BAR Awards Profile – Seronda A. Robinson ’07 (PhD)

2015 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding
Young Alumna Award

Seronda A. Robinson ’07 (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor/Epidemiologist and Chair, Department of Public Health Education, North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

robinson15Seronda is an epidemiologist, associate professor, and chair of the Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University. Her research interests focus on obesity and its related risk factors and outcomes, cancer, and diabetes. She serves as the
coordinator for the nationally-recognized Eagle Pride Blood, Marrow, Organ, Sickle Cell, and Cord Blood Drive and the adviser of the Gamma Phi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary.

Earlier this year she appeared on UNC TV and several other TV and radio news outlets to educate the public about Ebola and preventing its spread. She has book chapters published on addressing diabetes health disparities in African-Americans and leadership and community-based research.

Seronda received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University and a doctorate in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina. A native of Douglas, Ga., she is married to Samuel Lee Robinson, II and is the proud mother of twins, Ava Delphine and Anna Rose.

Dr. Robinson’s award citation will be posted after the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Awards Gala on Nov. 6, 2015.