Ariana Frazier is a second-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity Promotion as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from North Carolina State University. She is originally from South Carolina but later moved to northern Virginia and finally settled in Raleigh to complete her undergraduate studies.
Ms. Frazier is currently and undergraduate research assistant in the Black Health Lab in the Department of Psychology. The lab focuses on understanding Black and Latinx emerging adults’ experiences with systems of oppression that impact their health and how they actively protect their health from these systems. Current and upcoming studies include understanding responses to exposure to online racism, community-based ambulatory physiology, and developing a Black community advisory board aimed at addressing local health concerns. Additionally, Ms. Frazier is a student worker in the Center for Family and Community Engagement as part of the Engaging Communities Lab. Through the lab, she works with the Wake Community-University Partnership to eliminate intergenerational poverty and promote community health, wealth and wellness in Southeat Raleigh and Eastern Wake County. Current initiatives include the Empowering Entrepreneurs and Seeding Innovation (EEASI) Challege and recruiting a steering committee for the Southeast Raleigh Community Collaboration.
After she graduates, Ms. Frazier intends to continue her studies by pursuing a postgraduate education that centers around understanding health disparities and improving health equity for historically underserved populations.
Teaching and Research Interests
Social Medicine, Public Health, Health Equity, Black Health, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
Empowering Entrepreneurs and Seeding Innovation (EEASI) Challenge
B.S. Public Health: Health Equity Promotion NC State University 2023
B.A. Africana Studies NC State University 2023