Assistant Professor, School of Nursing (Class II)
Realizing the importance of designing an intervention that met the needs of the Spanish-speaking community in North Carolina, Diane Berry used community-based participatory research to develop a weight management and diabetes prevention program for the Spanish-speaking population in Orange and Durham counties. Over a three-year period, Berry refined, adapted, translated and tested a weight management intervention designed for Spanish-speaking women and their young children. Berry’s program gave voice to her work with the Hispanic community while also engaging community resources for a successful outcome.
“My life has been forever changed and enriched through the individuals I have met during this journey. Collaboration within the Faculty Engaged Scholars program provided a strong foundation to understand the importance of engaged scholarship and public service.”