Center for Women's Health and Wellness

School of Health and Human Sciences

Paige Hall Smith, PhD, MSPH

336-334-4735,  phsmith@uncg.edu

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.

336-334-3025, dmduffy@uncg.edu


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.

smsechri@uncg.edu


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.

 

 


Roger Mills-Koonce, Ph.D.

336-334-5307, r_millsk@uncg.edu

 

Roger Mills-Koonce, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at UNCG.  In addition to his faculty responsibilities, Roger is the Research Director for the LGBTQ+ Education and Research Network, which is housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG.  His primary research interests focus on parenting, parent-child relationships, and early normative and atypical development from a biopsychosocial developmental perspective.

 


Brad Johnson

336-334-5381, rbjohnso@uncg.edu

Brad 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.

 

 


Diane L. Gill, Ph.D.

336-334-4683, dlgill@uncg.edu

Diane L. Gill, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology. She is currently the editor of the Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal with the Program for the Advancement of Girls & Women in Sports & Physical Activity.  She has served as Associate Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and as the founding Director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.

 


Student Staff

Love Odetola

loodetol@uncg.edu

Love Odetola, MPH is a PhD student in the Department of Public Health Education. Prior to the doctoral program, Love served as a consultant with the World Bank. There, she worked on Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiatives in Africa and recognizing that women are the backbone of the global agricultural labor force. Before her engagement at the World Bank, Love launched the Women for Women Empowerment (WWE) venture in Senegal to empower women to make healthier choices. At UNCG, Love is a graduate assistant at the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness. Her research interests are maternal and child health systems within low-resource settings.


Stephanie Sistare

scsistar@uncg.edu

Stephanie Sistare, BA is a Master’s candidate in Public Health Education at UNCG.  She is a graduate assistant for the UNCG Center for Women’s Health and Wellness.  She received her BA in Global Studies & Hispanic Literature and Cultures from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014.  After graduating, she served as an AmeriCorps member at the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians from 2014-2015.  Her research interests include women’s health, reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ health, and health equity.

 

 


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