Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

Leadership of Peers for Progress

  • Edwin B. Fisher, PhD

    Global Director
    Peers for Progress

    Professor
    Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

    Provides overall leadership and strategic guidance to the Peers for Progress program. Works with partners and others active in diabetes to develop key collaborative relationships.

  • Patrick Yao Tang, MPH

    Program Manager
    Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

    Manages Peers for Progress projects and collaborations, providing technical assistance to collaborators in the form of resource development, program design and evaluation, and expert training.

  • Samantha Luu, MPH

    Associate Director of UNC Peer Support Core
    Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill

    Connects with stakeholders across campus to promote peer and mutual support activities aimed at improving campus mental health.

  • Megan S. Evans, MS

    Graduate Research Assistant
    Utilizing a variety of methods, researches social factors and mental health, in particular the role of social and peer support in promoting and maintaining mental health and wellbeing.

  • Hannah Barker

    Graduate Research Assistant
    Hannah is a second-year MPH student in the Health Behavior concentration and a GRA for Dr. Fisher. Her research interests include mental health, worker health, and injury prevention.

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