Lisa Ripper, MPH, CPH

  • Community Health Research Manager

Lisa Ripper, MPH, CPH (she/her/hers) is the Community Health Research Manager in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. She manages and coordinates community-based, stakeholder-engaged research and evaluation with children, adolescents, and young adults as part of the Miller Lab and The Pittsburgh Study. She also trains physicians, researchers, faculty, and staff across the University of Pittsburgh on community research methods. Her areas of focus include violence prevention, community health initiatives, school-based research, and implementation and dissemination science. She serves on the Futures Without Violence Coaching Boys into Men National Advisory Council. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and her Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Lisa is Certified in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Education & Training

  • BS, Sport and Exercise Science, Gannon University, 2011
  • MPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

Selected Publications

Ripper L, Ciaravino S, Jones K, Jaime MCD, Miller E. Use of a respondent generated personal code for matching anonymous adolescent surveys in longitudinal studies. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017.   PMID  28279541.

Abebe KZ, Jones KA, Ciaravino S, Ripper L, Paglisotti T, Morrow SE, Grafals M, Van Dusen C, Miller E.  A cluster-randomized trial of a middle school gender violence prevention program: design, rationale, and sample characteristics. [Epub ahead of print August 15 2017]. Contemporary Clinical Trials. PMID: 28821469.

Abebe KZ, Jones KA, Culyba AJ, Feliz NB, Anderson H, Torres I, Zelazny S, Bamwine P, Boateng A, Cirba B, Detchon A, Devine D, Feinstein Z, Macak J, Massof M, Miller-Walfish S, Morrow SE, Mulbah P, Mulwa Z, Paglisotti T, Ripper L, Ports KA, Matjasko JL, Garg A, Kato-Wallace J, Pulerwitz J, Miller E. Engendering healthy masculinities to prevent sexual violence: Rationale for and design of the Manhood 2.0 trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018. PMID: 28902967.

Miller E, Jones KA, Ripper L, Paglisotti T, Mulbah P, Abede KZ. An athletic coach-delivered middle school gender violence prevention program: A cluster randomized clinical trial.  JAMA Pediatrics. 2020.

McCray K, Milroy J, Ripper L, Yore J, Wyss N, Pinero B, Lee D, Kelly S, Kaufman K, Hanna K, Bastile K, Raj A. Preventing sexual violence: The role of sport in opportunities for change. Health Education and Behavior. [submitted]

Fenn M, Ripper L, Hill A, Mulbah P, Kass NM, Miller E. A coach-delivered dating violence prevention program: Coach perspectives on implementation and dissemination. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. [under review]

Ray KN, Ettinger AK, Dwarakanath N, Mistry SV, Bey J, Chaves-Gnecco D, Alston KA, Ripper L, Lavage DR, Landsittel BP, Miller E. Rapid-cycle community assessment of health-related social needs of children and families during Coronavirus disease 2019. Academic Pediatrics. 2020.

Navratil J, Chugani CD, Golden D, Fuhrman B, Ripper L, Talis J, Miller E. The fundamental ethical concern is lack of school resources to ensure student well-being. American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20(10):65-66. doi:10.1080/15265161.2020.1806391


Scott T, Gutschow B, Ragavan MI, Massart M, Ho K, Ripper L, Muthama V, Miller M, Bey J, Abernathy P. A community partnered approach to promoting COVID-19 vaccine equity. Health Promotion Practice. [accepted]