developed and implemented a health educational program for women in prison. Dr. Robertson-James has led the Philadelphia Ujima Health Initiative, a community participatory research program that successfully utilized a gender informed model to improve participants’ adherence to screening recommendations and health behaviors in underserved communities.

Research Interest

Candace Robertson-James research interest includes Philosophy of Medicine, Social Research Methods and Methodology, Action Research, Research Methods and Methodology, and Participatory Research. Dr. Robertson-James also lead community participatory research initiatives promoting health in diverse and underserved communities.


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