Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Behavior

Assistant Director, Community Based Participatory Research
UNC
Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

T: 919-843-9562
alexandra_lightfoot@unc.edu

Teaching
HBHE 710    Community Capacity, Competence, and Power     Syllabus

Research interests
Cardiovascular disease
Child health and development
Diabetes
Global health
Health behavior
Health disparity reduction
Health policy
Minority health
Sexually transmitted diseases


HB relevant experience
Assistant Director for the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Core at UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Program Director for the Department of Health Behavior’s Cancer Health Disparities postdoctoral program.
Assistant Director of the Kellogg Health Scholars, a CBPR postdoctoral training program
Principal Investigator on a CBPR study, Focus on Youth + ImPACT: A Pilot Project to Test an HIV/AIDS Curriculum for Youth in Faith-
Based Settings, funded by UNC’s Carolina Comprehensive NIMHD Research Center
PI on a Community Engagement Core of NC TraCS project that builds research capacity of community and academic partnerships

Primary teaching areas
CBPR and Photovoice

Primary Research areas
Social determinants of health
Health equity
Youth engagement

Availability as adjunct faculty
Advisor on a special project
Capstone preceptor
Classroom or continuing education lecture
Faculty research collaboration
Student research supervision
Dissertation committee member
Informal research advice or technical assistance
Practicum preceptor