Alumni

Samuel Baxter

PhD Student, Health Policy and Management
Samuel Baxter
Academic Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Cohort Start Year: 2016
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Men's Health

FOCUS
Mr. Baxter’s doctoral work focuses on aspects of men’s health within and outside the contexts of health care settings. He is currently working on projects related to health care access, residential segregation, and stress responses concerning young adults.

MORE ABOUT SAMUEL
Samuel Baxter is an emerging scholar advocate who is passionate about improving the lived experiences of boys and men across their life trajectories. He is a fourth-year doctoral student studying Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC. His dissertation explores racial differences in the relationship between residential segregation and heart health among young men. Samuel earned his BS in Sociology with a minor in Pan-African Studies from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and his MPH from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to coming to UNC, he worked as a graduate assistant on prison health and reentry support programs at Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a division of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. He is interested in understanding how racial disparities in health emerge among young men and leveraging this knowledge to create intervention strategies and policy-relevant solutions to create a Culture of Health that improves the health trajectories of African-American men.

 

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