CHSR Seminar Series: Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN
Seminar Title: Community Health Workers: Transforming Health Care and Health Delivery Systems.
Bio: Gia Mudd-Martin earned her Master of Nursing, Master of Public Health, and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. Dr. Mudd-Martin is an associate professor of nursing at the UK College of Nursing and Director of the Community Engagement and Research Core of the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). She also currently serves as Executive Director of the Appalachian Translational Research Network and as Co-director of the College of Nursing RICH Heart Program.
Dr. Mudd-Martin’s program of community based participatory research focuses on improving health outcomes in populations disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Much of her research is conducted with Hispanic/Latino communities and with Appalachian communities. Her work addresses multi-level risk from genetic and biological factors to psychosocial and environmental factors. She is currently principal investigator (PI) of an NIH/NINR/OBSSR-funded grant to reduce CVD and T2D risk among Hispanic/Latino families and of a CCTS-funded grant to support resiliency among children in Appalachia, and serves as co-investigator of several studies.