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Khary Rigg
Assistant Professor


Office: MHC 2716
Phone: 813/974-5476



Khary Rigg received his Ph.D. (medical sociology) from the University of Miami, and was a post-doctoral fellow (health services research) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (Center for Health Equity Research & Promotion) and University of Pennsylvania (Center for Public Health Initiatives). His primary research interests are in substance use, mental health, and HIV prevention. The majority of his research seeks to understand and prevent prescription drug abuse among populations including adolescents, treatment populations, military veterans, and racial/ethnic minorities. His work also focuses on the relationship between substance use and sexual risk taking. Dr. Rigg is currently the PI of a USF funded project looking at MDMA (ecstasy/molly) use among African-Americans, and its connection to sexual risk taking.