Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Delesha Carpenter is an Assistant Professor on the Asheville campus of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her clinical background is in respiratory therapy and she holds an MSPH and PhD in Health Behavior. Her main research interest centers on using mobile health (mHealth) technologies to improve disease self-management and patient-provider communication. She has developed a tailored video software program to improve the inhaler technique of children and adolescents with asthma. She is also in the process of developing an asthma self-management app for adolescents. Her other research interests include conflicting medication information and decreasing rural health disparities.
What was your earliest ambition?
My earliest ambition was to be a teacher. I have the 3rd grade career day photo to prove it:)
What was the best career move?
Accepting a postdoctoral fellowship position at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Before that time, I never knew that there was a public health focus in Schools of Pharmacy.
Who is the person you would most like to thank and why?
I’d like to thank my mother for supporting me unconditionally and encouraging me to do my best.
What book should every healthcare provider read?
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul Farmer
What poem, song, or passage of prose would you like mourners to hear at your funeral?
Rudy Can’t Fail by The Clash
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Live music. I spend way too much money going to concerts and music festivals.
Summarize your personality in three words.
humorous, inquisitive, creative
How would you spend your favorite day?
Hiking and kayaking near Tortuga Bay in The Galapagos
Where are you the happiest?
Hiking in the mountains with my family.