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The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of stakeholders to improve health in North Carolina communities with a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration and health equity.

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    CHER and Clinical Scholars Program Share EDI Outcomes

    Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc., CHER director, and Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, M.S., R.D., LDN, co-direct the Clinical Scholars program. Clinical Scholars is a national leadership program for experienced healthcare providers advancing health equity. In a new article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Corbie, Gaurav Dave, M.D., DrPH, MPH, Abacus Evaluation director, and colleagues shared … Continued

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    Tonia Poteat Quoted in American Heart Association News Article

    Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, CHER Core Faculty, was quoted in the American Heart Association news article “Why the world of LGBTQ health doesn’t fit under a single label.” The article discusses the differences – and similarities – in health care concerns for LGBTQ people. Poteat emphasized that some issues do seem to impact all … Continued

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    Jada Brooks Named Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Term Scholar

    Jada Brooks, Ph.D., MPSH, R.N., FAAN, CHER Associate, was in the recent list of newly named distinguished professors at UNC. Brooks is the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Term Scholar, effective from November 2021. An associate professor in the School of Nursing, Brooks’ work focuses on promoting environmental health equity for American Indian women. The Carol … Continued


Featured Project

PIERS (Providing Interventions to Enhance Recovery in Community Supervision)

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Led by Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Rosemarie Martin (Brown University) and Damaris Rohsenow (Brown University), PIERS works to rigorously test a systems-change approach for increasing use of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for individuals on probation or parole.

The research team includes partners from Brown University, Temple University and The University of Rhode Island.