Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc. is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, director, Center for Health Equity Research, and University of North Carolina vice provost for faculty affairs. Dr. Corbie is internationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding involvement of minorities in research to address racial disparities in health.
Dr. Corbie has led local, state, and national research and policy efforts to advance health equity. She has effectively developed and conducted research across systems to address the health needs of vulnerable populations with the goal of eliminating health disparities, while providing support to pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty trainees. A talented convener of collaborative, cross-sector teams and a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Corbie leads programs to help leaders and teams achieve the transformational structural change needed to advance equity.
In 2018, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for her ground-breaking contributions toward achieving community and population health equity. She has served on numerous state and national advisory committees. She has been the principal investigator of grants funded through the National Institute of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Human Genome Research Institute.