2022 Faculty Election
Running for: Division 17: School of Public Health, Nontenured
- Associate Professor
- Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Appointed: 2002
- PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
I have served on executive search committees, an advisory member to several UNC initiatives, and reviewed research grants for multiple entities on campus. I was appointed as an advisory member to the UNC Institute for African American Research. Within the Gillings School, I serve on a range of graduate student committees and as a guest lecturer in multiple courses. I have reviewed course exemption requests from students, served on departmental and school-level committees, mentored students from the undergraduate to post-doctoral levels, a task force on diversity and inclusion, and a leader of School’s efforts to become an engaged institution
As a women’s health and community-engaged epidemiologist, my research, teaching, and public health practice are centered on health equity. For two decades, I have lead major initiatives addressing health disparities through education, community, and research, resulting in lasting community and inter-institutional partners. With leadership roles in multiple research centers and as Co-Lead of the Gillings MPH Program's EQUITY concentration, I am heavily engaged in efforts to assure equity in practices and policies, inclusive science, and curriculum. As a proven innovative leader, I will bring an array of experiences and an equity lens to my advocacy for non-tenured faculty in the Gillings School of Global Public Health as a member of the Faculty Council.