Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES
2365 Harrodsburg Road
Suite A230
Lexington, KY
Contact: | 859.218.2102



DrPH, Health Behavior

University of Kentucky


MPH, Public Health Education

Western Kentucky University


BS, Psychobiology

Centre College


Dr. Robin C. Vanderpool is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. Dr. Vanderpool also serves in two leadership roles for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated UK Markey Cancer Center (MCC): Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and Co-Director of the Behavioral and Community-Based Research Shared Resource Facility. Currently, Dr. Vanderpool serves as Principal Investigator (PI) of the Appalachian Center for Cancer Education, Screening, and Support, a collaborating center of the CDC- and NCI-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network; site PI for the NCI-Federal Communications Commission L.A.U.N.C.H. demonstration project in Appalachian Kentucky; and project lead on three NCI administrative supplements awarded to MCC focused on HPV vaccination, community health education in Appalachian Kentucky, and catchment area population health assessment. Dr. Vanderpool is involved in several national cancer control initiatives through CPCRN and recently served as the chair of the NCI Accelerating Rural Cancer Control Research meeting in May 2018. In September 2018, Robin will co-chair the 15 Years of Health Information National Trends Survey conference at NIH. From 2000 to 2010, Dr. Vanderpool was part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service through funding awarded locally to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Control Program. During her time with the CIS, she served as a both health educator and senior research coordinator.

Research Interests:
  • Cancer screening
  • Rural and Appalachian health
  • HPV vaccination
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Health communication
  • Implementation science