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Demia S. Wright

Worker Education & Training Program

Demia Wright
Demia S. Wright, M.P.H.
Public Health Educator
Tel 984-287-3341
Fax 919-541-3976
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-14
Durham, N.C. 27709

Ms. Wright is a Public Health Educator in the Worker Training Program (WTP) of the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. As a Public Health Educator, Ms. Wright administers cooperative agreements under the Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program, supporting grantees that provide occupational safety and health training for workers who are or may be engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation, and emergency response. She also provides health education expertise to the WTP, in the areas of program evaluation, communications, and adult learning.

Prior to her current role, she was a Health Education Specialist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. At the CDC, she worked on program evaluation for the Prevention Research Centers Program, and on translation of research to practice for the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, both in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She also completed a six-week detail in the Emergency Operations Center for the 2014 Ebola Response, on the Joint Information Center’s Health Promotion Team.

Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University (Medford, MA) and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education and Promotion from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). She is currently working on a certificate in Teaching Adult Learners from University of California San Diego Extension.

Selected Publications

  • Wright DS, Grunbaum J, Dawkins N, Dino F, Chervin D, Barnes K, Olarita-Dhungana J, Simoes E. Ensuring Accountability in Public Health Prevention Research: Evaluating the Prevention Research Centers Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. J Public Health Manag Pract 2011 Mar/Apr; 17(2):E1-E9.
  • Wright DS, Anderson LA, Brownson RC, Gwaltney MK, Scherer J, Cross AW, et al. Engaging partners to initiate evaluation efforts: tactics used and lessons learned from the Prevention Research Centers Program. Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1). Accessed August 14, 2015. [Full Text]
  • Kahin SA, Wright DS, Pejavara A, Kim SA. State-Level Farmers Market Activities: A Review of CDC-Funded State Public Health Actions That Support Farmers Markets. J Public Health Manag Pract 2017 Mar/Apr;23(2).