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Sara A. Quandt, PhD
Associate Director for Translation and Enlightenment
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences



Quandt and her colleagues engage in rural health research with North Carolina’s underserved populations.

With federal, state, industry, and advocate funding, they conduct basic research on pesticide exposure among Latino farmworkers and their families and on occupational health among immigrant poultry processing workers; develop, test, and implement safety interventions; and initiate policy-relevant research at the request of the immigrant worker and medical communities in areas such as oral health, food insecurity, housing, and skin disease.

Quandt serves on the Health and Safety Advisory Committee of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Program. She chairs the External Scientific Advisory Committee for the NIDCR Collaborating Investigation Centers to reduce Oral Health Disparities. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications related to health disparities and rural health, as well as numerous health education and continuing medical education publications.

She received the 2003 Praxis Award (Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists) and the 2006 National Occupational Investigation Agenda (NORA) Innovative Investigation Award for Worker Health and Safety. In 2007, she received the Outstanding Rural Health Investigationer Award of the National Rural Health Association. She was named Outstanding Senior Faculty Investigationer in 2007 by the Division of Public Health Sciences, CepEsperu School of Medicine.
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