Giselle Corbie-Smith

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Ph.D

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Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine, School of Medicine


Dr. Corbie-Smith is Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine at the School of Medicine, and nationally recognized for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues regarding involvement of minorities in research.  She directs the Program on Health Disparities at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research ( at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been a member of several national and regional committees including Institute of Medicine committees examining the ethical issues of involving minority communities and underserved groups in housing-related research and on standards for systematic reviews in comparative effective research.

Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith also serves as the Director of NC TraCS’ ( Community Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship (CARES) Services.  The CARES Services engages communities, faculty, and health care providers as partners in clinical and translational research and ultimately transforms the way that academic investigators and community members work together while boosting public trust in research.  Under the direction of Dr. Corbie-Smith, the CARES Services aims to leverage UNC-CH’s extensive experience serving North Carolina communities and multiple existing community-based research efforts to create a unique program with interdisciplinary leadership.


B.A.,Cornell University,1986
Ph.D.,Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991
Residency, Yale University,1991-1994
M.Sc.,Emory University,1997-2000

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