Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor



834 Chestnut Street
Suite 314
Philadelphia , PA 19107

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Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Research & Practice Interests

Prostate Cancer Disparities
Risk Factors Related to Prostate Cancer Occurrence, Progression, and Treatment
Cancer Prevention in High-Risk Populations


Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Recent Publications

University Appointments

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health
Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College


Dr. Charnita Zeigler-Johnson studies cancer disparities and risk factors that influence cancer occurrence, progression, and treatment outcomes.  Her research focus includes prostate cancer, genetic polymorphisms, biomarkers, obesity, socioeconomic status and neighborhood characteristics that vary by race/ethnicity.  She also conducts multi-level and multi-disciplinary research in the development of community-based interventions.  Her research goals are to identify possible modes of cancer prevention in high-risk populations and to provide new understanding about how contextual factors influence disease outcomes.

Dr. Zeigler-Johnson received MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed post-doctoral work in molecular epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania where she has served as Adjunct Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  Dr. Zeigler-Johnson is an active member of the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium and the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition.