Graduate Research Assistant
UNC Center for Health Equity Research
B.A. | Duke University | Global Health and International Comparative Studies
MPH, 2022 Candidate | UNC | Maternal and Child Health
Suzanna Larkin is an MPH candidate in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at UNC Gillings. She earned her B.A. from Duke University with a double major in Global Health and International Comparative Studies and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She has previously worked for organizations including FHI 360, the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC), and the Duke Center for Global Reproductive Health.
Larkin’s public health experience includes research and studies in Rwanda, Kenya, Vietnam, South Africa and Argentina. Her previous research experiences include exploring the health disparities in childbirth in Durham, NC, from 1960-1980 with Duke Hospital; measuring the availability and quality of maternal emergency services in western Kenya; and assessing the progress of the HRSA-funded Supporting Maternal Health Innovations (MHI) program at MHLIC. Her interests broadly lie in ensuring equitable access to essential healthcare for all birthing people.
HEALTH EQUITY FOCUSCommunity engagement Global Health Mental Health Women's health
- Documenting Durham's Health History: Understanding the Roots of Health Disparities | This project explores the history of racial health disparities in Durham, North Carolina’s “City of Medicine since 1900,” through four case studies on tuberculosis, maternal health, HIV/AIDS and diabetes.