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Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS


University of Georgia, Doctor of Public Health

University of South Carolina, Master of Science, Public Health

Emory University, Master of Theological Studies





Community-based participatory research & applied learning

Student-engaged research

Cycling & traveling



Dr. Sabrina T. Cherry has worked for over 20 years within the field of public health. Dr. Cherry’s professional experience started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. As a public health practitioner, Dr. Cherry collaborated on Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) for the Greater Atlanta Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and two rural Georgia hospitals; provided technical assistance to faith-based, mini-grant recipients in Southwest Georgia; and worked on a food insecurity and medication-adherence pilot study for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

Dr. Cherry served as part of a research team that won the 2018 National Economic Development Award awarded by University Economic Development Association Awards of Excellence and is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service (Jr. category), as well as the 2022 Honors Faculty awards granted by UNCW. Her primary research interests are the intersection of health disparities and social justice, as well as qualitative research.

She earned a Master of Science Public Health (MSPH) degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Emory University, and a Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH), as a well as a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research from the University of Georgia.



Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Faith and Health Equity Faculty

Wake Forest University

Public Health, Global Health, Religion and Health, Qualitative Research