Nyahne Bergeron, MPH
BIRCWH Program Coordinator
PhD Student/Research Assistant, Community Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health
Nyahne Bergeron, MPH is the Program Coordinator for the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. She is a PhD student in the Community Health Sciences Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also serves as a Research Assistant for the Offering African American Survivors Increased Support (OASIS) Project, an NIH-funded study led by Dr. Yamilé Molina that aims to assess how patient navigation can affect shared decision-making, risk assessment, screening, and survivorship among African-American breast cancer patients and their social networks. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Saint Xavier University and a Master of Public Health with distinction from DePaul University.
Before her time with the BIRCWH program, she was a Research Specialist for the Bridging the Gap Community Obesity Measures Project at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy, where she performed field research and quantitative data collection in various communities in and around Chicago, northwestern Indiana, and Houston, Texas. She was also a Research Project Coordinator and Manager for the South Side Diabetes Project at the University of Chicago. Most recently, she worked as the Health & Nutrition Community Program Manager at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where she spearheaded the creation of an organization wide nutrition policy and developed health and nutrition education programming for emergency food programs in Cook County.
She serves as a PhD Student Representative for the School of Public Health Diversity Leadership Committee and Community Health Sciences Doctoral Studies Committee and is a Steering Committee Member and Fellow for Life for the Chicago Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program under the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group.