NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series
March 2018

Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith


Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., M.Sc.
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, Center for Health Equity Research
University of North Carolina School of Medicine School of Medicine


John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35A)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland


Tuesday, March 13, 2018


2:00-3:30 p.m. EST


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is pleased to welcome Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., M.Sc. as the second NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Corbie-Smith will speak on “Valuing their Voice: Creating an Infrastructure to Support Patient-Centered and Community Engaged Research.”

The objectives of Dr. Corbie-Smith’s presentation will include:

  • Defining the relationship between patient centered and community engaged research
  • Describing a research infrastructure to support engaged scholarship
  • Demonstrating the role of an institutional approach to engaged scholarship

Dr. Corbie-Smith is Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she directs the Program on Health Disparities at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Corbie-Smith is nationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding involvement of minorities in research. Her transdisciplinary research, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, has focused on methodological, ethical, and practical issues faced by mandated inclusion of minorities in research and the need for this research to address racial disparities in health. Her work on community members’ expectations and perceptions of benefits of research emphasizes the principles and expected outcomes of community-based research. Dr. Corbie-Smith has effectively developed and conducted research across systems to address the health needs of vulnerable populations with the goal of eliminating health disparities.

Additional Information:
There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. NIH Campus shuttle service is available from the metro for NIH employees and visitor. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be videocast and made available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.