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Faculty Profiles: Roberts, Henry W.

This guide provides information on Bethune-Cookman University faculty, including their research interests, accomplishments and activities, and brief biographical details.

Dr. Henry W. Roberts

Dr. Henry W. Roberts

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office Location: Rabbi Gainous Science Building – Room 128

Office Phone: (386) 481-2689‌


List of degrees: 

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida, December 2000

  • M.A.,  University of South Florida, May 1995

  • M.S.,  University of Central Florida, December 1991

  • B.S.,  Bethune-Cookman University, July 1989

Brief Biographical Sketch

Dr. Roberts is a 1989 graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. He holds a Doctorate degree in mathematics from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s degree in mathematical science from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at B-CU, Dr. Roberts was employed as a statistician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2000 - 2023.

He has authored 35 peer-reviewed research articles, primarily in the area of infectious and communicable diseases. Dr. Roberts has previously held adjunct professor of mathematics positions at Mercer University, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, University of South Florida, and the University of Central Florida. He is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Research Interests

Dr. Robert’s research interests include estimating the prevalence and incidence of viral hepatitis infections in the United States, and risk behaviors associated with the burden of viral hepatitis infections.


  1. Moorman AC, Bixler D, Teshale EH, Hofmeister M, Roberts H, Gupta N. Hepatitis C Virus–HIV Coinfection in the United States Among People Who Inject Drugs: Data Needed for Ending Dual Epidemics. Public Health Reports. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/00333549231181348

  2. Bixler D, Roberts H, Panagiotakopoulos L, Nelson NP, Spradling PR, Teshale EH. Progress and Unfinished Business: Hepatitis B in the United States, 1980-2019. Public Health Rep. 2023 Jun 9:333549231175548. doi: 10.1177/00333549231175548. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37300309.

  3. Adekoya N, Roberts H, Truman BI. Characteristics of Emergency Department Patient Visits Referred for Follow-Up Medical Care After Discharge, National Hospital Ambulatory Medicare Care Survey-United States, 2018. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 12;9:23333928221111269.   doi: 10.1177/23333928221111269. PMID: 35846946; PMCID: PMC9284197.

  4. Adekoya N, Roberts H, Truman BI. Visits Where Patients Were Told to Return Back to Emergency Departments, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2018. Int Jr Infect Dis & Epidemlgy. 2022;3(4):1‒4. DOI: 10.51626/ijide.2022.03.00032.

  5. Teshale EH, Roberts H, Gupta N, Jiles R. Characteristics of Persons Treated for Hepatitis C Using National Pharmacy Claims Data, United States, 2014-2020. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 29;75(6):1078-1080. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac139. PMID: 35171997.

  6. Roberts H, Ly KN, Yin S, Hughes E, Teshale E, Jiles R. Prevalence of HBV Infection, Vaccine-Induced Immunity, and Susceptibility Among At-Risk Populations: US Households, 2013-2018. Hepatology. 2021 Nov;74(5):2353-2365. doi: 10.1002/hep.31991. Epub 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34097776.

  7. Roberts H, Jiles R, Harris AM, Gupta N, Teshale E. Incidence and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis B, United States, 2013-2018. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Apr 1;48(4):305-309. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001359. PMID: 33492099.

  8. Kreisel KM, Spicknall IH, Gargano JW, Lewis FMT, Lewis RM, Markowitz LE, Roberts H, Johnson AS, Song R, St Cyr SB, Weston EJ, Torrone EA, Weinstock HS. Sexually Transmitted Infections Among US Women and Men: Prevalence and Incidence Estimates, 2018. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Apr 1;48(4):208-214. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001355. PMID: 33492089.

  9. Chesson HW, Spicknall IH, Bingham A, Brisson M, Eppink ST, Farnham PG, Kreisel KM, Kumar S, Laprise JF, Peterman TA, Roberts H, Gift TL. The Estimated Direct Lifetime Medical Costs of Sexually Transmitted Infections Acquired in the United States in 2018. Sex Transm Dis. 2021 Apr 1;48(4):215-221. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001380. PMID: 33492093.

  10. Roberts H, Boktor SW, Waller K, Daar ZS, Boscarino JA, Dubin PH, Suryaprasad A, Moorman AC. Underreporting of Hepatitis B and C virus infections - Pennsylvania, 2001- 2015. PLoS One. 2019 Jun 6;14(6):e0217455. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217455. PMID: 31170165; PMCID: PMC6553716.

  11. Ly KN, Miniño AM, Liu SJ, Roberts H, Hughes EM, Ward JW, Jiles RB. Deaths Associated With Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Residents in 50 States and the District of Columbia, 2016-2017. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 22;71(5):1149-1160. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz976. PMID: 31586173.

  1. Koneru A, Schillie S, Roberts H, Sirotkin B, Fenlon N, Murphy TV, Nelson NP. Estimating Annual Births to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen-Positive Women in the United States by Using Data on Maternal Country of Birth. Public Health Rep. 2019 May/Jun;134(3):255-263. doi: 10.1177/0033354919836958. Epub 2019 Apr 3. PMID: 30943844; PMCID: PMC6505332.

  2. Roberts H, Kruszon-Moran D, Ly KN, Hughes E, Iqbal K, Jiles RB, Holmberg SD. Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in U.S. households: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1988-2012. Hepatology. 2016 Feb;63(2):388-97. doi: 10.1002/hep.28109. Epub 2015 Oct 27. PMID: 26251317.

  3. Sharapov UM, Kentenyants K, Groeger J, Roberts H, Holmberg SD, Collier MG. Hepatitis A Infections Among Food Handlers in the United States, 1993-2011. Public Health Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb;131(1):26-9. doi: 10.1177/003335491613100107. PMID: 26843666; PMCID: PMC4716468.

  4. Iqbal K, Klevens RM, Kainer MA, Baumgartner J, Gerard K, Poissant T, Sweet K, Vonderwahl C, Knickerbocker T, Khudyakov Y, Xia GL, Roberts H, Teshale E. Epidemiology of Acute Hepatitis B in the United States From Population-Based Surveillance, 2006-2011. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 15;61(4):584-92. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ332. Epub 2015 Apr 22. PMID: 25904365.

  5. Roberts H, Myles RL, Truman BI, Dean HD. Association of Employee Attributes and Exceptional Performance Rating at a National Center of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 Jul-Aug;21(4):E10-7. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000157. PMID: 25271386; PMCID: PMC4600347.

  6. Kathleen Ly, MPH; Ruth Jiles, PhD; Monina Klevens, DDS; Elizabeth Hughes, DrPH, Henry Roberts, PhD; Eyasu Teshale, MD Global Virology: Hepatitis C Surveillance in the United States, Springer of Global Virology, 2015.

  7. Roberts HW, Utuama OA, Klevens M, Teshale E, Hughes E, Jiles R. The contribution of viral hepatitis to the burden of chronic liver disease in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;109(3):387-93; quiz 386, 394. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.477. Epub 2014 Jan 21.PMID: 24445570.

  8. Klevens RM, Liu S, Roberts H, Jiles RB, Holmberg SD. Estimating acute viral hepatitis infections from nationally reported cases. Am J Public Health. 2014 Mar;104(3):482-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301601. Epub 2014 Jan 16. PMID: 24432918; PMCID: PMC3953761.

  9. Ly KN, Roberts H, Williams RE, Masunu-Faleafaga Y, Drobeniuc J, Kamili S, Teshale EH. Hepatitis B vaccination for healthcare personnel in American Samoa: pre-implementation survey for policy decision. Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Dec;142(12):2610-5. doi: 10.1017/S0950268813003506. Epub 2014 Jan 24. PMID: 24476680; PMCID: PMC9151290.

  10. Nelson Adekoya, DrPH; Henry Roberts, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparison of provisional with final notifiable disease case counts - National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Sep 13;62(36):747-51. PMID: 24025757; PMCID: PMC4585

  11. Anil Suryaprasad, MD; Fujie Xu, MD; Monina Klevens, DDS; Henry Roberts, PhD; Anne Moorman, MPH; Scott Holmberg, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Completeness of reporting of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections--Michigan, 1995- 2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Feb 15;62(6):99-102. PMID: 23407125; PMCID: PMC4604809.

  12. Elmore K, Nelson R, Gant Z, Jeffries C, Broeker L, Mirabito M, Roberts H. Data harmonization process for creating the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Atlas. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;129 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):63-9. doi: 10.1177/00333549141291S110. PMID: 24385651; PMCID: PMC3862991.

  13. Kowdley KV, Wang CC, Welch S, Roberts H, Brosgart CL. Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B among foreign-born persons living in the United States by country of origin. Hepatology. 2012 Aug;56(2):422-33. doi: 10.1002/hep.24804. Epub 2012 Feb 16. PMID: 22105832.