Vincent L. Mendy, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor
Concentration: Epidemiology


Office Phone: 601-979-3106



Institution and Location Degree  MM/YY Field of Study
Jackson State University Jackson, MS Doctor of Public Health 05/2014 Epidemiology
Jackson State University Jackson, MS Master of Public Health 05/2009 Epidemiology
University of Minnesota School of Public Health Coursework in Biostatistics 08/2006 Biostatistics
Rust College Holly Springs, MS Bachelor of Science 04/2006 Mathematics

Research /Professional Interests:

My research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. Understanding social determinants of cardiovascular health disparities and development of community-based interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk.


Selected Publications

  1. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Ogungbe O, Zhang L. Hypertension among Mississippi Workers by Sociodemographic Characteristics and Occupation, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Int J Hypertens. 2020;2020:2401747. Published 2020 Jul 16. doi:10.1155/2020/2401747.
  2. Williams JL, Sharma M, Mendy VL, Leggett S, Akil L, Perkins S. Using multi theory model (MTM) of health behavior change to explain intention for initiation and sustenance of the consumption of fruits and vegetables among African American men from barbershops in Mississippi. Health Promot Perspect. 2020 Jul 12;10(3):200-206. doi: 10.34172/hpp.2020.33. PMID: 32802756; PMCID: PMC7420166.
  3. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Payton M, Sims JN, Zhang L. Trends in the Stroke Death Rate Among Mississippi Adults, 2000-2016. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 Feb 14;16:E21. doi: 10.5888/pcd16.180425. PMID: 30767859; PMCID: PMC6395077.
  4. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Cannon-Smith G, Payton M, Enkhmaa B, Zhang L. Food Insecurity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Mississippi Adults. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Sep 15;15(9):2016. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15092016. PMID: 30223555; PMCID: PMC6165024.
  5. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Zhang L. Aspirin for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Sep 7;14:E77. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.170171. PMID: 28880838; PMCID: PMC5590489.
  6. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Cannon-Smith G, Payton M, Byambaa E, Zhang L. Electronic Cigarette Use among Mississippi Adults, 2015. J Addict. 2017;2017:5931736. doi: 10.1155/2017/5931736. Epub 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28900552; PMCID: PMC5576411.
  7. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Cannon-Smith G, Payton M. Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Mississippi Adults, 2001-2010 and 2011-2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Jun 22;14:E49. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.160554. PMID: 28641072; PMCID: PMC5484004.
  8. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Payton M, Cannon-Smith G. Association Between Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Sociodemographic Characteristics Among Mississippi Adults. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Dec 21;14:E137. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.170268. PMID: 29267157; PMCID: PMC5743024.
  9. Mendy VL, Vargas R, Payton M. Trends in mortality rates by subtypes of heart disease in Mississippi, 1980-2013. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017 Jun 15;17(1):158. doi: 10.1186/s12872-017-0593-3. PMID: 28619008; PMCID: PMC5472860.
  10. Mendy VL, Vargas R, El-Sadek L. Trends in Heart Disease Mortality among Mississippi Adults over Three Decades, 1980-2013. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 12;11(8):e0161194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161194. PMID: 27518895; PMCID: PMC4982678.

Research Support

Grant subaward #100-1091654-83591, NHLBI Funded Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health Related Research at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Mendy, Vincent (PI)

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