Gia Mudd-Martin PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor and Dr. E. Vernon Smith, Bertice Henry Smith & Bertice Harold Smith Professor in Nursing Research
Gia Mudd-Martin, PhD, MPH, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at the UK College of Nursing, Director of the Community Engagement and Research Core of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Co-Lead of the UK Superfund Research Center. She earned her BSN from the University of Louisville, and her Master of Nursing and of Public Health as well as her PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.
As a health equities researcher whose work is guided by principles of community-based participatory research, Dr. Mudd-Martin engages in reciprocal relationships with diverse communities to address health inequities and disparities. Her research funded by NIH/NINR focuses on the development and testing of sustainable cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk reduction interventions that are designed in partnership with Latino/Latina and rural communities. She is site PI of an NIH grant supporting equitable engagement with the All Of Us program and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collaborate with diverse communities to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
Dr. Mudd-Martin has extensively published and presented scholarly work and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of scientists from nursing and other health disciplines. She is an active member of multiple professional organizations and had a pivotal role in establishing the Appalachian Translational Research Network as a 501c3, for which she continues to serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Committee. She has received multiple awards in recognition of her work including, among others, induction in 2017 as a Fellow of the American Heart Association and in 2022 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
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PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2007
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2002
MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2002
BSN, University of Louisville, 1988
Health inequities research with Hispanic/Latino, Appalachian, and rural populations; cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk reduction across the lifespan.