Dr. Goode is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). She received her PhD, MPH, and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to address racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity and eating disorders. Her research has been funded by the NIH, National Eating Disorders Association, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Magee Womens Research Institute, and the University Research Council at UNC-Chapel Hill. Additionally, Dr. Goode is a licensed clinical social worker, and has practice experience with the treatment of eating disorders and obesity among clients in university counseling centers, and community-based mental health agencies. She has been fortunate to be the recipient of various awards, including the Oprah Civic Leadership Award, National Health, Lung, Blood Institute (NIH) Research Service Award, and the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Senior research assistant
Hannah is a Master of Public Health–Nutrition student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Hannah received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise from Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to UNC, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University where she expanded her knowledge on chronic diseases and anxiety disorders. Hannah is also involved with a grant-funded, student-run, group that provides fresh foods to food-insecure patients in the Triangle area. Her experience in clinical research and food insecurity helped develop Hannah’s research interests, which include: metabolism, food psychology, and how to improve food and nutrition accessibility for minority/ low SES populations. Hannah is excited to join the Living F.R.E.E. Lab to research disordered eating and implement interventions that empower women of color.
Graduate Research Assistant
Dani Coan is a third-year student at North Carolina State University majoring in social work and minoring in theater. She has worked on multiple research topics, including disaster-preparedness, treatment outcomes in CBT relating to gender differences, complex trauma, and resilience in refugees. Dani plans to pursue a career in research, focusing specifically on the impact of culture and race in eating disorder diagnosis and treatment.