Carlin Rafie, PhD

Assistant Professor

Graduate Program Faculty

Behavioral and Community Science
Need-based community program development

Lifestyle modification program development for improved health outcomes

Cancer risk reduction and improved cancer survivorship

Methods of community engagement in research

Last five years:

Rafie C, Ayers A, Cadet D, Quillin J. Reaching hard to reach populations with hard to communicate messages: Efficacy of a Breast Health Research Champion Training Program. Journal of Cancer Education, 2014, August.

Ports K, Ayers A, Crocker W, Hart A, Rafie, C. Community Perceptions and Utilization of a Consumer Health Center. Accepted for publication. Journal of the Medical Library Association. July, 2014.

Kim RB, Phillips A, Herrick K, Helou M, Rafie C, Anscher MS, Mikkelsen RB, Ning Y.Physical activity and sedentary behavior of cáncer survivors and non-cancer individuals: results from a national survey. PLoS One.  2013;8(3):e57598.  

Mosavel M, Rafie C, etc.Opportunities to reduce cancer barriers: Community town halls and provider focus groups. Journal of Cancer Education. 2012, 10.1007/s13187-012-.0423-3.

Rafie, C, Campa A, Smith S, Huffman F, Newman F, Baum MK.Cocaine Reduces Thymic Endocrine Function: Another Mechanism for the Accelerated HIV Disease Progression. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2011 Aug;27(8):815-22.

Baum MK, Sales S, Jayaweera DT, Lai S, Bradwin G, Rafie C, Page JB, Campa A. Co Infection with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in HIV-Positive Drug Users in Miami. HIV Medicine. HIV Medicine.  2011 Feb;12(2):78-86.

Last five years:

First authored abstracts:

Rafie, C:  A model for cancer assessments that generate effective local action targeting cancer disparities:  Role of the quality of cancer care continuum.  Presentation at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, MA, November 2 – 6, 2013.

Rafie C, Smith A, Mathena S, Young J, Gregory K, Korshin T, Martin J, Cassel B, Shickle L, Hager M, Hackney MH, Mosavel M, Jones R, Houlihan R, Ginder G,. Targeting Interventions and Mobilizing Resources to Further State Cancer Action Plans Through Comprehensive Cancer Needs Assessments of Health Districts. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference, May, 2012.

Rafie C, Mosavel M, Cadet D, Moghanaki D, Hall P, Flemming F, Malone N, Willis K, Booker C, Roberts J, Vinsh L, Delo P, Branch V, Ayers A, Roberts J.  Sustained Participation in Community Initiated Projects: A Model for Mutually Beneficial University-Community Partnerships.  Abstract accepted for presentation at the Cancer Health Disparities Program Meeting, 12 – 15 July 2011.

Co-authored abstracts:

Mosavel M, Rafie C, Cadet D, Moghanaki D, Hall P, Flemming F, Malone N, Willis K, Booker C, Roberts J, Vinsh L, Delo P, Branch V, Ayers A, Roberts J.  Contextualizing Community Cancer Outreach Efforts.  Abstract accepted for presentation at the Cancer Health Disparities Program Meeting, 12 – 15 July 2011.

Rafie, C:  A model for cancer assessments that generate effective local action targeting cancer disparities:  Role of the quality of cancer care continuum.  Presentation at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, MA, November 2 – 6, 2013.

Rafie, C and Ning, Y:  Diet and the Cancer Connection.  Presentation series given to community residents in four rural communities of Virginia.  January – August, 2013.

Rafie, C:  Saving lives through treatment, research, and education.  Presentation given at the Economic Development Conference Series:  Community Fiber Networks, Danville, VA, November 8 & 9, 2012.

Chair, Executive Committee, Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, 2014 - present

Board Member, Executive Committee, Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, 2011 – 2013

Member, Treatment Action Team, Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, 2009 - 2013

Member, American Public Health Association, 2013 – present

Member, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2009 – present

Member, Executive Board, Student Interest Group, The American Society for Nutrition, August, 2005 – 2008

President, Association of Graduate Students in Dietetics and Nutrition Florida International University, August, 2005 – July, 2007

2009, Ph.D., Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University
Dissertation: The Relationship of Thymulin Activity, Immune Parameters of HIV Disease Progression and Substance Use in a Cohort of HIV Seropositive Alcohol and Drug Users

1986, M.S., Food, Nutrition, and Institutional Administration, Oklahoma State University
Thesis:  Development of a high protein potato product using Torula Yeast

1983, B.S., Biology, Oklahoma State University

Carllin Rafie

540-231-3162
crafie@vt.edu

HNFE
321 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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