Dr. Mya Roberson

Mya L. Roberson, MSPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center


Mya Roberson is a social epidemiologist and health services researcher who bridges big data with patient-centered research. She is specifically interested in promoting equity in cancer care delivery for Black people in the US South. Her ongoing research is focused on increasing access to genetic and genomic services delivery, supporting patient-led cancer survivorship initiatives and measuring progress in cancer care equity.

Dr. Roberson holds several leadership and advisory roles outside of UNC. She is the inaugural Associate Editor for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for JAMA Dermatology as well as a trustee at Brown University. In recognition of her contributions to patient-centered research, she is on the advisory boards of patient-led organizations Project Life and Touch4Life.

Mya Roberson in the Gillings News

Research Activities

•    Applying epidemiologic methods to health services research
•    Increasing access to genetic and genomic services delivery
•    Patient-engaged cancer care delivery research
•    Cancer outcomes research using administrative healthcare data
•    Theoretical approaches to health equity research

Research Interests
•    Cancer
•    Health Equity
•    Social Epidemiology
•    Administrative Healthcare Data
•    Healthcare Delivery
•    Patient-Engaged Research
•    Cancer Survivorship
•    Precision Medicine
•    Public Communication


  • BA with honors, Public Health, Brown University, 2016
  • MSPH, Public Health in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021