Geni Eng

Geni Eng, MPH, DrPH, is Professor of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 30 years of CBPR experience including field studies conducted with rural communities of the U.S. South, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to address socially stigmatizing health problems such as pesticide poisoning, cancer, and STI/HIV.

Her CBPR projects include the NCI-funded Accountability for Cancer Care through Undoing Racism and Equity, the CDC-funded Men As Navigators for Health, the NCI-funded Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study, the NHLBI-funded CVD and the Black Church: Are We Our Brother’s Keeper? In addition to her co-edited book, Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, she has over 115 publications on the lay health advisor intervention model, the concepts of community competence and natural helping, and community assessment procedures.