Mya L. Roberson, MSPH is PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health where she is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar. Mya’s master’s research examined the relationship between premenopausal gynecologic surgery and survival in women with breast cancer. Broadly, she is interested in using big data to promote cancer care equity especially among Black women. Her dissertation work examines differences in the surgical treatment of breast cancer for Black women residing in urban and rural areas of North Carolina.  After completing an undergraduate concentration in public health at Brown University, Mya served on the university’s board of trustees from 2016 to 2019 and remains on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council. She is the recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award and is a Truman Scholar. Mya aims to use her passion for cancer research and interest in health care systems to advance the health of Black women and train the next generation