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The North Carolina 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). NC I-TEAM is brought together in partnership by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the University of North Carolina Center for Health Equity Research, and the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

I-TEAM Objectives

  • To use innovative qualitative methods to identify factors that contribute to trustworthiness in COVID-19 information and
  • Draw upon community-engaged approaches to improve the COVID-19 messaging and delivery channels targeting communities in NC
  • Priority Populations: Hispanic/Latinx; African American/Black; American Indian

To learn more about I-TEAM, click here

Leadership Team


Anissa Vines, PhD
Anissa I. Vines, PhD, Principal Investigator
Stephanie Baker, PhD, MS, PT
Stephanie Baker, PhD, MS, PT, African American/Black CRT Academic Co-Lead

Alan Richmond, MSW, Principal Investigator
Jada L. Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN, American Indian CRT Academic Co-Lead

Goldie Byrd, PhD
Goldie Byrd, PhD, Principal Investigator
Krista M. Perreira, PhD
Krista M. Perreira, PhD, Latinx/ Hispanic CRT Academic Co-Lead