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Denise G Belle

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Adjunct Faculty
(919) 530-6422
(919) 530-5355
108 Miller-Morgan Building


Primary Responsibilities:

1. Create and deliver lectures for HEDU 1531 course, ?Health?, to meet the needs of the University and diverse student population.
2. Create course syllabus, calendar, assignments and grading rubric.
3. Present course material in a clear, concise and knowledgeable manner.
4. Encourage class room participation via open discussions on topics and experiences.
5. Establish a fair, equitable, and respected learning environment.
6. Report student performance, as required by the Department and University.


Denise G. Belle is a determined, exuberant passionate health advocate who earned a BS degree in Community Health Education at NC Central University, a Masters of Public Health from UNC Greensboro, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health from Walden University (anticipated graduation date: Dec. 2015). In her current role as Director of Community-based Outreach Programs with Rural Health Group, a conglomerate of 12 federally qualified health centers, she is dedicated to ensuring that everyone, including rural underserved minorities, receive quality medical care and education irrespective of their ability to pay.

Ms. Bells is an active volunteer with the Greater Carolina MS Chapter, and member of the National African American Advisory Council, National Programs and Activities Council, and National Federal Activism Advisory Committee of MS. She has been called upon to serve on various MS subcommittees at the local, state and national levels regarding how best to address issues surrounding rural health, and has served in each capacity with distinction.

Denise credits her tenacity to her beautiful mother, whom she considers her s/hero. She also shares her life with William, her ideal companion, her four-legged son, Jackson, and a cluster of friends and family. Ms. Belle is grateful for the paths she has traveled, is committed to leaving an impactful legacy regarding the inequities that she has encountered, and looks onward to infinite possibilities for herself and the people she serves.

Research Interests

Minority health disparities
Social inequities
African Americans impacted by HIV/AIDS
Rural, vulnerable health issues (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, breast/cervical cancer)
African Americans and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


MPH University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2006
BS North Carolina Central University 2000


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