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Director of Health Programs, The Lincy Institute
Expertise: Public Health Promotion, Education and Prevention , Cultural Competency and Diversity , Health Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation , Health Disparities (racial, ethnic, sexual and gender), Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women's Health and Wellness
Marya Shegog joined The Lincy Institute in September 2012 as its director of health programs. She has worked as a research scientist for several federal and corporate entities and as director of a unique after-school program for children and emerging adults in urban, low-income communities.
An advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness in minority communities, she has increased capacity among community-based organizations throughout the U.S. to better meet local needs while respecting each organization’s mission and vision.
In addition to UNLV, she has held faculty/teaching positions at Hampton University, the University of South Carolina, and Cincinnati State College. She is a frequent speaker and facilitator at conferences, forums, and classes where she helps cultivate cultural competency among health care professionals.
Her teaching and research interests focus on effectively identifying and addressing health disparities in order to eradicate them, developing cultural competency in health care, and shaping healthy communities through policy, programming, planning, and evaluation.
- B.S., Biology, Hampton University
- Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, University of South Carolina
- M.P.H., Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
- Ph.D., Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
- Post-doctoral fellowship, Center of Health Disparities Research, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Marya Shegog started her public health career in the lab - doing research and scientific analysis for several federal and corporate entities.
Dr. Marya Shegog, the director of health programs at UNLV's Lincy Institute, is looking forward to improving healthcare in Southern Nevada.
Articles Featuring Marya Shegog
From law to health to advocacy to science, UNLV professors tackle HIV prevention, education and treatment both domestically and abroad.