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Courtney McMillian

Courtney McMillian, MPH

Courtney McMillian serves as the Associate Clinical Research Coordinator for the North Carolina Community Engagement Alliance (NC CEAL) in the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). With a focus in epidemiology on the infectious disease track, McMillian earned her Masters … Read more

Jess Roe

Jess Roe, MPH

Jess Roe(she/her) serves as an Education and Training Coordinator with the NC Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). Roe earned her MPH in Health Equity, Social Justice, & Human Rights from the UNC … Read more

Caroline Carter

Caroline Carter

Caroline Carter is a recent graduate from North Carolina Central University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a focus on Public Relations. She also attended UNC Charlotte from 2017 to 2021, where she studied middle-grade education … Read more

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer, MPH

Matthew Palmer (he/him/his) serves as a Research Assistant in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. He earned his MPH in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2023. He was an Interprofessional Education and … Read more

Abhigna Rao

Abhigna Rao, B.A.

Abhigna Rao is a Student Research Assistant with Abacus Evaluation at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research and is pursuing her MPH in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also serves as a Graduate … Read more

Alexa Katon

Alexa Katon, M.S.

Alexa Katon works in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) as an Interim Project Coordinator for the RADx® Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. Katon earned her B.S. in Nutrition Science from NC State University and her M.S. in Forensic … Read more

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Ames J. Lynch

Ames Lynch (they/she) serves as an Associate Project Specialist in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. They received their degree in Political Science at NC State with a concentration in International Politics which involved open source intelligence, peacekeeping and … Read more

Timothy T. Simmons

Timothy T. Simmons

Timothy Simmons is a Community Engagement Specialist on the New IDEAS team. Simmons is a service-focused community educator who has over 20 years of experience in member engagement and community collaboration. He strongly believes in advocacy and empowerment of those … Read more

Jeffrey Mathew

Jeffrey Mathew, MBA, PMP, CIA, UTD Yellow Belt

Jeffrey Mathew has over 15 years of experience in nationally ranked healthcare and academic institutions. He oversees all components of implementation and execution of the RADx-UP program objectives in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). Responsibilities include providing … Read more

Veena Reddy

Veena Reddy, B.S.

Veena Reddy is an advanced social/clinical Research Assistant in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She works with the Co-LEARN team to research effective implementation strategies for cardiovascular disease evidence-based practices. Reddy earned her B.S. in Biology at the … Read more

India Rockett

India Rockett

India Rockett is a Research Assistant at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and is currently assisting with the NC CEAL project. She is pursuing an M.S. (2023 candidate) in Population Health Science and a Global Health certificate … Read more

Christina Carilli

Christina Carilli

Christina Carilli is as a Social/Clinical Research Assistant with the Implementation of EMR-Integrated Referrals to Link Clinical and Community Services to Reduce Health Inequity initiative at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from High Point … Read more

Erika Redding

Erika M. Redding, MSPH

Erika Redding serves as a Research Program Manager in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her MSPH in 2019 from the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC; she is … Read more

Monica M. Taylor

Monica M. Taylor, Ph.D., MPH

Monica M. Taylor, Ph.D., MPH is a Research Scientist in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University where she investigated disparities in breast cancer … Read more

Sara OBrien

Sara O’Brien

Sara O’Brien (she/her/hers) is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She is currently studying to get her BSPH in Biostatistics and B.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from UNC Chapel Hill. O’Brien has worked … Read more

Andrea Mendoza

Andrea Mendoza, MPH

Andrea Mendoza (she/her) is a Community Engagement Specialist for the New IDEAS study in the Center for Health Equity Research. She graduated with her MPH in global health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2021 and … Read more

Airianne Posey

Airianne Posey, MSW

Airianne Posey is a Social/Clinical Research Assistant at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Posey earned a master’s in Social Work with an American Indian/Alaska Native populations concentration from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in … Read more

Amanda Souto

Amanda Ribas Rietti Souto, MPH

Amanda Ribas Rietti Souto, MPH, is a Research Program Manager at the UNC Center for Health Equity Research on the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) grant. Her research interests in experience are in health disparities research, health equity for … Read more

Gabrielle Schust, BA

Gabrielle Schust is a first-year Master of Public Health Student in the Global Health concentration at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She received her B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the Croft Institute for International Studies … Read more

Maura Drewry, MPH

Maura Drewry (she/her/hers) serves as a Project Coordinator in the UNC Center for Health Equity Research. She earned her MPH in Health Behavior from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2020, and she earned her B.S. in … Read more