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Daina C. Huntley, MPH, CHES

Daina C. Huntley, MPH, CHES

Social Clinical Research Specialist
Maternal and Child Health
Director, Community Activities
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
  • 423 Rosenau, CB 7445, Chapel Hill NC27599-7445

Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES is a social clinical research specialist at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Gillings School of Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill. At CGBI, Daina is the Director of Community Activities. Her work focuses on, implementing and evaluating a state-wide Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care training curriculum through partnership activities, project coordination and community mobilization. Daina conducts trainings and one-on-one education related to the CGBI mission, and contributes to CGBI publications and toolkit-development efforts.

Daina developed a passion for public health and breastfeeding advocacy during her time at UNC Greensboro where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health education. She later completed UNC Charlotte's graduate certificate program in community health and became a Certified Health Education Specialist with hopes of creating and managing health programs that support and normalize breastfeeding. Daina received her Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University with a nutrition concentration. Daina is an active member of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, and is the co-founder of Queen City Cocoa B.E.A.N.S., a Charlotte, NC based organization with a mission to improve African American health through increased breastfeeding support.

Daina is dedicated to creating opportunities for breastfeeding education, normalcy, and support in order to improve health outcomes across the country.

Staff/Administrative Duties

Ms. Huntley focuses on, implementing and evaluating a state-wide Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care training curriculum through partnership activities, project coordination and community mobilization. She conducts trainings and one-on-one education related to the CGBI mission, and contributes to CGBI publications and toolkit-development efforts.

Education

MPH, Nutrition, Liberty University, 2016

CHES, Community Health, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2015

BS, Public Health Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2012

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