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Randolph Devereaux, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Randy Devereaux is an Associate Professor and Discipline Chair for Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Louisiana Campus. He also serves as the Department Chair for Biomedical Sciences. He has an MSPH from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Health Education/Health Promotion/Health Behavior from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). His training included a competitive internship at the CDC in Atlanta.  During his 25-year career, he has taught medical school courses in neuroscience, psychiatry, population health, health promotion, disease prevention, epidemiology, biostatistics, research methodology, and evidence-based medicine and been the Research Director for several Graduate Medical Education programs, including Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Transition Year. Before joining VCOM, Dr. Devereaux was Program Director for the Department of Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. His additional roles at Mercer included course director of four population health and evidence-based medicine courses and Assistant Director of the 350 + physician Community Preceptor Network. He has mentored first-, second-, and fourth-year students conducting community- and clinical-based interventions during their rotations in medically underserved and rural Georgia. Dr. Devereaux has received seven teaching awards since 2013.  Dr. Devereaux’s research interests include both public health and clinical studies. He has been director or manager for several NIH-funded studies. His research has included poverty, adolescent development, HIV & STI prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, drinking and driving, the epidemiology of sepsis, acute coronary syndrome, and medication adherence. His emerging research interests include the effects of yoga, meditation, breathing, and mindfulness on stress reduction, reducing hypertension, and increasing perceived quality of life.