Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Government Affairs; Acting Director for Health Equity Research Core; Professor

Health Systems Science

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH, oversees the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s strategic efforts to engage with community partners in the city of Pasadena and across the wider Los Angeles County area, working with stakeholders in the non-profit, healthcare, government, faith-based-and social services sectors. A nationally recognized expert in community engaged research, Dr. Carter-Edwards previously served as Associate Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health; as Director of the Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program with the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS); and as Co-Director of the Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine. She has 25 years of experience conducting observational studies, interventions, and programs—including numerous grant-funded projects—with emphasis on social determinants of health associated with cardiovascular-related risk factors and outcomes in African American faith communities. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and books.

A headshot of Lori R. Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH