Natasha Hughes, MPH

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice


Natasha Hughes is a recent graduate from UNC Chapel Hill's Master of Public Health Program in the Global Health concentration at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has a significant interest in public health issues such as HIV prevention/treatment, infectious diseases, and rural health disparities. Her professional background in public health mostly revolves around HIV interventions. She has worked on an NIH-funded study through Duke University focused on developing a mHealth application for adolescents living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. In this project, Natasha was tasked with developing visual content that was engaging to app users and effective at delivering public health messaging. She has also served as a teaching assistant for an HIV/AIDS information course that is taught through the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Slightly outside of public health, Natasha also has a professional background in biology (pre-medicine) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology/Pre-Medical Studies from her undergraduate institution. She will be attending John Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs in Fall 2022 to pursue her MS in Biotechnology.