Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES

Promoting Health, Engaging Communities, Changing Lives

Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES

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Contact

Department of Public Health Education

School of Health and Human Sciences

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

P.O. Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

(336) 334-5532 (office)

cmyongue@uncg.edu

Office Location: 437-L Mary Channing Coleman (HHP) Building

 

Education

UNC Greensboro, B.S., 2002             Major: Community Health Education

UNC Greensboro, MPH, 2004

Curriculum Vitae

 

Biography

Ms. Yongue began college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL to study pharmaceutical sciences.  However, after a change in her interests in how she wanted to impact lives in healthcare, she transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to study community health education.  She graduated with a B.S. Degree in Public Health Education in 2002, which is also the year she obtained her Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES).  During her undergraduate experience, she served as President of Eta Sigma Gamma, the honor society for Health Education Students.  Her undergraduate internship was with the March of Dimes.  Then she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Health (M.P.H.) from UNCG in 2004.  Her graduate internship was with the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians.  She obtained her MCHES in 2016.

 

Anti-Racism Training

In 2007, she attended her first Undoing Racism™ workshop, which included trainers from the People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond.  She joined the Board of Directors for The Partnership Project, Inc, a non-profit organization that hosts these anti-racism trainings in Greensboro. She has continued to attend these workshops in Greensboro almost every year since then for professional development.  She has also been trained by The Racial Equity Institute through their Phase-I and Phase-II Racial Equity Workshops, and their Latino Challenges Towards Racial Equity Workshop.  She stays involved with the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance to strategize with others on how to address these ongoing concerns in society.

 

Employment & Research Experience

She began her formal work career with Tanglewood Research, Inc. as a Graduate Research Assistant in 2002, then was later promoted to a Research Assistant.  She worked on several federally-funded research studies, which focused on violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, and other risky behavior prevention in middle & high schools, and colleges & universities.  She traveled a national trainer to teach other school health educators on how to use evidence-based prevention curriculum.

In 2007, she began working for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She coordinated and managed research studies through the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: (1) Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study, (2) Accountability for Cancer Care through Undoing Racism and Equity.  These research projects were funded by the National Institutes of Health and focused on the elimination of racial disparities for breast and lung cancer patients and survivors by using principles of racial equity developed through the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative.  The research partner organizations in the ACCURE study included The Partnership Project, Inc., The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Cone Health’s Cancer Center.

She also served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Greensboro Regional Campus for the N.C. Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.  She organized the Greensboro Community Advisory Board and helped to recruit research participants for ENLaCE (Expanding Networks for Latinos through Community Engagement) Task Force.

While serving in the community between the cancer disparity research studies, she was hired as the UNC-CH Community Research Fellow through a supplemental study funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  In this role, she co-facilitated Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Charrettes to help strengthen community-university research partnerships in North Carolina and across the nation at other Prevention Research Centers and Clinical and Translational Science Award Institutions.

She is now serving as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Public Health Education at UNCG.  She was the Principal Investigator for the Case Study Development Project “Seeking Health Equity: Examining Racism as a Social Determinant of Health.”

 

Links of Interest:

Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research