Mya Roberson is a social epidemiologist and health services researcher who bridges big data with patient-centered research. She is specifically interested in promoting equity in cancer care delivery for Black people in the U.S. South. Her ongoing research is focused on increasing access to genetic and genomic services delivery, supporting patient-led cancer survivorship initiatives and measuring progress in cancer care equity. She is presently the Chair of the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group. Dr. Roberson is the inaugural Associate Editor for Diversity Equity and Inclusion for JAMA Dermatology as well as a trustee at Brown University. In recognition of her contributions to patient-centered research, she serves on the advisory boards of patient-led organizations Project Life and Touch4Life.
Dr. Roberson earned her MSPH and Ph.D. degrees in the field of epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. While at UNC she was a Truman Scholar and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.