Anissa Irvin Vines
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Co-lead of the Health Equity & Social Justice MPH Program Concentration, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Dr. Anissa Irvin Vines is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Co-lead of the Health Equity and Social Justice MPH Program Concentration at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Social Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Vines has research affiliations with multiple research centers such as the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Center for Health Equity Research. Dr. Vines has over 20 years of experience working towards health equity through epidemiological research, public health practice, and community engagement. Dr. Vines studies the effects of stress over the life course on chronic disease. She has developed and directed multiple community-academic research partnerships and initiatives to build research infrastructure at HBCUs and in communities. Currently, Dr. Vines is Multiple Principal Investigator of the NC NIH funded Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) research team.

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