Marcus Dumas

Health Promotion & Behavior

Curriculum Vitae

Health Promotion & Behavior

  • PhD, Health Promotion & Behavior, University of Georgia College of Public Health, 2021
  • MPH, Health Promotion & Health Education, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2009
  • BA, Sociology, Morehouse College, 2005
More About

Dr. Dumas has outreach experience working with youth. Through past experiences, he has an excellent ability to create and deliver health education programming. He has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyle, conducting community health needs assessments, and teaching health education courses

Areas of Expertise

Research: adolescent health, minority health, urban health, sexual health, and health equity
Teaching: online teaching, flipped classroom, active learning

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

UGA Future Faculty Fellow Program, Fall 2020
UGA Innovative & Interdisciplinary Research Grant Recipient, Spring 2020
Delta Omega, Beta Chi Chapter, University of Georgia
Blue Key National Honor Society, University of Georgia



Course Instruction

HPRB 3750: Foundations of Injury Prevention
HPRB 4400: Health Promotion Program Development
HPRB 5900: Capstone in Health Promotion and Behavior

Research Interests

Dr. Dumas prides himself on being a knowledgeable health educator and youth development programs professional. His current research interest is on sexual health education. During his Ph.D. process, his dissertation focused on exploring the sexual health information needs of adolescents. More specifically he examined perceived needs around sexual health education among adolescents, sources of sexual health information, and students’ preference in source characteristics and traits.

Selected Publications

Reina, A. M., Monsma, E. V., Dumas, M. D., & Gay, J. L. (2019). Body image and weight management among Hispanic American adolescents: Differences by sport type. Journal of Adolescence, 74, 229–239.