Delesha Carpenter

Delesha M. Carpenter, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior


Delesha Carpenter is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC. Her research focuses on interpersonal influences on disease self-management for adolescents and adults living with chronic illnesses, such as asthma and arthritis. She is particularly interested in using mobile health (mHealth) technologies to improve patients’ chronic disease self-management and quality of life, especially for rural populations. In addition to her graduate training in public health, Dr. Miller has clinical experience as a Certified Respiratory Therapist.

Research Activities

Arthritis and disability
Children's health
Chronic disease management, including peer/social support systems (asthma, arthritis, vasculitis) eHealth
Health communication
Rural health


  • PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • MSPH, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 2003