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Ray Merrill

Director
Public Health

2063 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Ray M. Merrill is a Professor in the Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University. He joined the BYU faculty in 1998, following employment as a Mathematical Statistician in the Applied Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.

Research Interests

Cancer epidemiology
Evaluation of Health Interventions
Religion and Health

Teaching Interests

HLTH 345 Principles of Epidemiology
HLTH 440 Computer Applications in Epidemiology
HLTH 441 Clinical Trials
HLTH 442 Special Topics in Epidemiology
HLTH 443 Field Epidemiology
HLTH 602 Epidemiology
HLTH 604 Biostatistics

Education

  • MPH, Quantitative Methods , Harvard University (1995)
  • PHD, Applied Statistics , Arizona State University (1994)
  • MS, Managerial Economics , Brigham Young University (1989)
  • BA, Political Science/English , Brigham Young University (1986)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (2009 - 2021)
  • Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (2006 - 2021)
  • College of Life Sciences Outstanding Research Award (2017 - 2017)
  • Nominated for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Distinguished Alumni Award, National Cancer Institute (2016 - 2016)
  • Meritorious Poster Submission, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2013 - 2013)
  • Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award, Brigham Young University (2012 - 2012)
  • Honored Faculty Lecturer, College of Health & Human Performance, Brigham Young University (2008 - 2008)
  • Public Health Hero Award, The Utah Public Health Association (2004 - 2004)
  • Visiting Scholar, International Agency for Research on Cancer (2001 - 2002)
  • Young Scholar, Brigham Young University (2001 - 2001)

Memberships

  • International Epidemiological Association (2005 - 2020)
  • American Academy of Health Behavior (2000 - 2020)
  • American College of Epidemiology (1996 - 2020)
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research (1996 - 2020)

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, University of Utah Health Promotion and Education (2020 - 2020)
  • Other, University of Utah School of Medicine - Family and Preventive Medicine (2020 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Hindawi (2017 - 2020)
  • Board Member, Annals of Chronic Diseases (2016 - 2020)
  • Board Member, Current Updates in Aging (2016 - 2020)
  • Board Member, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity (2016 - 2020)
  • Board Member, World Journal of Methodology (2016 - 2020)
  • Member, Utah County Coalition, DPC Community Board (2013 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Cancer Reports (2011 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, World Journal of Methodology (2011 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, American Journal of Health Behavior Editorial Board (2007 - 2020)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Cancer Research Center Board Member at Brigham Young University (2003 - 2020)
  • Other, David M. Kennedy Center (1999 - 2020)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal Article Reviewer (1996 - 2020)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity (2007 - 2016)
  • Other, Brigham Young University (2013 - 2013)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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Brianna Michele Magnusson Siena F Davis Sarah A VanWagenen Callie R Thackeray Rickelle Richards Ray M Merrill
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Michael C Harding Chantel D Sloan Ray M Merrill Tiffany M Harding Brian J Thacker Evan L Thacker
Reshley Dalisay Ray M Merrill
Natalie Dayton Ray M Merrill Carl L Hanson
Deson Haynie Ray M Merrill
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Kristine Marie Tanner Shawn L Nissen Ray M Merrill Alison Miner Ron W Channell Karla L Miller Mark R Elstad Katherine A Kendall Nelson Roy
Jenny L Pierce Kristine Marie Tanner Ray M Merrill Karla L Miller Bala K Ambati Katherine A Kendall Nelson Roy
Alison Miner Kristine Marie Tanner Shawn L Nissen Ray M Merrill Karla L Miller Victoria Lovett Ron W Channell Mark Elstad Katherine Kendall Nelson Roy
Kristine Marie Tanner Ray M Merrill
Steven M Thygerson L Fabian Ray M Merrill
Amanda Heller Kristine Marie Tanner Nelson Roy Shawn L Nissen Ray M Merrill Karla Miller Daniel R Houtz Julia Ellerston Katherine Kendall
Kristine Marie Tanner Nelson Roy Ray M Merrill Katherine Kendall Karla L Miller Daniel O Clegg Amanda Heller Daniel R Houtz Mark Elstad Shawn L Nissen
Riley J Hedin Ray M Merrill Anna Fondario
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Paul Matiaco Joseph Lyon Ray M Merrill
Kristine Marie Tanner Nelson Roy Ray M Merrill Cara Sauder Daniel R. Houtz Marshall E. Smith
Allison Anderson K Henry Ray M Merrill Anita Kinney
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Ray M Merrill Arielle Sloan Erin Johnson
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Joshua Calvert Ray M Merrill Rickelle Richards Arielle Sloan
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