Dr. Corbie-Smith is co-director of the Program on Health Disparities at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Among other projects, she is principal investigator of Project GRACE, a community- based participatory research partnership that is developing culturally sensitive and sustainable interventions to prevent HIV in rural African American communities in eastern North Carolina. She is director of the Minority Recruitment Core of the Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities. A nationally recognized scholar, she has been honored for her accomplishments with the Leadership in Health Disparities Research award from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities and at UNC with the James E. Bryan Award for Public Service among others.
Introduction by Gail E. Henderson, PhD, Chair, Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.