Academic/Practice-Based Research (NC PH-PBRN)

NCPHA’s Academic/Practice-Based Research Section is North Carolina’s Public Health Practice-based Research Network. (NC PH-PBRN). The NC PH-PBRN is one of the original PH-PBRNs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The network is intended to stimulate and support practice-based research that is driven by questions developed by local public health practitioners in North Carolina.  The NC PH-PBRN also provides a forum through which researchers and practitioners statewide can interact and work together to improve population health.

This section will appeal to public health practitioners and applied researchers interested in creating the evidence base to improve public health systems and services.

Congratulations to the winners of the APBR 2022 Fall Educational Conference Presenters!

Podium Presentation:  Practitioner Category:  Lt. Col. Theresa Pierce and Ashley Curtice
Podium Presentation:  Student Category:  Caitlin Dennison
Poster Presentation:  Practitioner Category:  Tony Locklear
Poster Presentation:  Student Category:  Christina Labows and Carolina Taheri

2023 Fall Educational Conference Speaker Presentations:

Academic Health Department: A Primer  Dr. John Weisman


Below are the minutes from the NC PH-PBRN's Officer's Meetings:

February 2016

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018

April 2018

May 2018

August 2018

May 2019

June 2019 

July 2019

August 2019

January 2020

February 2021

March 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021


Section Leadership for 2023-2024

Co-Chair (Research) 
Rose Byrnes

Co-Chair (Practice) 
Bonnie Coyle

Dr. Joshua Fisher

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Ashley Jarrett

Advocacy Committee Representative:
Bonnie Coyle

Public Awareness Committee Reprentative:


Section Bylaws