Latesha K. Harris, BSN, RN

Latesha K. Harris

2022 BRIDGE Cohort

Current: Registered Nurse & Ph.D. in Nursing Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mentor: Matthew E. Dupre, Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences



Latesha K. Harris graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Nursing with Highest Honors and University Distinction in December 2020. Latesha is a second-year Ph.D. student, a UNC Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation (BSN-PhD), and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar. Latesha completed her Hillman Clinical Fellowship at UNC Hospitals in an Acute and Intermediate Coronary Care Unit and continues to work clinically as a registered nurse. Her emerging program of research focuses on women's cardiometabolic health, health inequities, and structural and psychosocial determinants of cardiometabolic disease. The skills she learns from participating in the Duke BRIDGE program will support her training to develop evidence-based approaches to improving population health. Latesha is an active participant in her community and university and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, writing poetry, and traveling.