E. Marshall Brooks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

E. Marshall Brooks, Ph.D.Team Member, Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Core: VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed)

Department: Family Medicine & Population Health

Email: edward.brooks@vcuhealth.org

One Capitol Square, 6th Floor, Room 620
830 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219


  • Ph.D. - Cultural Anthropology: Rutgers University, 2015
  • M.A. - Cultural Anthropology: Rutgers University, 2011
  • B.A. - Sociology and Anthropology: University of Florida - Gainesville, 2007

Keywords & Interest Areas

  • Social ecology of health
  • Medical education
  • Behavioral health
  • Substance use
  • Primary Care
  • Secularization
  • Religious change
  • Political culture

Professional Affiliation

  • North American Primary Care Research Group
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for the Anthropology of Religion
  • Canadian Anthropology Association

Awards & Honors

  • Pearl Award, North American Primary Care Research Group
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bevier Dissertation Writing Fellowship (declined)
  • Moffatt Inter-Religious Peace Grant
  • Hybrid Course Conversion Grant, Rutgers University
  • Bigel Award, Rutgers University
  • Waterman Special Opportunity Grant, Rutgers University
  • Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University

Selected Publications

  • Etz R, Gonzalez M, Brooks EM, Stange K. Less AND More Are Needed to Assess Primary Care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2017; 30(1):13-15. 2017
  • Bedoya P, Neuhausen K, Dow A, Brooks EM, Mautner D, Etz R. Student Hotspotting: Teaching Interprofessional Teamwork and the Role of Social Determinants of Health. Academic Medicine. First published online July 11, 2017. 07/2017
  • Brooks EM, Etz R, Tong S, Aycock R, Neuhausen K. Barriers Beyond Access: A Qualitative Study of Challenges to Care in an Urban Safety-Net Behavioral Health System. Mental Health in Family Medicine. 2017; 13:423-427. 2017
  • Brooks EM, Gonzalez M, Eden A, O’Neal J, Sabo R, Etz R. What do Family Physicians Really Think of Maintenance of Certification Part II Activities? Forthcoming, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

Books, Book Chapters, Monographs

  • Brooks EM. Disenchanted Lives: Apostasy and Ex-Mormonism among the Latter-day Saints. Forthcoming, Rutgers University Press, 2018. 2018

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