Geni Eng, DrPH

Professor
Health Behavior Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
360 Rosenau Hall
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Campus Box 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USAT: 919-966-3909
F: 919-966-2921
eugenia_eng@unc.edu
Education
1983          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          DrPH, Health Education
1978          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          MPH, Health Education
1970          University of Wisconsin                                          BA, Education and French

Teaching
HBEH 700          Foundations of Health Behavior                                   Syllabus
HBEH 710          Community Capacity, Competence, and Power         Syllabus

Research interests

Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
Global health
Health behavior
Health disparity reduction
Minority health
Public health practice
Reproductive health
Rural health
Sexually transmitted diseases
Women’s health

Research activities

Geni Eng focuses on the integration of community development and health education interventions in the rural United States and developing countries. Her current research projects apply community-based research principles to the design and evaluation of lay health advisor interventions and look at the influence of sociocultural factors on STDs and early detection of breast cancer. Dr. Eng directs the Community Health Scholars post-doctoral program. She also serves as principle investigator on the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Health Disparities training grant housed in the department. She teaches community organization, cross- cultural aspects of health education practices, community diagnosis and health issues relevant to women, ethnic minorities, and developing nations.

Select publications
Roman-Isler M, Eng E, Maman S, Adimora A, Weiner B. (2014).
Public health and church-based constructions of HIV prevention: Black Baptist perspective.
Health Education Research, 29(3): 470-484, 2014.

Lightfoot A, Taggart T, Woods-Jaegger B, Jackson M, Riggins L, Eng E. (2014).
Where is the faith? Using a CBPR approach to propose adaptations to an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for adolescents in African American faith settings.
Journal of Religion and Health, 53(4):1223-1235.

Gilbert P, Perreira K, Eng E, Rhodes SD. (2014).
Social stressors and alcohol use among immigrant sexual and gender minority Latinos in a non-traditional settlement state.
Substance Use and Misuse, 49(11):1365-1375

Israel BA, Eng E, Schultz AJ, Parker EA, (eds). (2013.)
Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, 2nd Edition.
Jossey-Bass Publishers: San Francisco, CA.

Montoya TA, Coker-Appiah DS, Eng E, Wynn MR, Townsend TG. (2013).
A Qualitative Exploration of Rural African American Youth Perceptions about the Effect of Dating Violence on Sexual Health
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(1):48-62.

Rhodes SD, McCoy TP, Hergenrather KC, Vissman AT, Wolfson M, Alonzo J, Bloom FR, Alegría-Ortega J, Eng E. (2012).
Prevalence estimates of health risk behaviors of immigrant Latino men who have sex with men.
Journal of Rural Health, 28(1):73-83.

Eng E, Hatch JW. (1991).
Networking Between Black Churches and Agencies: The Lay Health Advisor Model.
Journal of Prevention in Human Services, 10, p.123-146.