Listen to My Heart

Listen to my heart

crystal-dixonCrystal E. Dixon, MPH, MCHES is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in the Department of Public Health Education.  In 2009, she began working directly in the rural community at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) advocating, educating and connecting community residents to safety net programs.  She has an interest in intrastructural racial barriers that impact the health outcomes of underserved communities, particularly in diabetes and breast cancer.  While serving as Health Education Specialist for the Durham County Department of Public Health, her expertise in community-engaged practices aided to bridge the relational and healthcare providers and the community.  Mrs.Dixon is actively involved with the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance and is a member of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative.

 

Christie Stancil MatthewsChristie Stancil Matthews, J.D. is passionate about racial injustice issues and feels that if we as a society are to truly bridge the racial divide we must each take ownership of our own role in the division.  Ms. Matthews is a business owner, and a former practicing attorney, race law professor, and cultural competence trainer.  She also serves on a number of boards in the local community with racial justice and multiculturalism missions.  As a law professor and trainer, she wrote articles on and challenged her students to think critically about systemic racism and other "isms" as well as to analyze their own implicit biases in order to better represent a diverse client base and challenge systemic injustice.  Ms. Matthews is a graduate of Yale Law School and North Carolina Central University and resides with her family in Charlotte, NC.

jennifer-schaalJennifer Schaal, M.D. completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota and practice gynecology until 2006.  Dr. Schaal is a founding member of the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative (GHDC).  Resident research activities include the GHDC Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study, the "Respectful Prescribing" study by the UNC Center for Community and Clinical Research, and the GHDC's current Accoutability of Cancer Are through Undoing Racism and Eqiuitu study.  She has delivered national and international keynotes; co-presented scientific presentations at APHA; co-authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters; and served as Community Expert for CBPR Charrettes.  She is active with the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance and as a trainer for the Racial Equity Institute.

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