Dr. Mignonne Guy


Assistant Professor
(804) 828-7038


Ph.D. (2009) in Higher Education, The University of Arizona

Biographical Statement

Mignonne C. Guy received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from The University of Arizona and shortly thereafter, completed her postdoctoral training focusing on tobacco control in the National Cancer Institute R25T Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the Arizona Cancer Center.

Prior to her arrival in 2014 at Virginia Commonwealth University, she held appointments as a Research Associate in the Department of Health Sciences Research at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an Assistant Research Scientist in the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research at the University of Arizona. She is a former health disparities scholar for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and is currently a Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader for the Intercultural Cancer Council.

Research Interests

Dr. Guy’s work has included small to large-scale health services and outcomes research studies involving multiple stakeholders as well as applying the principles and practices of community-engaged research in cancer and chronic disease prevention. Her research agenda centers on three complementary areas of cancer prevention in multi-ethnic and underserved populations: 1) understanding socio-cultural, behavioral, and structural/institutional factors that present barriers to the prevention of cancer, 2) culturally tailored interventions, and 3) improving access to and utilization of health care services by increasing the reach of evidence-based practices through dissemination research. Her work utilizes mixed-methods and often incorporates community-engaged research approaches. 


Tobacco Control

Murphy AB, Akereyeni F, Nyame YA, Guy MC, Walker K, Allen D, Kittles RA, Ahaghotu CA. Smoking and risk of prostate cancer in a multi-ethnic sample. The Prostate. 2013; 73(14): 1518-1528.
Goldade K, Guo H, Des Jarlais D, Connett JE, Whembola GL, Owen G, Guy MC, Okuyemi K. Homeless former smokers’ interest in helping homeless current smokers quit. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2012; 27(2): 90-3.
Guy MC, Seltzer RGN, Cameron M, Pugmire J, Michael SS, Leischow SJ. The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline: Examining the relationship between smokers’ mode of entry into quitlines and treatment outcomes. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2012; 36(1): 3-11.
Baezconde-Garbanati L, Guy MC, Soto C. The use of quitlines among priority populations in the U.S.: Lessons from the scientific evidence. North American Quitline Consortium. 2011.

Health Services

Khera N, Chang YH, Slack J, Fauble V, Sproat L, Palmer J, Adams R, Leis J, Noel P, Fitch T, Northfelt D, Guy M, Tilburt J, Mikhael J. Impact of race and ethnicity on outcomes and health care utilization after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Leukemia and Lymphoma. In press.
Olvey EL, Guy MC, Chang J, Skrepnek GH. A cost-effectiveness analysis of pharmacist-based Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in Medicare Part-D diabetic patients. American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits. In press.
Chang J, Guy MC, Rosales C, Zapien JG, Staten LK, Fernandez ML, Carvajal SC. Investigating social ecological contributors to diabetes within Hispanics in an underserved US-Mexico border community. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2013; 10(8): 3217-3232.
Perera PN, Guy MC, Sweaney AM, Boesen KP. Evaluation of prescriber responses to pharmacist recommendations communicated by fax in a medication therapy management program (MTMP). Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2011; 17(5): 345-354.
Perera PN, Guy MC, Boesen KP. The development and implementation of a telephone-based medication therapy management center. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy. 2011; 3(1):24-30.
Mahmood MH, Coons SJ, Guy MC, Pelletier K. Development and testing of the workplace stressors assessment questionnaire. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010; 52(12):1192-1200.
Coons SJ, Guy MC. Performing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for sudden cardiac arrest: Behavioral intentions among the general adult population in Arizona. Resuscitation. 2009; 80(3):334-340.
Lloyd C, Wassimi A, Weiser C, Reddick J, Scovis N, Guy MC, Boesen K. Medication therapy management services: Attitudes and factors affecting implementation by community pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association2009; 49(1):26-30.

Recent Courses

Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Undergraduate)


2013-2014 Research Grant (White, PI) 07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014
Mayo Clinic, Office of Health Disparities Research
Project title: Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity through Multi-Level Community Action
Award: $45,443
The goals of the proposed pilot study are to: (1) assess baseline BMI in the study cohort and examine the association between BMI and obesity-related factors, and (2) develop a culturally-tailored onsite multi-modal intervention for the prevention of obesity among Duval county, Florida youth.


2012-2017 5R01CA162393-03 (Larkey & Menon, Co-PIs) 06/01/2012 – 03/31/2017
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Project title: Navigation from Community to Clinic to Promote CRC Screening in Underserved Populations
Award: $2,926,871
The primary goals of this dissemination study are to: (1) test effectiveness of community group education + tailored navigation versus community group education only in increasing clinic attendance among low-income, multi-cultural Arizona residents aged 50 or older, (2) track effects of Phase I intervention assignment on increasing CRC test completion among those who attend clinic, (3) to determine the cost-effectiveness of each phase of the interventions on increasing CRC screening completion among low-income, multicultural Arizona residents aged 50 to 75 years, and (4) examine the levels of program dissemination from community to clinic to final screenings using the RE-AIM model, asking, "What is the degree of Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance of the community-to-clinic navigation, and clinic-to-screening outcomes?"


2011-2012 5R25CA07844714 (Alberts, PI) 09/21/2010 – 08/31/2015
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Research Training Grant
Award: $2,500,000
This grant has been awarded to the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program at the Arizona Cancer Center (AZCC), University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson to train four postdoctoral fellows per year. The primary goal of this R25T dissemination and implementation study is to understand how quitlines integrate activities into practices of other tobacco control stakeholders (i.e., agencies, organizations and systems) serving vulnerable and underserved populations.


2010-2011 3U54CA143924-05 (Brown & Sanderson, Co-PIs) 09/01/2010-08/31/2011
National Cancer Institute, The Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) Project
Project title: Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Behaviors of the Hopi Tribe
Award: $120,000
The goal of this pilot project is to use a community-based participatory research approach in order to develop a culturally appropriate cancer-focused risk factor survey for the Hopi people and to increase the research capacity of Northern Arizona University investigators in health-related survey design.


2009-2011 Research Grant (Leischow, PI) 06/15/2009 – 03/07/2011
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Sciences
Project title: Knowledge Integration in Quitlines: Networks that Improve Cessation
KIQNIC2: Networks to Improve Smoking Cessation Outreach and Promotion in African American and Latino Populations
Award: $156,186
The primary goal of dissemination study is to determine the structure of the networks of tobacco cessation services in the U.S. and the role centrality of state quitlines within such networks in order to examine the effectiveness of reducing tobacco-related cancer disparities through outreach and promotion strategies targeting African American and Latino populations.


2007-2009 Research Grant (Pelletier, PI) 12/01/2007 – 06/30/2009
Wylie Laboratories
Project title: Workplace Health and Application of Wellness Strategies
Award: $273,000
The purpose of this study is to develop and validate an instrument to assess workplace stress/strain.
2007-2008 Research Grant (Coons, PI) 12/01/2007 – 03/31/2008
Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona
Project title: Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Behavioral Intentions among the General Population in Arizona
Award: $21,350
This primary objective of this study is to conduct a general population survey to assess behavioral intentions to perform CPR.