Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Associate Director, UT Austin; Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), UT Austin; Founder of Black Mamas Community Collective, P.I., St. David’s Foundation

Michele Rountree, Ph.D., has created an interconnected body of research, teaching, leadership, and service that focuses on health promotion, health prevention and health equity. The focus of her research is on the health and wellness of marginalized communities, particularly of Black women, at the nexus of experiences related to co-occurring and the independent complexities of disparities including maternal mortality and morbidity, substance use, intimate partner violence (IPV), and HIV/AIDS health outcomes.

She often employs community-based participatory research approach to ensure the translation of research findings to practice and policy.

Rountree, Ph.D., serves as Principal Investigator for the Black Mamas Community Collective and is a driving force behind the organization and its efforts.