About CARS Faculty
Dr. DeHaven is a community medicine practitioner and researcher, and has developed three different medical school divisions dedicated to community medicine and community health science research. His research program has received continuous federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and numerous foundations for improving the health of vulnerable residents in low-resource environments. Prior to his present position as Director, Academy for Research on Community Health, Engagement and Services (ARCHES), he was Professor and Chief, Division of Community Health Sciences and Vice Chair and Chief, Division of Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
My research interests include immigration, race/ethnicity, community health, and urban inequalities. As a community-engaged researcher, I have worked closely with Latino immigrants, Carolinas Healthcare System, the Latin American Coalition, and the Levine Museum of the New South on projects to enhance healthcare, education and labor market access for immigrants and promote a more inclusive Charlotte using qualitative and participatory approaches.