Ph.D., Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health
B.S., Biology, Yale University
Carmina Valle is a research assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Chapel Hill with over a decade of experience in the field of cancer prevention and control. Valle’s research focuses on developing and evaluating technology-based behavior change interventions to eliminate disparities in cancer. Her research interests include using emerging technologies to promote physical activity and weight control, health behavior interventions for young adult and underserved cancer survivors, and tailored health communications. She has conducted physical activity and weight control interventions for cancer survivors using Facebook and digital smart scales.
Valle spent five years at the National Cancer Institute as a presidential management fellow and program analyst with the Office of Cancer Survivorship. Her current projects include evaluating the effects of theory-guided tailored health messages on intentions to engage in cancer prevention behaviors and culturally adapting a tailored health assessment tool for Latino cancer survivors.