Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., M.Sc.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
M.D. | Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Medicine
M.Sc. | Emory | Clinical Research
Giselle Corbie-Smith, 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-Smith 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-Smith 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.
- A cluster randomized trial of a community-based intervention among African American adults: Effects on dietary and physical activity outcomes. Leah Frerichs, Kiana Bess, Tiffany L. Young, Stephanie M. Hoover, Larissa Calancie, Mysha Wynn, Seth McFarlin, Crystal W. Cené, Gaurav Dave, Giselle Corbie-Smith (2020). Prevention Science 21(3): 344-354
- Stakeholder-driven, consensus development methods to design an ethical framework and guidelines for engaged research. Giselle Corbie-Smith, Mysha Wynn, Alan Richmond, Stuart Rennie, Melissa Green, Stephanie M. Hoover, Sable Watson-Hopper, Kyle Simone Nisbeth (2018). PLOS ONE 13(6)
- Food Insecurity, Food “Deserts,” and Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes: A Longitudinal Analysis. Seth A. Berkowitz, Andrew J. Karter, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Hilary K. Seligman, Sarah A. Ackroyd, Lily S. Barnard, Steven J. Atlas, Deborah J. Wexler (2018). Diabetes Care
- Conceptualizing trust in community-academic research partnerships using concept mapping approach: A multi-CTSA study. Gaurav Dave; Leah Frerichs; Jennifer Jones; Mimi Kim; Jennifer Schaal; Stefanie Vassar; Deepthi Varma; Catherine Striley; Corrine Ruktanonchai; Adina Black; Jennifer Hankins; Nakita Lovelady; Crystal Cene; Melissa Green; Tiffany Young; Shristi Tiwari; Ann Cheney; Linda Cottler; Greer Sullivan; Arleen Brown; Jessica Burke; Giselle Corbie-Smith, (2017). Evaluation and Program Planning 66: 70-78
- Development of a Systems Science Curriculum to Engage Rural African American Teens in Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity Prevention. Leah Frerichs, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Tiffany L. Young, Gaurav Dave, Doris Stith, Giselle Corbie-Smith (2017). Health Education and Behavior