Anissa Vines, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
266 Rosenau Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-843-1210

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2002 UNC-CH PhD, Epidemiology
1994 Louisiana State University Medical Center MS, Biometry
1994 Xavier University of Louisiana BS, Statistics
Research interests

  • Cancer
  • Minority health
  • Obesity
  • Women’s health
Research and practice activities

Public health practice activities involve oversight of community engaged research activities, research, and training activities related to racial/ethnic health disparities. Research involve the examination of psychosocial stress and coping strategies in association with chronic disease among women, in particular the chronic stress of perceived racism among African American women.

Staff/administrative responsibilities

UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes, Associate Director; Carolina Community Network Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Co-Director; Carolina-Shaw Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities (Project EXPORT), Co-Director: Pilot Research Core; Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Disparities, Program Administrator/Director

Key publications
Vines AI, McNeilly MD, Stevens J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Baird M, Baird DD. (2001)
Development and reliability of a Telephone-Administered Perceived Racism Scale (TPRS): a tool for epidemiological use..
Ethnicity and Disease: vol.11(2), p.251-62.

Vines AI, Baird DD, Stevens J, Hertz-Picciotto I, Light KC, McNeilly M. (2007)
Associations of abdominal fat with perceived racism and passive emotional responses to racism in African American women..
Am J Public Health: vol.97(3), p.526-30.

Vines AI, Teal R, Meyer C, Manning M, Godley P (2011)
Connecting Community with Campus to Address Cancer Health Disparities: A Community Grants Program Model.
Prog Community Health Partnersh: vol.5(2), p.207-12.

Vines AI, Ta M, Esserman D (2010)
The association between self-reported major life events and the presence of uterine fibroids..
Womens Health Issues: vol.20(4), p.294-8.

Vines, AI, Nguyen, TTX, Ta, M, Esserman, D and Baird, DD (2011)
Self-reported daily stress, squelching of anger and the management of daily stress and the prevalence of uterine leiomyomata: the ultrasound screening study..
Stress and Health