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Other UNC Center and/or Department Affiliation: UNC School of Education
Other Research and/or Clinical Interests: Biomedical workforce development

Dr. Layton is a behavioral scientist whose research focuses on doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical education and training, graduate career and professional development outcomes, and biomedical workforce development. Her work with graduate students as the Director of Professional Development Programs in the UNC SOM Office of Graduate Education intersects with her education research scholarship. She holds an Associate Professor appointment in the School of Education, co-directs the Certificate in College Science Teaching (, and teaches bio statistic for laboratory scientists (BBSP 710:, and is also an ICF-credentialled Professional Certified Coach. Her recent publications examine graduate student mental health, career self-efficacy, intersectional identities, program evaluation tools, as well as program and course development and assessment.


Graduate Education, Other


Education Research, Other