Carlyncia McDowell

Health Equity Fellow

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Carlyncia McDowell is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health – Disaster Management (MPH) program. She completed her undergraduate degree at The Spelman College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Public Health.

At UGA, Carlyncia is apart of the College of Public Health’s first cohort of the Health Equity Fellowship. Within this fellowship, she will partner with Milledgeville, Georgia to address a health disparity or public health issue affecting the community. Outside of the classroom, Carlyncia currently holds a Policy and Research Internship with an Atlanta non-profit, Hope Givers, serves as Secretary for Big Brothers Keeper Inc, and volunteers as a member of the Georgia Association for Healthcare Executives (GAHE) Communications Team.

Long term, Carlyncia strives to become a leader in the healthcare field and enhance the voice of the community as well as communication between healthcare workers and the public to provide high-quality service.

  • Spelman College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Public Health (May 2020)
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • 2021 Health Equity Fellow
  • 2021 Stuart and Renee Feldman Scholarship Recipient
  • General Body, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • General Body, Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • General Body, UGA Public Health Association (PHA)
Research Interests
  • Health Disparities in minority communities
  • Mental Health
  • Effect of Health Policy on vulnerable populations
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Health Communication