Professor, Health Behavior
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Geni Eng, DrPH, a Peace Corps veteran and UNC-educated public health professional, is recognized nationally as an expert and practitioner of the community-based participatory research (CBPR) technique.
As a researcher, Eng focuses on the integration of community development and health education interventions in the rural United States and developing countries. Her current research projects apply community-based research principles to the design and evaluation of lay health advisor interventions and look at the influence of sociocultural factors on STDs and early detection of breast cancer.
Eng directs the Community Health Scholars postdoctoral program. She also serves as Principal Investigator on the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Health Disparities training grant housed in the department. She teaches community organization, cross-cultural aspects of health education practices, community diagnosis and health issues relevant to women, ethnic minorities, and developing nations.
News and Stories
Intervention reduces disparities in timing of lung cancer surgery between Black and white patients
Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc, and colleagues report that a detailed analysis of intervention trials designed to address racial inequalities in timing from diagnosis to surgery for lung cancer showed a multi-faceted intervention resulted in timelier lung cancer surgery for Black patients.