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Cheri Langley

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Health Education and Promotion

Dr. Langley received her PhD in Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham & the University of Alabama. Dr. Langley also holds an MPH in Epidemiology and International Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Dr. Langley has spent the last 9 years managing federal research grants at the University of Louisville focusing on teen pregnancy prevention and fatherhood engagement. In addition, she has also served as a contributing faculty member for Walden University for 5 years and continues her work at Walden currently as a dissertation mentor. Professionally, Dr. Langley has worked in public health in a variety of settings including epidemiology and health behavior at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Jefferson County Department of Health (Alabama), and at the University of Louisville. Dr. Langley has also experienced public health internationally including, Kingston, Jamaica, Bangkok, Thailand, and Kumasi, Ghana.


PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham/University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL United States

MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL United States

CHES Credentials, NCHEC


Langley, C. N. (2008). Acceptance of Voluntary Counseling, Testing and Treatment Among Pregnant Women in Ghana. . Ghana Medical Journal.

Langley, C. N., Barbee, A., Christensen, D., Archuleta, A., Sar, B., Karam, E., VanZyl, M., Cunningham, M., Borders, K. (2015). Enhancement of Reducing the Risk for the 21st Century: Improvement to a Curriculum Developed to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and STIs. American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Perry, A., Langley, C. N. (2013). Even with the best of intentions: Paternal involvement and the theory of planned behavior. . Family Process.

Langley, C. N. (2015). Father Knows Best: Paternal Presence and Sexual Behaviors in African-American Adolescents Living in Poverty.. Family Process.

Barbee, A., Cunningham, M., Antle, B., Langley, C. N., VanZyl, M. (2016). Impact of Two Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Interventions on Risky Sexual Behavior: A Three-Arm Cluster Randomized Control Trial. . American Journal of Public Health.

Perry, A., Lewis, S., Langley, C. N., Mazza, C. (2017). Never Married, Non-Resident Fathers.