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2022 - Faculty Researcher Award, School of Social Work, UNC Charlotte

2022 - Community Engagement Award, College of Health and Human Services, UNC Charlotte

2022 - The Sojourner Truth Black Excellence Award, C4 Counseling Agency

2021 - North Carolina NASW Social Worker of the Year

2019 - Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation Fellowship

2019 - Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

2017 - Recipient, UNC Charlotte, Research Funding Award Recipient

2016 - Recipient, College of Health & Human Services, UNC Charlotte, Diversity Award

2016 - Recipient, Graduate Teaching Award, Graduate Social Work Association

2012 - Recipient, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Cultural Diversity Honorable Mention Award

2006 - Recipient, Rising Star Grantsmanship Award, Johnson C. Smith University

2004 - Recipient, Presbyterian Hospital Employee Award


2022 - Nominated as a College of Health and Human Services Research Exemplar

2019 - USC Social Determinants of Health Innovation Project

2018 - present  UNC Charlotte Quality Matters Associate Faculty Fellow

2018 - present  Leadership UNC Charlotte

2015 - 2019  - Honorary Recognition, Selected by Graduating Seniors as a Faculty Member Having Made the Most Significant, Positive Contribution to their Education

2016 - Present -  Recipient, Urban Education Collaborative Doctoral Fellow Program, UNC Charlotte

2016 - 2017 - Recipient, Urban Education Collaborative Grant Fellow Program, UNC Charlotte

2015 - Honorary Member, Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society

2010-2013 - Public Reviewer, National Institutes of Mental Health Adult Mental Health Interventions Subcommittee, 2-Term Appointment​​

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