Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Associate Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UNC Lineberger
Cancer Prevention and Control
Area of Interest
My research focuses on understanding and addressing chronic disease disparities in underserved populations. As an enrolled member of the Lumbee tribe of eastern North Carolina, and Chair of the North Carolina American Indian Health Board, I am particularly interested in factors that contribute to health disparities in American Indian populations.
I co-lead the Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership (SAICEP), a partnership between the Comprehensive Cancer Centers at NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers at UNC, Duke and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, designed to engage North Carolina tribal communities in cancer research, outreach and education.
Awards and Honors
- Minority Student Caucus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 50 for 50 designation, 2022
- Distinguished Alumni Award, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition, 2021
- Diversity Alumni Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
- Program Honoree, 34th Annual Zollicoffer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2014
- Community Spirit Award, American Diabetes Association, 2012
- Professional and Community Service Award, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, 2011
- Distinguished Alumni Award, University of North Carolina Greensboro, School of Human Environmental Sciences, 2009
- Wake Forest University Health Sciences New Investigator in Clinical Sciences Award, 2002
News and Stories
UNC Lineberger faculty catch a ride on Tar Heel Bus Tour
UNC Lineberger members were among the more than 70 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and senior administrators along for the ride on a trip to connect with North Carolinians across the state.
Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week
UNC Lineberger faculty and staff will present during the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week, June 5-8. The event highlights health equity research across UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond.
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.