Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc.
Center for Health Equity Research
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Social Medicine, Medicine
M.D. | Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Medicine
M.Sc. | Emory | Clinical Research
Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc. is a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is Director of the Center for Health Equity Research. She is also the Director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute’s Community Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarships (CARES) services, and Co-Director of the Program on Health Disparities through the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
Corbie is nationally recognized for her scholarly work and has expertise in community-engaged and patient-oriented research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, has focused on the methodological, ethical, and practical issues of research to address racial disparities in health. She has been the principal investigator of grants funded through the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Since 2004, Corbie has been the PI on grants to support Project GRACE, a community-academic research partnership in Eastern North Carolina that has developed, tested and disseminated interventions to prevent HIV and cardiovascular disease.
HEALTH EQUITY FOCUSCommunity-Based Participatory Research Health Status Disparities Minority Groups
HONORS AND AWARDS
David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award2000, "Reaching the Unreached: Research participation and underserved populations", Society of General Internal Medicine
Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine2003-2007, Academic Medicine
James E. Bryan Award for Public Service2007, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-award for excellence in service to communities of North Carolina
- Re-engaging Ethics: Ethical Issues in Engaged Research | The purpose of this project is to create and disseminate recommendations for the review and conduct of community-engaged research.
- MAPSCorps Nash & Edgecombe | MAPSCorps is an asset mapping and enrichment program that tasks students and college mentors with cataloging community assets in the Rocky Mount area.
- Project GRACE and Heart Matters | Project GRACE is a community-based participatory research collaboration between community members in rural, eastern NC and researchers at UNC.