Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Internal Medicine at UNC whose scholarly work has focused on the inclusion of disparity populations in research, particularly using community engagement to conduct innovative, translational health equity research. Her empirical work, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, has focused on the methodological, ethical, and practical issues of research to address racial disparities in health. She has served as the Principal Investigator of several research projects focused on disease risk reduction among rural racial and ethnic minorities, specifically racial factors in the delay of preventative health screening, minority participation in clinical trials, and community-based approaches to cardiovascular risk in African American and American Indian populations. In 2013, she established and became Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) to bring together collaborative multidisciplinary teams of scholars, trainees, and community members to improve North Carolina communities’ health through shared commitment to innovation, collaboration, and health equity. Dr. Corbie-Smith is currently the Co-PI for RWJF’s Advancing Change Leadership Clinical Scholars Program, which provides intensive learning, collaboration, networking, and leadership development to seasoned clinicians to create a community of practitioners promoting health equity across the country. She has partnered with many members of the CORP, including Leah Frerichs and Stephanie Wheeler.
Professor, Social Medicine; Director, Center for Health Equity Research, UNC-Chapel Hill