Center for Women's Health and Wellness

School of Health and Human Sciences

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH
Paige Hall Smith
Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH
 is Director of the Center for Women’s Health & Wellness and Director of the CWHW Program for Breastfeeding, Gender, and Health. She is Associate Professor of Public Health Education and for 2004-2006 she was the Linda Arnold Carlisle Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at UNCG.She also holds appointments in the Department of Behavior and Health Education and the Department of Maternal and Child Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith received her MSPH and Ph.D. from the School of Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill. She is married, the mother of one daughter, and lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Donna Duffy, Ph.D.

Donna Duffy
Donna M. Duffy, Ph.D.
 is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Donna is the Program Director for the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, which is housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG. Donna completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG in 2007. Prior to coming to UNCG, Donna completed her B.S. and M.Ed. at Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction.


Stacy Sechrist, Ph.D.

Stacy Sechrist
Stacy Sechrist, Ph.D. is the Director of the Program to End Gender-based Violence in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and a Senior Research Scientist for the North Carolina Network for Safe Communities.




Brad Johnson

Brad JohnsonBrad Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNCG.  In addition to these responsibilities, Brad is the Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Education and Research Networkwhich is housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG.