The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health is preparing the next generation of health professionals through education, research, and engagement with policymakers who can affect change in the health of our community.

Our vision is to make Greenville a model for improving the health of the whole community.
Our mission is to connect students and community, advance education and research and improve health.

Through harnessing the collective power of health care providers, public health experts, advocacy groups, students and others, we can create engaged communities who are committed to the advancement of the health of Greenville, SC.

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Meet Our People

Susan Ybarra

Executive Director

Rachael Bowers, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Co-Director of MS in Community Engaged Medicine

Melissa Fair

Community Action Director

Catie Buckingham

Medical Legal Partnership Director

Loretta Crowley

Health Education Manager

Kate Lewis

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Rebecca Redman

Health Careers Internship Coordinator

Kara Davis

Evaluation Coordinator

Hannah McKinnon

Research Assistant

Patty White

Administrative Assistant