Lindsey Haynes-Maslow researches policies that lead to healthy behaviors among disinvested communities. She is an expert on the intersection between public health and nutrition, as well as the impact of government policies and programs on health behaviors. She has over 15 years of experience working with non-profit, private, and public organizations that focus on diet-related chronic disease prevention for low-income, rural, and communities of color.
In April 2021, Dr. Haynes-Maslow accepted a two-year commitment with the CDC, USDA, and The Extension Foundation working as a Market Research Lead on vaccine education for rural and underserved communities across the U.S. She provides technical assistance and expertise to 24 land grant universities, including historically black colleges and universities and tribal colleges, on how to implement social marketing campaigns to reduce adult vaccine hesitancy among their selected target audiences and geographic locations.
Before coming to the University of North Carolina, Dr. Haynes-Maslow worked in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University. She served as the Principal Investigator for North Carolina State University’s SNAP-Education program, where she managed a statewide nutrition education and obesity prevention program. From 2014-2016, Dr. Haynes-Maslow worked for the advocacy organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists, on federal food and nutrition policy, specifically the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and The Farm Bill. She currently hosts workshops and training for students, researchers, and scholars on how to communicate with policymakers and the media.
Dr. Haynes-Maslow has also worked for the University of North Carolina’s healthcare system, Durham Veterans Affairs in their Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, North Carolina Institute of Medicine, North Carolina Medical Journal, as well as the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
She has a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Masters in healthcare administration and a B.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.