Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW/MPH
Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW/MPH, became a faculty member in the department in August 2006. Dr. Telfair is currently Professor of Public Health Research and Practice.
Presently, Dr. Telfair has an appoitment as an Adjunct Professor of Maternal and Child Health with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health. Dr. Joseph Telfair received his dual degree of MSW/MPH from the University of California at Berkeley. He later graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health as a Doctor of Public Health, followed by a post-doctorate in Psychosocial Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Telfair is or has been Principal Investigator, Evaluator or Project Director on a number of Research and Evaluation Projects at the local (community-based), state, regional and national level. He serves as an evaluation consultant and advisor on numerous local, state and federal projects and is currently serving on several public health, genetics, and research advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and several national Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs).
Among many others, some of his expertise and areas of interests include community-based and community-oriented program evaluation and research; culturally competent research and evaluation; health practice, research, program evaluation, and policy issues of women, teens and children with chronic conditions (and their families); issues of access to, and utilization of, health care for the poor, people of color and persons in rural areas; and social and community aspects of HIV/AIDS Research and evaluation (Domestic/International); teaching using Socratic and Critical Thinking methodologies. Dr. Telfair serves in the capacity of mentor and instructor on collaborative training grants for lay and professional health personnel in a number of countries in the developing world. It is these diverse experiences and skills that Dr. Telfair brings to the department and the school.
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