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CTSI Special Populations: ISP Seminar Series

ISP Seminar Series/ NCCU Eagle Talk

Meeting Information

Health Communications: Making it Plain, Communicating Health Knowledge to the African American Community 


Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023  

Time: 6pm

Location: NCCU School of Education Auditorium 

Description: In collaboration with NCCU, a presentation and moderated discussion on strategies for improving healthy behaviors and outcomes and fight health-related misinformation aimed at the African American community.  

During this presentation, you will:

1. Identify effective strategies to disseminate health information and research findings to different audiences.

2. Describe the purpose and effectiveness of ethnodramas for improving health literacy for African Americans.

3. Participants will have the tools to appropriately summarize research findings to broader communities without using a deficit approach. 




Welcome and Introduction

Duke NCCU Bridge Leadership & ISP Leadership

NCCU presentation 

Addressing Disparate Health? Advancing an ecological approach to prevention, healing and wellness

NCCU Leadership-

Jonathan Livingston PhD

Benjamin S. Ruffin Distinguished Professor of

Civic Education & Social Justice

Interim Chair and Professor of Psychology

North Carolina Central University

Duke ISP, presentation

More than numbers: supporting healthy outcomes in African Americans. 

ISP Leadership-

Keisha Bentley-Edwards PhD

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Associate Director of Research

Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

Co-Director, Special Populations & Equity in Research Cores, CTSI

Q&A Session-

“Making it Plain: Communicating Health Knowledge to the African American Community”

Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards will be the moderator for the Q&A session.


ISP Leadership-

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD