Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D.

  • Associate Vice President for Research, Health Disparities

Professor, Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Dr. Schoenberg’s research involves addressing health inequities, particularly among rural residents and other underserved populations, using community-based participatory research strategies and intervention trials. A medical anthropologist and gerontologist by background, Dr. Schoenberg and her academic and community partners focus on prevention and control of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and other chronic conditions. Dr. Schoenberg is the director of the new Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET), a member of the Executive Committee for the Markey Cancer Center Cancer’s Prevention and Control Program, and serves on the internal advisory board for the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She currently serves as the co-director of the Community Engagement Core in the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Research. She served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Public Health from 2014-2017.

Within the Office of the Vice President for Research, Dr. Schoenberg:

  • Advises the VPR on policy and programs related to health disparities
  • Facilitates collaborative groups on campus centered around health disparity research