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Craig Fryer Dr.P.H.

Craig Fryer, Dr.P.H.

Associate Professor

Behavioral and Community Health
2324 School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-0818


  1. Dr.P.H., Columbia University, New York, NY
  2. M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Trained as behavioral scientist, Dr. Fryer utilizes mixed methods to examine the sociocultural context of health and health status, with an emphasis in community-engaged research. His work focuses on racial and ethnic health disparities in substance use and dependence, specifically tobacco and marijuana use among urban youth and young adult populations. Dr. Fryer is the Principal Investigator of the five-year, NIH-funded (National Cancer Institute) K01 career development award, Correlates of Nicotine Dependence among Urban African American Youth. Additionally, he is a Co-Investigator on the recently FDA/NCI-funded, Assessing Risk Perceptions for Small Cigars/Cigarillos among Young Adults and three grants within the M-CHE funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Collateral research endeavors include: African American men’s health; behavioral intervention research; and the respectful, recruitment and retention of underrepresented communities in research.