Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
Mya L. Roberson, MSPH, PhD is an assistant professor of health policy and management in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Mya’s research interests are in achieving equity in cancer care delivery, especially among Black people in the United States South.
Methodologically she bridges patient engagement with approaches using large healthcare data such as administrative claims and electronic medical record data to promote cancer health equity. Substantively Mya’s research has included work on population-level trends in cancer treatment, survivorship care for people living with metastatic breast cancer, and improving access to genetic and genomic services delivery for marginalized populations.
Mya earned her MSPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology from UNC Gillings, and a BA in Public Health from Brown University.
Awards and Honors
- American Association for Cancer Research in Partnership with Victoria’s Secret and Pelotonia Career Development Award, 2022
- National Cancer Institute Diversity Supplement Recipient, 2022
- Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society, 2021
- University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health Robert Craft Millikan Cancer Epidemiology Award, 2020
- Aspen Ideas Scholar, 2019
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar, 2017
- American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Travel Award, 2017
- Truman Scholar, 2015
News and Stories
Researchers highlight opportunities to improve cancer care for trans patients
Mya Roberson, PhD, MSPH, and Joannie Ivory, MD, MSPH, have co-authored a commentary in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology that outlines steps to improve cancer care for transgender patients.
Scientific retreat underscores impact and promise of cancer center’s research
UNC Lineberger's annual scientific retreat brought together faculty, staff and trainees to learn about the latest research at the cancer center.
American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting to feature UNC Lineberger experts, research
UNC Lineberger faculty and trainees will be presenting their research findings and sharing their insights at education sessions during the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting April 14-19.