Fedoria Rugless, PhD
Research Assistant Professor | Director of Research, Church Health
About Fedoria Rugless
Fedoria Rugless, PhD is a research assistant professor for the College of Health Sciences and serves as the director of research for Church Health beginning in November 2018. Prior to joining University of Memphis, her research interests have spanned from exposure effects and neuromotor performance, to patient centered outcomes, HIV surveillance, and cancer research. She has presented her research in various publications, and at many conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Rugless also has a passion for education and has served as adjunct faculty at various institutions within the region. She is also a certified clinical research professional through the Society of Clinical Research Associates. She is very enthusiastic about this role as it embodies both of her passions and areas of service in both the healthcare and research arenas.
This dual position was developed from the President's office in collaboration with Church Health leadership, with the vision of developing a nationally recognized collaborative research program between the University of Memphis and Church Health. In this role, Dr. Rugless works as a liaison between University of Memphis investigators and Church Health, with the goal of building a strong collaborative research network that enhances the community-based clinical work being done at Church Health, while providing University faculty with the opportunity to conduct research within a model healthcare organization. Dr. Rugless is very enthusiastic about this role as it embodies both of her passions and areas of service in both the healthcare and research arenas. Ultimately, she has a desire to reduce healthcare disparities within underserved populations, and for all to obtain holistic health and wellness.
PhD Epidemiology - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
BS Biomedical Sciences - Oakwood University