Gia Mudd-Martin is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of the University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement Core.
As a health equities researcher whose work is guided by principles of community-based participatory research, Dr. Mudd-Martin engages in reciprocal relationships with diverse communities to reduce health inequities and disparities. Funded by NIH/NINR and in partnership with Latino/Latina and rural communities, her research focuses on developing and testing sustainable cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk reduction interventions. Through CDC funding, she has expanded the impact of her community-engaged work, partnering with universities and community organizations across multiple states to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in diverse populations and setting the foundation for a national network of community-academic partnerships to promote future vaccines.
Dr. Mudd-Martin also serves as director of Community Engagement for an NIH-funded University Research Center and co-director of a second. Her work at the University and with professional organizations has been pivotal to successful local, regional, and national community-engaged research efforts and contributed to the development of the next generation of community-engaged health equities researchers.
PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA
University of Kentucky