Fields of Expertise
- Community engagement and capacity building
- Cultural competency
- Health disparities
- Sexual and reproductive health
Marya Shegog joined The Lincy Institute in September 2012 as its Director of Health Programs. During 2009–2010 she completed a post–doctoral fellowship with the Center of Health Disparities Research within the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV. She completed her doctorate from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in 2008 in Public Health, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior and received her BA from Hampton University in biology with a molecular emphasis. Additionally she has attained a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of South Carolina. Prior to returning to graduate school Shegog was a research scientist for several federal and corporate entities and a community activist establishing a unique after-school program for children and young adults residing in urban environments. Her teaching and research interest focus on effectively identifying and addressing health disparities in order to eradicate them.