John Fuller

A headshot of John Fuller

2023 BRIDGE Cohort


John Fuller (he/him) is a cancer health equity researcher, Centennial Scholar, George W. Woodruff Fellow, and a doctoral student in the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Originally from Akron, OH, John is an alumnus of The Ohio State University, where he earned his B.S. in Human Development and Family Science, magna cum laude, with honors research distinction; a minor in Global Public Health, and a certificate in Health Communication.

John’s high-impact, award-winning scholarship is nationally recognized. Additionally, John has served as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded co-investigator. John is a professional speaker with numerous authored and co-authored abstracts. Under the direction of Dr. Ernest Hawk, John recently completed an NCI R25E fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Daring to end health disparities and achieve health equity for all, John’s interdisciplinary research training is informed by his interests in examining how social determinants of health intersect with systems of oppression to influence population health outcomes for Black LGBTQ+ people.

Outside of research, John is highly involved in undergraduate teaching, student advocacy, and mentoring/volunteering. John’s intention in all his capacities is to create structural and transformational change for people with marginalized identities.