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Mary Wilson, MPH

Project Manager, NEW Soul (Nutritious Eating With Soul) Study, University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center

Health Educator (PRN), and Facilitator for Diabetes Prevention Program, Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital

Former Capacity Building Director for 5 years, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, University of South Carolina

Former President for 5 years, Bethel A.M.E. Church F.A.N. (Nutrition) Ministry, Columbia SC

Mary Wilson, MPH earned her Master of Public Health degree in Health Services Policy and Management at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, and she is due to complete her Doctor of Philosophy degree there in the same field in August 2021.  She had previously also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Psychology, at the University of South Carolina, and throughout her history at this institution she received ten honors and awards of different kinds.  She is the Project Manager for the NEW Soul Study (Nutritious Eating with Soul), a National Institutes of Health R01 randomized trial based at the University of South Carolina, partnering with local vegan soul food restaurants and chefs in an intervention targeting reduction of cardiovascular disease risk among African Americans.

Mary serves as a Health Educator (PRN), and Facilitator for the Diabetes Prevention Program, at  Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia SC.  She formerly served for five years as the Capacity Building Director for the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the University of South Carolina.  She also was President for five years of the Bethel A.M.E. Church F.A.N. (Nutrition) Ministry in Columbia SC.  She has been a certified CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Healthy Lifestyles Coach since 2016, and a certified Oldways "A Taste of African Heritage" Facilitator since 2017.