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Evaluation Research Scientist

Bianka Reese is an Evaluation Research Scientist with Abacus Evaluation at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research where she supports the evaluation activities of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). She has over ten years of experience in leading empirical and qualitative investigations on the social determinants of health, as well as leading culturally responsive and equitable evaluations (CREE) of community-based health promotion, education, and workforce development initiatives and programs. She earned her Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on health equity, positive youth development, and adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health.

Portrait of Bianka Reese. Bianka is a woman with brown hair pulled into a bun. She is wearing a blue-gray shirt and smiling at the camera.