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.

Tonia Poteat in the Gillings News


  • 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