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Bettina F. Drake, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Graduate School

M.P.H., Epidemiology Concentration, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 2003

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, 2006

Post Doctoral Education

Alonzo Smythe Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006-2009

Teaching Appointments

Faculty, Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program

Honors and Awards

NIH Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program Awardee, 2007-2009

ASPH/CDC/PRC Research Fellow, 2004-2006

Leon Brachman Community Service Award, UNT Health Science Center, 2003

Intramural Research Training Awardee, National Institutes of Health, 2002

Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
office: (314) 747-4534

Selected Publications

Drake BF, Boyd D, Carter K, Gehlert S, Thompson VS. Barriers and Strategies to Participation in Tissue Research Among African-American Men. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26341221.

Brown KM, Drake BF, Gehlert S, Wolf LE, DuBois J, Seo J, Woodward K, Perkins H, Goodman MS, Kaphingst KA. Differences in preferences for models of consent for biobanks between Black and White women. J Community Genet. 2015 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26304495.

Arroyo-Johnson C, Allen ML, Colditz GA, Hurtado GA, Davey CS, Sanders Thompson VL, Drake BF, Svetaz MV, Rosas-Lee M, Goodman MS. A Tale of Two Community Networks Program Centers: Operationalizing and Assessing CBPR Principles and Evaluating Partnership Outcomes. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015;9
Suppl:61-9. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0026. PubMed PMID: 26213405.

Drake BF, Tannan S, Anwuri VV, Jackson S, Sanford M, Tappenden J, Goodman MS,  Colditz GA. A Community-Based Partnership to Successfully Implement and Maintain a Breast Health Navigation Program. J Community Health. 2015 Dec;40(6):1216-23. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0051-z. PubMed PMID: 26077018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4626535.

Drake BF, Abadin SS, Lyons S, Chang SH, Steward LT, Kraenzle S, Goodman MS. Mammograms on-the-go-predictors of repeat visits to mobile mammography vans in St Louis, Missouri, USA: a case-control study. BMJ Open. 2015 Mar 20;5(3):e006960. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006960. PubMed PMID: 25795693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4368932.

Drake BF, Colditz GA. Assessing cancer prevention studies: A matter of time. JAMA. 2009;302(19):2152-2153. 

Lathan C, Okechukwu C, Drake BF, Bennett GG. Racial differences in the perception of lung cancer: 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Cancer. 2010 Apr 15; 116(8): 1981-1986. PMCID: PMC285860.

Allen JD, Mohllajee AP, Shelton RC, Drake BF, Mars DR. A computer-tailored intervention to promote informed decision-making for prostate cancer screening among African-American men. American Journal of Men’s Health. Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print]. 2008.

Drake BF, Lathan C, Okechukwu C, Bennett GG. Racial Disparities in prostate cancer screening and family history. Annals of Epidemiology. 2008;18(7):579-583.

Elder K, Drake BF, Wagner S, Hebert JR. Social and clinical influences of prostate cancer treatment. Journal for Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2008;2(2): 125-131.

Drake BF, Keane TE, Moseley CM, Adams SA, Elder KT, Modayil MV, Ureda JR, Hébert JR. Prostate cancer disparities in South Carolina: Early detection, special programs, and descriptive epidemiology. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. 2006;102(7):241-249.

Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Fisher-Drake B. Home and community-based service use among older African American, Hispanic, and non Hispanic white women and men. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 2006;25(3&4):129-153.

Dr. Drake on PubMed


Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Drake BF. Home and Community-Based Service Use Among Older African American, Hispanic and non-Hispanic White Women and Men. Evidence-Based Interventions for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. S. M. Enguidanos (ed.), New York: Haworth Press: 129-153.