Tamarie Macon, PhD
Tamarie Macon, PhD
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 AwardsProvost's Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity
2015-2017, NYUDissertation Fellowship
2014-2015, Ford FoundationPredoctoral Fellowship
2011-2014, Ford FoundationRackham Merit Fellowship
2010-2015, University of MichiganRackham Graduate Student Research Grant
2012, University of MichiganRhodes Scholar Finalist
2017, Oxford UniversityDivision I Volleyball Scholarship
2003-2007, Rutgers University
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