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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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  • Shikira Thomas, MSPH, Portrait/Headshot

    CHER Staff Spotlight: Shikira Thomas

    Shikira Thomas, MSPH is a UNC Center for Health Equity Research Research Program Manager. Why is health equity or health equity research important to you? Favorable health is a basic right that should be afforded to all, but often is not. Health equity is important because it impacts the survival of so many populations. By … Continued

  • Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein

    Brinkley-Rubinstein on the News: March 2021

    Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty and co-founder of COVID Prison Project, is quoted in several national and local news articles published in March addressing COVID-19 in correctional institutions. Click the links below to read more from each of these articles: March 9, 2021 – Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty, was featured in the Fresno Bee … Continued

  • Corbie-Smith Discuss Vaccine Hesitancy on WRAL’s On The Record

    March 13, 2021 –  Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, CHER Director, appeared on this past Saturday’s “On The Record” episode with Lena Tillett. Dr. Corbie-Smith appeared on the show along with Dr. Deepak Kumar from North Carolina Central University and Dr. Robin Peace from UNC Health Southeastern. Dr. Corbie-Smith discusses coining the term “vaccine deliberation” as a … Continued

  • Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein

    Brinkley-Rubinstein on the News: February 2021

    Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty and co-founder of COVID Prison Project, is quoted in several national and local news articles published in February addressing COVID-19 in correctional institutions. Click the links below to read more from each of these articles: February 14 & 22, 2021 – Over 50% of prison staff in Massachusetts and 35% in North Carolina declined to … Continued

 

Featured Project

I-TEAM

Increasing Trustworthiness through Engaged Action and Mobilization

(I-TEAM) Project is one of 11 state teams in the Community Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 in Disproportionately Affected Communities (CEAL).

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Hear from Shirley McFarlin,

James McFarlin Community Development, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

“Our goal has been to assist communities, especially our rural communities in helping to help themselves.”

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