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Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH

Research Associate Professor

Public Health Leadership Program

Research Associate Professor

Department of Health Behavior

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology

EDUCATION

PhD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Epidemiology

MA | University of California at Los Angeles | Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

BA | University of Notre Dame | Psychology

BIOGRAPHY

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, research associate professor is a public health professional and researcher with expertise in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, and education. Dr. Carter Edwards is the Training and Outreach Lead for Community and Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship (CARES). Dr. Carter-Edwards’ research focuses on the prevention of chronic disease in vulnerable populations. She investigates the role of psychosocial correlates on cardiovascular-related outcomes, such as obesity, … Continued

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, research associate professor is a public health professional and researcher with expertise in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, and education. Dr. Carter Edwards is the Training and Outreach Lead for Community and Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship (CARES).

Dr. Carter-Edwards’ research focuses on the prevention of chronic disease in vulnerable populations. She investigates the role of psychosocial correlates on cardiovascular-related outcomes, such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Her work primarily evaluates how perceptions and attitudes influence these outcomes. Currently, her emphasis is on faith-based organizational capacity to promote health and obesity-related perceptions and attitudes among children and adults. She also serves on the Leadership Team of the Eat Smart Move More N.C. collaborative and has chaired the Key Measures Team for Eat Smart Move More N.C.

CONTACTS

  (919) 966-5305

  lori_carter-edwards@unc.edu

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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