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Tonia Poteat, PhD

Dr. Tonia Poteat

Tonia Poteat, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior
Associate Professor
Department of Social Medicine
Core Faculty
Center for Health Equity Research
Faculty Fellow
Carolina Population Center
  • 333 South Columbia Street
  • MacNider Hall, Room 345B. CB #7240
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240

Dr. Tonia Poteat is a clinician and social scientist with more than 20 years of experience as a health care provider and 10 years of conducting community-engaged research. Dr. Poteat focuses her research, teaching, and clinical practice on improving LGBTQ health and HIV outcomes. She pays particular attention to the role of intersectional stigma in driving inequities faced by transgender adults.


PhD, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012

MPH, Behavioral Science, Rollins School of Public Health, 2007

BA, Biology, Yale University, 1991

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