Community-based Approaches for Promoting Healthy Behaviors among African Americans with Hypertension

  • April 16, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm
  • Virtual Presentation through BlueJeans at
  • Please RSVP by emailing Lisa Maturo at
  • Please include your full name, email address, and institution/organization. 
  • We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

Dr. Cuffee’s presentation will provide an overview of her research examining the root causes of health disparities for African Americans living with hypertension and approaches for promoting behavioral and lifestyle change. She will present the results of her research which examines the psychosocial correlates of medication nonadherence, including race and gender-based discrimination, and home remedy use. Dr. Cuffee will also discuss her Clinical and Translational Research Institute KL2 funded narrative-based, storytelling intervention to promote lifestyle change among African Americans with hypertension. Dr. Cuffee will conclude the presentation by sharing the next steps and future directions for each area of research.

Meet the Speaker

Yendelela L. Cuffee, PhD, MPH

Dr. Yendelela Cuffee is a social epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research examines the psychosocial and behavioral determinants of health, including racial discrimination, positive affect, and spirituality in minority communities. Her experience includes working as a population health consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and CSRA, Inc. to evaluate the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care. Before joining the University of Delaware, Dr. Cuffee was an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Public Health Practice for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program. Dr. Cuffee developed and was the instructor for DrPH courses including Social Determinants of Health, Methods in Clinical and Public Health Interventions, Directed Studies in Public Health, Advanced Field Experience, and Introduction to Public Health.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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