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Tamarie Macon, PhD

Tamarie Macon

Tamarie Macon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

Dr. Tamarie Macon is an assistant professor for the Public Health Leadership Program and the Director of Community Initiatives for MAHEC. Dr. Macon has public health leadership experience that includes stakeholder development, community building, social justice and racial equity work, health policy research and collegiate instruction. After serving as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate as a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Fellow, she earned a doctorate degree in education and psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Macon completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University in the Applied Psychology department. Since moving back to North Carolina, she has been active in many local public health and social service organizations in Western North Carolina, including serving as the director of the Permanent Supportive Housing program at Homeward Bound of WNC and on the Board of Directors at the YWCA of Asheville.

Honors and Awards

Provost's Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity

2015-2017, NYU

Dissertation Fellowship

2014-2015, Ford Foundation

Predoctoral Fellowship

2011-2014, Ford Foundation

Rackham Merit Fellowship

2010-2015, University of Michigan

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

2012, University of Michigan

Rhodes Scholar Finalist

2017, Oxford University

Division I Volleyball Scholarship

2003-2007, Rutgers University

Key Publications

Predictors of father investment of time and finances: The specificity of resources, relationships, and parenting beliefs. Macon, T. A., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Cabrera, N. J., & McFadden, K. E. (2017). Journal of Family Issues.

Associations of racial discrimination and parental discrimination coping messages with African American adolescent racial identity. Richardson, B. L., Macon, T. A., Mustafaa, F. N., Bogan, E. D., Cole-Lewis, Y., & Chavous, T. M. (2015). Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Unmet need, cost burden, and communication problems in SCHIP by special health care needs status. Miller, J. E., Macon, T. A., Gaboda, D., & Cantor, J. C. (2012). Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Differential retention of children with special health needs in the state children's health insurance program (SCHIP). Macon, T. A., Miller, J. E., Gaboda, D., Simpson, T., & Cantor, J. C. (2007). Pediatrics.


PhD, Education and Psychology, University of Michigan, 2015

MS, Psychology, University of Michigan, 2012

BS, Public Health, Rutgers University, 2007

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