Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, MPH

Contact Dr. Zeigler-Johnson

834 Chestnut Street
Suite 314
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-7726
(215) 503-9506 fax


Post-Doc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 2004
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - 1998
MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - 1997
BS, Albright College, Reading, PA - 1992

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Charnita Zeigler-Johnson studies prostate cancer disparities and risk factors that influence prostate cancer occurrence, progression and treatment outcomes.  These risk factors include genetic polymorphisms, inflammation biomarkers, race/ethnicity, obesity, baldness, socioeconomic status and neighborhood characteristics.  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 her post-doctoral work in molecular epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania where she is an Adjunct Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  Dr. Zeigler-Johnson serves as co-investigator for the Study of Clinical Outcomes, Risk and Ethnicity and research collaborator for the PROGRÈS Study in Senegal, West Africa.   Dr. Zeigler-Johnson is also a member of the Men of African Descent and Prostate Cancer Consortium and the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium.