Kamaria Mason, MS, MPH, RD, LDN
Minority Diabetes Prevention Specialist
Kamaria Mason serves as the Minority Diabetes Prevention Program Specialist with the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch. Her background is in public health nutrition, and she is passionate about reducing health disparities among child and minority populations through community and faith-based interventions. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan with a concentration on Women's studies and a has a Master of Science degree focused on Biomedical Sciences from Barry University. After graduation, Kamaria worked on several research projects in Downtown Detroit including an asthma management program for adolescents and a high-risk pregnancy intervention.
Prior to joining the Division of Public Health, Kamaria worked as a Project Manager for the Children's Health Weight Research group at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease prevention. In 2013 she returned to school and completed the UNC Coordinated Masters of Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics program. Kamaria is a Registered Dietitian who advocates for healthy eating and diabetes self-management with experience working with children and adolescents with diabetes. In addition to serving as the Minority Diabetes Prevention Program Specialist, she is a nutrition blogger and enjoys working on several projects that promote healthy eating and increased physical activity in her community.