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.

  • Veronica A. Carlisle, MPH, CHES

    Community Health Educator
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center,
    Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health,
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Work with community partners, organizational partners, academic partners and Lineberger to assist with the integration of peer support approaches into programs and research to enhance cancer care from cancer prevention to cancer survivorship throughout UNC, North Carolina and the region.

  • Samantha Luu, MPH

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

    Connects with clinicians, public health organizations, and community organizations to provide technical assistance for peer support program design, implementation tools, and training.

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