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Amari Sokoya Pearson-Fields

Amari Sokoya Pearson-Fields, MPH (Washington, DC) is currently Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program in the DC Department of Health. Previous to joining DC government, MS. Pearson-Fields was the President/CEO of Sokoya Consulting Group, Inc, a firm specializing in wellness programming, social marketing, research, and grant writing.

Ms. Pearson-Fields has more than 20 years experience in women's health issues including cancer education and prevention, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, tobacco, and health care disparities for minority women. Findings from the Spirit Health Study were used to develop a holistic wellness program for African American lesbians and bisexual women - The Spirit Health Education (SHE) Circle program. This national women's wellness program provides health education and support for healthy living for within a cultrually relevant framework. The program is continuing to be implemented by the Matuner Project, the National Lesbian Health Organization. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Public Health at Walden University.

 
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