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Dr. Cheryl Woods-Giscombe interviewed by Medical News Today on highlighting Racial Disparities in Healthcare Access and Quality

July 31, 2020

‘We must educate healthcare providers’ about Black women’s experience Medical News Today has interviewed Prof. Cheryl Giscombé, an expert on stress-related health disparities among African Americans, about a source of pressure that many African American women experience: the obligation to project an image of strength or that of fulfilling a ‘superwoman’ role. Written by Ana … Continued

Research Scientist Position

July 2, 2020

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020 Position Summary: The Research Scientist will work in the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), in the Department of Social Medicine. Under the supervision of Research Scientist and in collaboration with the Director, Associate Director, and staff, the Research Scientist will assist with all pre- and post-award research activities encompassed … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein featured in ‘Obsessed with staying alive’: Inmates describe a prison’s piecemeal response to a fatal Covid-19 outbreak

June 12, 2020

By Eileen Guo June 12, 2020 California’s Institution for Men. a state prison in Chino, Calif., has had one of the largest outbreaks in the state’s prison system. With 767 cases and counting among inmates, CIM has one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks among all 35 facilities within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). … Continued

UNC Health Media Briefing: Minority health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 12, 2020

On June 12, 2020, expert guests Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, UNC CHER Director, and Dr. Crystal Wiley Cené, UNC CHER Associate, discussed minority health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The media briefing had 12 media –related attendees online, including representatives from: Associated Press WRAL TV CBS 17 TV ABC 11 TV News & Observer NC Health News WUNC … Continued

Tonia Poteat, ‘Understanding COVID-19 risks and vulnerabilities among black communities in America: the lethal force of syndemics’

May 14, 2020

UNC CHER Core Faculty, Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, published an article addresses COVID-19 and health disparities among the black community. “Black communities in the United States are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and the underlying conditions that exacerbate its negative consequences. Syndemic theory provides a useful framework for understanding how such interacting … Continued

May 13, 2020

A randomized trial of a culturally-adapted colorectal cancer screening decision aid designed for American Indians Background Experts note that in order to continue reducing the US cancer burden, it is critical that  we “more completely apply discoveries in cancer prevention we have already made.”   Thus, it is  important to research strategies that aim to improve application of effective … Continued

May 13, 2020

Identifying and disentangling social and physical environmental effects on physical activity in African American adolescents Background Adolescence to early adulthood is a critical developmental period when social and physical environment factors shape declines in physical activity.  Declines in physical activity from youth to adulthood are especially noticeable among African Americans, which likely contributes to substantial cardiovascular health … Continued