- Up one level
- 2011 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumna Award from the Black Alumni Reunion (BAR)
From the BAR Awards Profile for Barbara Pullen Smith ’81: "In the nearly 20 years she has been at the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, she has established an mentored prevention education, screening and disease management programs for HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer and other health threats. She has led grassroots organizations into partnerships with universities, research institutions, foundations and state-funded agencies to create initiatives that have affected hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians."
- Barbara Pullen-Smith interview with Victor Schoenbach (90 min)
- Health Equity: Progress and Pitfalls (2 hr, 30 min - moderator)
17th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health. Broadcast June 7, 2011 from the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work. Panelists: Krista Perreira, Jeffrey Henderson, and Brian Smedley,
- HYBG TV - Interview with Dr. Barbara Pullen-Smith, author of The New Woman in the Mirror
- New Woman in the Mirror
When Dr. Barbara Pullen-Smith discovered a lump in her left breast, she immediately visited her doctor and started her journey through the breast cancer maze, which she had some experience with from watching her mother and older sister fight and succumb to the disease. In her book, The New Woman in the Mirror, Dr. Pullen-Smith chronicles her thoughts, feelings, and experiences, as she looked into her life’s mirror and watched her transformation from hopelessness to wholeness.
Barbara Pullen-Smith, Ph.D. began her career in 1981 as a health and human services specialist for the North Carolina General Baptist State Convention, developing and implementing health promotion and disease prevention programs in Black churches across North Carolina. She also served as a district representative for the American Cancer Society in 1984. In 1985, Dr. Pullen-Smith joined the State of North Carolina as the first consultant for the Adolescent Pregnancy and Prematurity Prevention Program. In this capacity, she assisted 33 projects throughout North Carolina in the areas of community organizing, coalition building, program development and evaluation. She would spend a total of 27 years with the state, including being the founding Director of North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities.