Kelcy Walker Pope, DrPH, MA

  • Chair
  • Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public Health and Exercise Science

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4631

Educational Background

B.S. – Health & Education & Promotion
East Carolina University

M.A. – Health Education & Promotion
East Carolina University

DrPH – Public Health
Capella University

Area(s) of Research

Health disparities, chronic disease and health behavior among minority groups


Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification, National Council for Behavioral Health, March 2017


Pitts, S., Lea, S., May, C., Stowe, C., Hamill, D., Walker, K., Fitzgerald, T. (2012). “Fault-line of an Earthquake”: A Qualitative Examination of Barriers and Facilitators to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural, Eastern North Carolina. The Journal of Rural Health; 29 (2013) 78-87.

Online Article(s)

“Fault-line of an earthquake”: a qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer screening in rural, Eastern North Carolina.

SAU Campus Organizations

  • Strategic Enrollment Advisory Committee – member
  • National Council of Negro Women- SAU Section (pending) – Advisor

Community Involvement

  • President, Health & Wellness Ministry, St. Paul AME Church, Raleigh, 2010-present
  • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Knightdale-Wake Forest Alumnae Chapter
  • East Carolina University Alumni Association, Wake County Chapter, April 2016-present

Awards & Honors

40 Under 40” Leadership Award Honoree, East Carolina University, 2018

Woman of Excellence “Rising Star” Harambee Honoree, Capital Area Section of National Council of Negro Women, 2017