Audrea Caesar, PhD - Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO)

Audrea Caesar, PhD - Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO)

Dr. Caesar oversees the DEI and health equity efforts at UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine (SOM).

Dr. Caesar comes to UNC Health from the City of Raleigh, where she created and led the city's first Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this role she developed Raleigh's first racial equity action plan emphasizing workforce equity, police-community relations, business inclusion and community engagement, and served as an advisor to the Mayor and City Council on issues related to community health, social justice and equity.

Prior to her time with the City of Raleigh, Dr. Caesar held several positions where she has helped organizations better understand the social determinants of inequity. As Director of Community Outreach & Support for Union County's Department of Health and Human Services, she founded the Union Health Equity Collaborative, which trained over 150 providers and staff from Union County Public Health, Atrium Health Union, Novant Health and members of the community on topics related to social determinants using Union County-specific data.

Dr. Caesar is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Government teaching courses in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.