Felicia E. Mebane is the Executive Director of the Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center at Norfolk State University (NSU). She and the professional academic advisors and tutors in the Center provide comprehensive advising, mentoring and tutoring services for NSU freshmen and sophomores. Through creative and dynamic communications and programs, Dr. Mebane aims to inform and inspire students towards academic persistence.

As a public health communications entrepreneur and consultant, Dr. Mebane focused on leveraging mass media to raise the salience and use of public health information. She also collaborated with public health experts on creative ways to disseminate their work and ideas. For example, as part of AcademyHealth’s Innovators-in-Residence program, she created Health Services Unplugged, a podcast about research and researchers. She is also an associate producer on the documentary Baddest Disease on the Planet: The Real Stories of Diabetes.

Dr. Mebane was the Dean of Students and an Assistant Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has authored numerous articles on how news organizations report on health policy issues, including long term care and health insurance. Dr. Mebane earned Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University.