Dr. Joann T. Richardson is the Interim Department Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the College of Humanities and Sciences here at VCU. She also serves as Program Coordinator for the Community Health Education concentration. Her first faculty appointment was from 1991-1994 in the VCU School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacy Administration. She returned to VCU in 1998 and was tenured in 2004 as an Associate Professor.
Currently, her main teaching focus areas are: Health Disparities, Global Health Promotion, and Disease Identification, Prevention and Control. She also directs Health Promotion Service Learning-Study Abroad experiences that involve student engagement with community partners in developing countries.
Her research interests target primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases in underserved, disadvantaged populations with particular emphasis on HIV, breast cancer and prostate cancer.