Mya’s current work focuses on the relationship between premenopausal gynecologic surgery and survival in women with breast cancer. Broadly, she studies spatial and temporal patterns in racial disparities in cancer outcomes in the state of North Carolina using a health services lens. Ultimately she hopes to eliminate inequities that exist in breast and gynecologic cancer outcomes between Black and white women in North Carolina and nationally.
MORE ABOUT MYA
Mya is a second-year MSPH-PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing an undergraduate concentration in public health at Brown University, Mya was appointed to the university’s board of trustees upon her graduation in 2016. She is interested in the intersection of scientific research and public service, and hopes to use her passion for cancer research and interest in health care systems to better the health of Black women and train the next generation of scientists.