Brandi Barnes
Research Development Manager
(217) 300-7418
901 W University Ave, Suite 101, Urbana, IL

As a research development manager, Dr. Brandi Barnes works closely with faculty, administration, and external stakeholders to identify, expand, and support new research initiatives aimed at reducing health disparities while focusing on health care access and utilization in underrepresented populations. Having previously come from a behavioral health center, she has much experience with health promotion and health education program evaluation. In her role at IHSI, Brandi helps support the Health Equity Scholars undergraduate program, facilitates campus research in health equity through faculty collaboration and proposal development and is a member of the Health Sciences Data Analytics Core. Brandi received both her master’s degree in community health and doctoral degree in health psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.