Joseph Telfair is professor of public health research and practice at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and senior advisor to the Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University. Dr. Telfair received his dual M.S.W./M.P.H. from the University of California at Berkeley. He later graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health as a Doctor of Public Health. His expertise and areas of interests include community-based and community-oriented program evaluation and research; culturally competent research and evaluation; health practice, research, program evaluation, and policy issues of women, teens and children with chronic conditions.