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Dec 5, 2018

Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH

 Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C is an Assistant Professor of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the Center for Health Equity Research. During her 22 years as a Physician Assistant, she has devoted her clinical practice to providing medically appropriate and culturally competent care to members of the LGBTQ community as well as people living with HIV. Her research and teaching attend to the health consequences of stigma and discrimination based on multiple marginalized identities.

 She has partnered with ZAMI NOBLA on research with Black lesbian communities for many years, including a ground-breaking study assessing the health needs of aging Black lesbians. She is currently working in partnership with ZAMI NOBLA and Johns Hopkins University on a study to understand barriers and facilitators to engagement in care for Black sexual minority women with breast cancer and/or abnormal mammograms. 

Are you a black woman identifying as same-gender loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer, over 35, living anywhere in the country and has had an abnormal mammogram or breast cancer diagnosis, please take this confidential 25-minute survey: 

You will receive a $25.00 Visa Gift Card for your time.

 More information about the study can be found at

 Dr. Poteat can be reached at

Photo by Connie Cross.