College of Health and Human Performance

Gabrielle Darville (Ph.D. ’16)

Educator, health researcher and former CDC fellow

Gabrielle Darville (Ph.D. ’16)

Gabrielle Darville, Ph.D., MPH, CHES is a native of the Bahamas and a 2016 graduate of the Department of Health Education and Behavior. Prior to enrolling at UF, Dr. Darville completed her MPH at the University of Southern Mississippi and was formerly employed as a health communication fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

She is currently employed as an instructor at the University of Georgia where she serves in an evaluation coordination role for the College of Public Health – Academic Affairs. To date, she also serves as editorial associate for Eta Sigma Gamma’s journal — The Health Educator, health literacy subcommittee chair for the Society for Health Communication, and member of the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium — HPV Prevention and Education Workgroup.

Darville's research focuses on the use of health information technologies (e.g., mass media, digital gaming and mHealth) to impact HPV vaccine informed decision making among adolescents and young adults. She also has an interest in using new media in community-based participatory research and health promotion interventions designed for racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring her students and reminds them daily of how great The Gator Nation truly is!

[Profile added in 2018]

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