Arnethea Sutton

Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(804) 828-1948

813 W Franklin ST (new STEM building 6th floor)


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2022
  • Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences (Concentration: Clinical Laboratory Sciences), Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2017
  • M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2006
  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, 2006

Research Interests

Sutton has research interests in identifying and understanding the association between sociodemographic, healthcare and psychosocial factors and racial disparities in cardiovascular toxicities amongst breast cancer survivors. She has expertise in identifying multilevel factors that contribute to racial inequities and racial disparities in cancer. Specifically, her work focuses on understanding psychosocial, sociocultural and cancer care delivery factors that contribute to poorer outcomes in Black women with breast cancer. 

Select Publications

  • Sutton, A.L., Felix, A.S., Wahl, S., et. al. (2022). Racial disparities in treatment‑related cardiovascular toxicities amongst women with breast cancer: a scoping review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
  • Sutton, A.L., Felix, A.S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Retnam, R., Hundley, W.G., & Sheppard, V.B. (2021). Cardioprotective medication use in Black and White breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
  • Sutton, A.L., Hagiwara, N., Perera, R., & Sheppard, V.B. (2020). Assessing perceived discrimination as reported by black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Sutton, A.L., Henderson, Al, Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A., Tanner, E., Khan, M., & Sheppard, V.B. (2019). Black Women’s Confidence in the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • Sutton, A.L., Salgado, T.M., He, J., Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A, & Sheppard, V.B. (2020). Sociodemographic, Clinical, Psychosocial, and Healthcare-related Factors associated with Beliefs about Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy among Breast Cancer Survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer.
  • Sutton, A.L., Preston, M., Thomson, M., Litzenberg, C., Taylor, T.F., Cole, E., & Sheppard, V.B. (2019). Reaching rural residents to identify colorectal cancer education and intervention targets. Journal of Cancer Education.
  • Sutton, A.L. Hurtado-de-Mendoza, A., Quillin, J., Rubinsak, L., Temkin S.M., Gal, T. & Sheppard, V.B. (2019). Reducing Disparities in Receipt of Genetic Counseling for Underserved Women at Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Journal of Women's Health.
  • Sutton, A.L., He, J., Tanner, E., Edmonds, M.C., Henderson, A., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., & Sheppard, V.B. (2019). Understanding medical mistrust in Black women at risk of BRCA 1/2 mutations. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice.


  • HPEX 435 - Health Disparities in the U.S.