|Angela Thrasher, PhD|
|2006||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||PhD, Health Behavior & Health Education|
|1997||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education|
|1994||College of William & Mary||BS, Psychology|
|HBEH 700||Introduction to Public Health and Health Education||Syllabus|
Dr. Thrasher's work involves understanding and addressing the mechanisms of racial/ethnic health and healthcare disparities, with an emphasis on African Americans, older adults, discrimination, and patient-centered care. A particular interest is the selection, modification, and/or adaption of measures for health disparities research. Her current line of research seeks to apply health equity and life course perspectives to chronic disease prevention and management, particularly for cardiovascular disease. Prior to her doctoral studies she was Director of HIV and Health for the nonprofit consulting firm Mosaica, managing technical assistance projects for community-based organizations and federal entities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources Services Administration, and the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy. Other roles held include data analyst with the HIV/AIDS technical assistance program at Jackson State University, intern with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and volunteer with the AmeriCorps*VISTA national service program.
|Thrasher AD, Clay O, Ford CL, and Stewart AL. (2012)|
Theory-guided selection of discrimination measures for racial/ethnic health disparities research among older adults.
Journal of Aging and Health
|Thrasher AD, Earp JA, Golin CE, and Zimmer CR. (2008)|
Discrimination, distrust, and racial/ethnic disparities in antiretroviral therapy adherence among a national sample of HIV-infected patients.
Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes: vol.49 (1), p.84-93.