Felicia E. Mebane, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., is a social entrepreneur with a focus on leveraging mass media to raise the salience and use of public health information.  As an example, she blogs on “arts and entertainment with a public health twist” at Encore! Featuring Public Health and is an associate producer on Baddest Disease on the Planet: The Real Stories of Diabetes.  Dr. Mebane is the founder and CEO of Mebane Media Communications, LLC, where she works with public health researchers and others on creative ways to disseminate their work and ideas.  A former dean of students and assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dr. Mebane is on the Advisory Committee for AcademyHealth’s Translation and Communications Interest Group.

Dr. Mebane joined AcademyHealth as an Innovator-in-Residence in April 2015.  In this role, she produced a podcast series, Health Services Unplugged, which links health services research studies to timely issues facing vulnerable or underserved populations. 

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