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H. Virginia McCoy, Ph.D., M.S.

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H. Virginia  McCoy, Ph.D., M.S.


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Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Program Evaluation
  • Intervention Design and Assessment
  • Public Health Workforce
  • Migrant Farmworkers
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Health Disparities/Inequalities


1986 Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
1973 M.S.
University of Cincinnati
1966 B.S.
Longwood College



H. Virginia McCoy, Ph.D. , Professor, has served on the faculty for 27 years at Florida International University.  She currently is Doctoral Program Coordinator in the Department of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and teaches primarily doctoral courses in Grant Writing, Theory Development, and Policy/Practice in Health Promotion.  She is Director of the Florida site of the Puerto Rico-Florida Public Health Training Center.  She is a founding member of the Florida Public Health Institute (now Florida Institute of Health Innovation) Board of Directors.
Both her Master’s and Doctorate are from the University of Cincinnati.  Her research interests focus on HIV/AIDS prevention research among migrant workers in Immokalee, Florida.   Her current research funding is a public health training center with the University of Puerto Rico, the, in which she collaborates with the Florida Department of Health, local health departments,  and other PHTCs in Florida.   She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has made national and international presentations on her research.  She has maintained a funded research program in HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and health services research among minority populations for many years. 
Her past administrative accomplishments include leading initiatives to develop a doctoral program, online graduate certificates, an online degree, and achieved the maximum number of years of accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health and collaborated on continued accreditation of the School.  She has formalized partnerships with many community agencies in research, engagement and service activities.