What is Georgia CEAL?
Garnering Effective Outreach and Research in Georgia for Impact Alliance (Georgia) Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities
Georgia CEAL is a member of the National Institutes of Health that supports statewide efforts to
- Conduct urgent community-engaged research and outreach focused on COVID-19 awareness and education to address misinformation and mistrust; and
- Promote and facilitate inclusion of diverse racial and ethnic populations in clinical trials (prevention, vaccine, therapeutics), reflective of the populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The overarching goals of
- To understand factors that contribute to the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 in underserved communities and establish effective, community-engaged research and outreach response strategies and;
- To conduct community-responsive, innovative research and outreach to understand and address vaccine hesitancy, misinformation, and mistrust towards acceptance, confidence in, and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination
Meet Our Team
Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator & Director
Sedessie Spivey, DBA, MS
Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, MS
David Williams, MD, MPH
Katrina Brantley, DrPH, MPH
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