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Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine; Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Associate Provost for UNC Rural

Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine

Chronology: BA: Cornell University, 1986; MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991; Resident: Yale University School of Medicine, 1991-1994; Instructor in Internal Medicine: Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 1994-1995; Chief Resident: Yale University School of Medicine, 1994-1995; Consulting Physician: South Central Rehabilitation Center, 1994-1995; Attending Physician: West Haven VA Medical Center, 1994-1995; Attending Physician: Yale New Haven Hospital, 1994-1995; Attending Physician: Grady Memorial Hospital, 1995-2000; Assistant Professor of Medicine: Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1995-2000; Fellow: Health Services Research Institute, 1996-1998; Clinical Ethics Faculty Fellow: Center for Ethics in Public Policy and Professions, 1998-2000; Faculty Research Associate: Institute for Minority Health Research, Rollins School of Public Health, 1998-2000; MSc: Emory University, 2000; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2004; Assistant Professor: Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2004; Attending Physician: UNC Hospital, 2000-; Attending Physician: Moncure Community Health Center, Piedmont Health Services, 2001-2005; Faculty: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002-Present; Research Fellow: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2003; Co-Director: Program on Health Disparities, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003-2019; Assistant Professor: Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2004; Senior Research Fellow: Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-; Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2007; Associate Professor with tenure: Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2010; Associate Professor with tenure: Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2010; Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine: Drexel University, 2006-2007; Associate Professor of Epidemiology: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2010; Attending Physician: Carrboro Community Health Center, Piedmont Health Services, 2009-Present; Professor with tenure: Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011-2013; Professor with tenure: Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011-2013; Kenan Distinguished Professor: Departments of Social Medicine and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013-Present; Director: UNC Center for Health Equity Research, 2013-Present; President Elect: Society of General Internal Medicine, 2017-2018; President: Society of General Internal Medicine, 2018-2019; Immediate-Past President: Society of General Internal Medicine, 2019-2020; Associate Provost: Initiative for Rural Engagement Partnerships, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019-Present.

Research and Clinical interests: My research, work, and expertise is focused in community-engaged and patient-oriented research, through community-based participatory research (CBRP) empirically studying methodological, ethical, and practical issues relating to studying racial disparities in health.

Selected Bibliography:
Dave, G., Frerichs, L., Jones, J., Kim, M., Schaal, J., Vassar, S., Varma, D., Striley, C., Ruktanonchai, C., Black, A., Hankins, J., Lovelady, N., Cene, C., Green, M., Young, T.L., Tiwari, S., Cheney, A., Cottler, L., Sullivan, G., Brown, A., Burke, J., & Corbie-Smith G. (2018). Conceptualizing trust in community-academic partnerships using concept mapping approach: a multi-CTS study. Evaluation and Program Planning, 66:70-78. PMCID: PMC5705432

Frerichs, L., Lich, K.H., Dave, G., & Corbie-Smith, G. (2016). Integrating systems science and community-based participatory research to achieve health equity. American Journal of Public Health, 106(2), 215-22. PMCID: PMC4815818

Young, T., Carter-Edwards, L., Frerichs L., Green, M., Hassmiller-Lich, K., Quarles, E., Dave, G., & Corbie-Smith, G. (2019). Action Learning Cohort Series: An Innovative Community-Engaged Approach for Translating Research into Practice. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. PMID: 31311332

Ellis, K.R., Young, T.L., Carthron, D., Simms, M., McFarlin, S., Davis, K.L., Dave, G., Corbie-Smith, G., & Cené, C. (2018). Perceptions of rural African American Adults about the role of family in understanding and addressing risk factors for cardiovascular disease. American Journal of Health Promotion, Jun;33(5):708-717. PMID: 30249119

Frerichs, L., Kim, M., Dave, G., Cheney, A., Hassmiller Lich, K., Jones, J., Young, T.L., Cene, C.W., Varma, D.S., Schaal, J., Black, A., Striley, C.W., Vassar, S., Sullivan, G., Cottler, L.B., Burke, J.G., & Corbie-Smith, G. (2016). Stakeholder perspectives on creating and maintaining trust in community-academic research partnerships. Health Education and Behavior, 44(14), 182-191. PMCID: PMC6051524

Corbie-Smith G., Adimora, A.A., Youmans, S., Muhammad, M., Blumenthal, C., Ellison, A., Akers, A., Council, B., Thigpen, Y., Wynn, M., & Lloyd, S.W. (2011). Project GRACE: a staged approach to development of a community-academic partnership to address HIV in rural African American communities. Health Promotion Practice,12(2), 293-302. PMCID: PMC3063323

Publications on PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/40580773/?sort=date&direction=descending

Recognitions and honors:

Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019

Honored Lecturer, Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture, UNC School of Medicine, 2018

Herbert W. Nickens Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2016

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for community-university partnership, Project GRACE, 2013

James E. Bryan Award for Public Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Award for excellence in service to communities of North Carolina, 2007

David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award for “Reaching the Unreached: Research

Participation and Underserved Population, 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, 2000

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc