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Proud member of the CEAL Alliance

Improving Communication, Confidence, and Vaccine Uptake


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
Georgia CEAL

  • 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<br>Principal Investigator & Director

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator & Director

 Sedessie Spivey, DBA, MS<br>Multi-Principal Investigator

Sedessie Spivey, DBA, MS
Multi-Principal Investigator

Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, MS<br>Multi-Principal Investigator

Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, MS
Multi-Principal Investigator

David Williams, MD, MPH<br>Multi-Principal Investigator

David Williams, MD, MPH
Multi-Principal Investigator

Katrina Brantley, DrPH, MPH<br>Project Director

Katrina Brantley, DrPH, MPH
Project Director

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