College of Health Sciences
Dr. Cunningham received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from The College of William and Mary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined Walden University in 2018 and is currently serving as a contributing, part-time faculty in the College of Health Sciences.
Dr. Cunningham has taught and mentored undergraduate, graduate, and medical students and residents for more than 10 years. The courses she developed and taught focused on topics such as biostatistics, research methods, data management, statistical reasoning, statistics for healthcare professionals, data analytics, and evidence-based medicine.
As a researcher, Dr. Cunningham studies multilevel design, sample size calculation, and statistical methods in epidemiology. Her applied research interests include osteoporosis prevention, HIV treatment, health disparities, primary care, and geriatrics. She has served as the primary investigator, co-investigator, or principle statistician of several funded research projects from CDC, USAID, NHI and other funding sources. She has more than 40 publications and presentations on health-related research projects.