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Tonia Poteat Interviewed on Roe v. Wade by TheBodyPro

July 11, 2022

In a recent interview, Tonia Poteat spoke with Bakita Kasadha of TheBodyPro about the possible impacts of the June 24, 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision. Poteat shared her initial reaction to the ruling and shared insights about the possible impacts on multiple groups, including transgender people and healthcare providers. Asked … Read more

CHER and Clinical Scholars Program Share EDI Outcomes

June 24, 2022

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 … Read more

Tonia Poteat Quoted in American Heart Association News Article

June 21, 2022

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 … Read more

Jada Brooks Named Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Term Scholar

June 21, 2022

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 … Read more

Tonia Poteat in Medical News Today on HIV Prevention for Trans Individuals

January 3, 2022

Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, was quoted at length in a recent Medical News Today piece. Poteat shared insights on HIV prevalence and prevention among trans people. As a key point, Poteat emphasized that other needs often “‘take precedence over HIV’.” She cited the “‘well-documented’” association between HIV vulnerability and interactions with criminal legal systems.

Giselle Corbie Co-Authors Opinion on Data Inclusivity

November 22, 2021

Giselle Corbie, CHER Director, has co-authored an opinion piece for STAT with Warren Kibbe of the Duke Cancer Institute, calling for engaging communities “around how and why data affect them.” Kibbe and Corbie-Smith explain the origins and negative impacts of data collection that overlooks or omits Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The … Read more

Poteat and Colleagues Publish Transgender Women and HIV Research in BMC Public Health

August 10, 2021

Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, and colleagues have published research on transgender women’s intervention preferences for addressing HIV vulnerability determinants. According to Poteat et al., “[t]ransgender women in the United States (U.S.) experience a disproportionate burden of HIV infection and challenges to engagement in HIV prevention and care.” Citing a CDC meta-analysis, the authors highlight … Read more

Poteat and Colleagues Publish Breast Cancer Care Research in Cancer

August 4, 2021

Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, and colleagues have published research on delays in breast cancer care by race and sexual orientation. While “breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women…not all women face the same risk” from breast cancer. Amid declining overall deaths from breast cancer, Black women have a death … Read more

Shirley McFarlin, James McFarlin Community Development, Inc., Community Partner

July 19, 2021

About Shirley McFarlin Shirley McFarlin is part of James McFarlin Community Development, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides charity for individuals and families as well as resources for community development in Edgecombe and Nash counties. They are community partners and they serve and collaborate with UNC and Project Momentum and OIC in various projects that … Read more