Mya Roberson is an Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her broad research interests are in applying epidemiologic methods to health policy and health services research to promote health equity using big data. She is specifically interested in equity in cancer care delivery for Black people in the US South. Dr. Roberson has experience working in cancer registries, claims data, national healthcare databases and electronic health records, along with expertise in health disparities, health equity and social epidemiology theory. She is presently Vice Chair of the AcademyHealth Disparities Special Interest Group.
Dr. Roberson earned her MSPH and PhD 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.