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Cynthia Newton, Ph.D.

Cynthia Newton

Director of the Biomedical, Behavioral, and Allied Health Center

Campus Address: 2 N Capitol Ave

Email: cnewton [at] desu.edu


  • BA, Assumption College, 1994
  • MPA, Clark University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Northeastern University, 2004

Research Interests

My primary area of research is in food security. I am also currently working on homeless housing pilot interventions, and indoor air quality in low SVI (Social Vulnerability Index) communities.

Research Expertise

  • Survey Design

Consultation Expertise

I can provide guidance and connections for community-engaged research, policy and program evaluation, and partnering on grant applications.

Selected Publications

  • “Civics for Adults,” 7 segments created and presented as part of a video project for the Delaware League of Women Voters, August 2017 - September 2018, Dover, DE

  • Expert Reviewer for Wise Wire’s OpenStax American Politics textbook project in conjunction with Pearson Education Publishing and Rice University, 2015 - 2016


  • DHSS AHL, PD, 7/23-6/24, $50,000, “Capitol Park Summer Youth Program”
  • DHSS AHL, PD, 7/22-6/23, $50,000, “Capitol Park Summer Youth Program”

  • DHSS AHL, PD, 7/21-6/22, $75,000, “Capitol Park Summer Youth Program”

  • Kent County Community Service, PI, 7/23 - 6/24, $14,000, “Community Youth Program Support”

  • Catholic Charities USA, Co-PI, 7/23 - 6/24, “Evaluation of the Healthy Housing Initiative Pilot Program”

  • RCMI/IHER, CED Core Co-Lead, 7/23 - 6/24

  • RCMI IHER, CED Co-Lead, 7/22 - 6/23

  • INBRE, supplemental lab supply funding, 7/23 - 6/24