Nicole Vaughn, PhD

Dr. Vaughn, a research health psychologist, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the School of Health Professions at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She received her Masters and Doctorate in Medical Psychology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. Over the past decade, Dr. Vaughn has led and co-led community-based participatory research (CBPR) and health disparities projects focused on both adults and youth in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Recently, she was the principal investigator of a Comcast and United Healthcare funded project focused on prediabetes prevention and weight loss behaviors using the Project NOT ME® video series in African American churches entitled, “Getting People in Sync (GPS)”. She is currently expanding her chronic disease prevention research to better understand the decision-making process of community leaders who implement and translate evidence-based programming in minority communities. Finally, she is co-leading a research team to examine the impact of technology for improving care for high risk pregnant with gestational diabetes and hypertension in Camden, NJ.