Dr. Charlotte A. Noble
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems
Education & Experience:
I received a PhD in Applied Anthropology, as well as a dual MA/MPH, from the University of South Florida. At Indiana University Northwest, I completed a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Anthropology. Before joining the HSC School of Public Health in 2020, I held previous positions as a program coordinator/analyst with two federally funded projects: The Teen Outreach Program Replication Project and the University of South Florida Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program.
Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have been involved in community and public health research for more than 14 years. I have taught courses and led learning modules in various topics, including biological and cultural anthropology, food security and nutritional assessment, urban gardens, cross-cultural diversity, maternal and child health, as well as qualitative and evaluation methods. I have also had the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom are first-generation college students, with a focus on building academic, professional and research skills. Having been a first-generation and non-traditional college student myself, I am passionate and invested in student success.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Anthropological Association (AAA), where I previously served as Chair of the AIDS and Anthropology Special Interest Group. I also currently serve on the board for EPIC (Tampa Bay), which provides comprehensive resources for the prevention, treatment and care of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Broadly, my research focuses on health disparities and social determinants of health, with particular emphasis on the intersection between biology and culture. Bridging public health and anthropology, my mixed methods research has focused on the synergistic relationship between issues such as food security, housing security, mental health and HIV in the United States and abroad, including Haiti, Lesotho and the Tampa Bay area. My goal is to ground quantitative research findings in the lived experiences of vulnerable populations experiencing health disparities, to improve intervention design and implementation, health outcomes and policy.