Health Equity Hub @ CPH

Health equity is embedded in all that we do in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. That is why we are launching the Health Equity Hub, which will serve as the nexus and home for our efforts to improve public health for all. The Hub will be at the intersection of teaching, research, and service in the College.

Signature Programs

Health Equity Fellows

Bridging service, research, and faculty-student mentorship, the Health Equity Fellows program launched in Spring 2021. Through a competitive process, CPH students are invited to propose a community project and will receive a faculty mentor and stipend to support the development of their work. The projects, undertaken in partnership with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), must focus on health equity or the elimination of health disparities in a Georgia community.

The 2022 Class of Fellows are –

  • Vanessa Diokpara, MPH candidate, health policy & management concentration
  • Leila Farist, MPH candidate, epidemiology & biostatistics concentration
  • Kristi Sprowl, Doctor of Public Health candidate
  • Pryce Nwabude, MPH candidate, health policy & management concentration
  • Sloane Sengson, health promotion major (or BSHP or BS in health promotion student)

Presentations from our inaugural 2021 cohort of CPH Health Equity Fellows can be viewed below:

Health Disparities Research Group

The Hub will also serve as the home for a health disparities research group of interdisciplinary faculty who will work together to obtain extramural funding and produce research aimed at understanding and improving health disparities across race, ethnicity, sex, age, and geography.

To learn more, contact Adam Chen or Grace Bagwell Adams.

Pathways Program

Diversity, equity, and inclusion training is a strategic plan priority for all employees in the College of Public Health. Beginning January 2021, a Pathways partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity at UGA will facilitate progress toward our faculty and staff earning their Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion.

Social Determinants of Health Certificate (Coming Soon)

The College’s Office of Outreach, Engagement, and Equity is developing a Social Determinants of Health Certificate for Academic Year 2020-2021. This certificate will provide students with skill sets in public health on topics of racial and social justice, health equity, health disparities, and interdisciplinary approaches to solving public health problems.