Wornie Reed

Wornie Reed, Director, Race and Social Policy Center

Wornie Reed, Director, Race and Social Policy Center
Wornie Reed, Director, Race and Social Policy Center

Department of Sociology
562C McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-3496 | wornie@vt.edu

Dr. Wornie Reed is the Director of the Race and Social Policy Center in the Department of Sociology.

Current Projects:

  • Labor Market Discrimination Book
  • Blacks in Virginia Book
  • Lead Poisoning and Violence
  • Race 
  • Ethnic Health Disparities
  • Social Policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ph.D., Boston University
  • M.A., Boston University
  • B.S., Alabama State University
  • Director, Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Tech
  • Africana Studies Program, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, former Director
  • Urban Child Research Center, Cleveland State University, former Director
  • The William Monroe Trotter Insitute, former Director
  • Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University, former Director
  • Prostate Net Award (PHTV team), New York City (2005) 
  • Regional Television Emmy Award, Cleveland, Ohio (2003, 2000) 
  • National Headliners Award, 2nd Place for Public Service (PHTV team with WEWS TV) (2000)

Books

Reed, W.  and Byrd, C. The Continuing Cost of Labor Market Discrimination (forthcoming, Lexington Press)

Reed, W. Medical Care Choice Behavior of Medicare Beneficiaries (in press, Mellen Press)

  • Co-PI, “Navigating Low-Income African Americans through Cancer Clinical Trials” (Funded by the National Cancer Institute, 2007-2008, $99,136)
  • Co-PI, “Patient Navigator Video Training for Cancer in Low-Income African Americans” (Funded by the National Cancer Institute, 2006-2007, $99,643)
  • Co-Investigator, “Latino Faith-Based Cancer Outreach,” (Funded by the National Cancer Institute, 2004-2005, $138,723).

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