JaNelle Ricks, DrPH, MPA

Associate Professor

Health Behavior and Health Promotion

JaNelle Ricks


1841 Neil Ave.
356 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: ricks.13@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-4216
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Ricks is a behavioral scientist and health equity advocate with training in health communication and policy,  who seeks to understand and address social and structural influences on the sexual and reproductive health of racially minoritized, sexual and gender minority, adolescent, and economically vulnerable populations. Across the sexual and reproductive health spectrum, her work is concentrated in three focal areas: STI/HIV prevention, the impact of trauma on engagement in health behavior, and access to contraception and abortion care. She uses mixed methods, with an emphasis on qualitative methodology, to develop and test interventions.