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.
Dr. Eng directs the Community Health Scholars postdoctoral program. She also serves as principle 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.