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Who I Am

I am a second-generation reader, and a first-generation college graduate. The unique experiences I have gained while navigating through school as a “first” have piqued my passion to promote health equity and justice through public health. My research interests include health disparities focusing on trauma, violence, and maternal and reproductive/sexual health. 

I aspire to have an academic career centered in community-engaged scholarship, where the community are collaborators in research, service, and teaching spaces. My teaching philosophy and methods are student-centered, in which students have autonomy in their learning environments. 


I  strive to expand public health knowledge and research to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, being that there are little to no public health graduate programs, majors, or minors at these institutions, I want to give students the opportunity to learn about public health and become advocates of health justice and equity

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From Theory to Reality

As Featured In

Spotlight on Shantesica Gilliam, MPH

Black Girl's Breastfeeding Club

UGA Doctoral Students, Postdocs to Attend Inaugural SEC Emerging Scholars Workshop

Southern Regional Educational Board Doctoral Fellowship

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