Dr. Eboni Haynes is a Public Health practitioner, researcher, and educator. Dr. Haynes began her public health career as an HIV/AIDS/STD prevention educator in Richmond, Virginia, working with adolescents, the LGBTQ community, and IV drug users in community settings, juvenile detention centers, and prisons. Since then, she’s worked in various leadership capacities in the field of Public Health with healthcare, non-profit, community-based, and national organizations; research institutions; and local and state health departments. She’s also worked on a range of health-related topics including teen pregnancy, obesity, injury and violence prevention; access to affordable, accessible, and supportive housing; and access to walkable and bikeable communities. Dr. Haynes has coordinated research efforts with university partners, provided technical assistance to community organizations; municipal, business, and school leaders; and others. Dr. Haynes has also managed programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and served as a health equity consultant to the American Heart Association.
Dr. Haynes’ published research includes studies on adverse childhood experiences, social networking for community health, rural healthcare provider education, and project management in public health education and research. Currently, Dr. Haynes is the health science director at Virginia Union University. She’s also the CEO of The Mahogany Group, a public health consulting firm in the Atlanta metropolitan area.