Lindsey is a Ph.D Candidate and teaching fellow in the department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Lindsey’s dissertation research examines racial differences in immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Her findings will enrich current understanding of women’s receipt of LARC postpartum and contribute to knowledge about equitable access to women’s reproductive services. To support her research Lindsey was awarded the UNC-Chapel Hill Summer Fellowship and Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Lindsey has worked in both clinical and public health research. She worked as a social/clinical research assistant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Lindsey also supported community research in central Texas. There she assisted with the facilitation of concept mapping and worked with local stakeholders to explore the impact of social determinants of health on racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality.

As a PhD student Lindsey has continued to pursue opportunities that allow her to explore maternal and child health services and implementation science. She is currently working on the Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health Program (ICO4MCH) state initiative. As part of this initiative Lindsey is assisting a team of implementation advisors to support collective impact, health equity, and the implementation of evidence-based strategies in 14 counties in North Carolina. She also worked with colleagues to examine the relationship between adequacy of prenatal care and various social determinants of health on adverse birth outcomes. The team created a user-friendly calculator for local public health organizations which assesses cost savings associated with changes to population risk factors.

Lindsey is committed to improving systems to address inequities in health services. She has written on the topic for the Consortium for Implementation Science Newsletter. She has also served as a racial health disparities facilitator. She worked with a team to revise a Health Equity Impact Assessment tool and trains other public health professionals to use the tool.
Lindsey teaches Introduction to the U.S. Health System (HPM 600).
Lindsey double majored in Psychology and Communications studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and received her MPH from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health (Fort Worth, TX). She was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Sigma Chapter in May 2013.