Goldie Byrd, PhD, Receives Triad Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Legacy Award

March 8, 2023

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD, professor of social sciences and health policy and director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE), recently received the Triad Business Journal’s (TBJ) 2023 Outstanding Women in Business Legacy Award.

This award recognizes an outstanding woman who is making an impact in their industry and own community. Recent professional achievements, along with civic and community involvement were considered by the TBJ when selecting this recipient.

Byrd has widely published and funded research focusing on Alzheimer’s disease in Black individuals, who are twice as likely to have the diseases compared to their white counterparts. She also has been an integral part of bettering the Triad’s underrepresented communities.

MACHE, which Byrd leads, is an institutionally sponsored Center that promotes health equity through interdisciplinary community-engaged research, health education and training and social justice initiatives.

Byrd will be honored at a TBJ event on Wednesday, April 26, at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.