Erica Singleton, MPH CHES
Project Manager, INBRE
Erica Singleton is the Research Project Manager in the Value Institute with a primary focus on the Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program. INBRE is a collaborative network of Delaware’s academic, healthcare, and research institutions. The goal of INBRE is to expand research activities across basic, translational, and clinical areas throughout DE while also increasing Delaware’s competitiveness for federal funding. Erica works closely with partnering institutions as well as research investigators within the VI to accomplish this goal.
In addition, she provides oversite to the DE INBRE Summer Scholars Program, a 10-week undergraduate program that provides biomedical research opportunities throughout Christiana Care. As well as the Value Institute Student Internship program that provides yearlong internships to college and graduate level students within core program areas.
Erica has a strong passion for public health with over 10 years’ experience assessing the needs of the community, implementing appropriate programs and educating the community on the importance of disease prevention and environmental safety. Early in her career she worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health where she conducted food borne disease investigations and evaluated imminent environmental health hazards within food establishments and institutions. Prior to coming to Christiana Care, she worked as a Health Educator at Einstein Healthcare Network implementing and facilitating SNAP-ED nutrition education programs within the Philadelphia School District and its surrounding communities. Additionally, she led the Oldway’s African Heritage program at Einstein to address the nutritional health needs of families in underserved communities. Later, Erica moved to Delaware where she started her career at Christiana Care as the Tobacco Treatment Specialist for patients at the bedside.
Erica obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Temple University and Masters of Public Health degree from Kaplan University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).