Tonya S. Roberson, Ph.D., MPH, DT

  Director Of Community Outreach, Program Dev, And A
  708-235-2806ext. 2806
  Office Location: G-144
  Office Hours: By appointment
  College: CHHS

Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health



Dr. Roberson is the Director of Community Engagement, Program Development and Academic Success / Adjunct Faculty in the College of Health and Human Services. She has over fifteen years of biobehavioral and social sciences research experience with extensive recruitment and selection capability experience.

Dr. Roberson has a particular expertise in methods to address health inequalities, health promotion theories, and models to assess the holistic health of African Americans in the urban centers. She has vast knowledge in biomedical research, culturally tailoring initiatives, community engagement and practice, survey design, extensive research recruitment, independent consulting and evaluation. She is well connected and trusted in the Chicagoland communities and serves in many leadership roles increasing awareness about various research initiatives with successful implementation. She conducts community needs and health assessments for community members/patients with chronic diseases in underserved communities to link them with culturally relevant resources/programs that will help combat their issues.

Dr. Roberson focuses on health education and disease prevention strategies to promote improving the quality-of-care and quality-of-life of persons coping with a life-threatening illness. She is committed to giving her time and talents through her community organizing efforts and outreach work to educate audiences about being an advocate of their "own" health and the importance of making healthier lifestyle choices.