Profile of Allison Mathews

Allison Mathews CEO of Community Expert Solutions, LLC
12 years experience 0 projects worked US
$150.00 /hr $0 earned
Academic Writing & ResearchArticle & Blog WritingData Science & AnalyticsGrant WritingGraphic DesignMarket & Customer ResearchMarketing StrategyPhotographyTranscriptionWordPress

Community Expert Solutions, LLC was co-founded by myself, Dr. Allison Mathews (Chief Executive Officer), Alexandria Anderson (Chief Operating Officer), and Marcus Hawley (Chief Strategic Officer). In the first two years, we have expanded the team to include Charles Campbell (Lead Developer and Board Advisor), Jemel Kyles (HIPAA Compliance Officer), Warren Whipple (Developer), Samantha Farley (Consultant), Rashard Conrad (Executive Assistant) and Kimberly Knight (Marketing & PR Director).

I earned a BA in Sociology from Howard University, and an MA and PhD in Sociology from UNC Chapel Hill. I have expertise in health (i.e., health disparities, translating scientific concepts to community-friendly materials, and designing large scale community events to promote health), academic research, curriculum development, photography and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Muse, XD), grant writing (NIH, SBIR, nonprofit foundations), magazine and blog writing, creating and maintaining WordPress and Squarespace sites, and video production (iMovie). My team is available to take on small and large scale projects to develop websites, online platforms, apps, customer educational materials, and PR/marketing services.

We have had consulting contracts with UNC Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, FHI 360, and consulted on health policy and programming for state, national, and international organizations like the Office of Public Engagement in the North Carolina Office of the Governor, Walgreens, World Health Organization, AVAC, US FDA, and UNAIDS.

Rates negotiable based on scale and scope of project.


Phone Number:(214)980-9696

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Work Experiences

  • Social Media Coordinator

    UNC Chapel Hill

    July 2014 - May 2015

    Developed social media strategy for Institute for African American Research at UNC Chapel Hill. Grew followers by 200% in one year. Curated Twitter chats with leading Black academics across the country to increase profile of @iaarunc Twitter page.
  • Research Assistant

    UNC Chapel Hill

    August 2009 - March 2014

    Department of Sociology Worked as lead qualitative research assistant for LinCS 2 Durham study, which developed a research literacy curriculum for HIV prevention trials among Black young adults in Durham, NC. Curated arts-focused community events to raise awareness about HIV; designed and implemented social media marketing plan for project.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    UNC Chapel Hill

    August 2015 - March 2019

    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease. On December 14, 2015, 2BeatHIV launched as a research project funded by an R01 NIH NIAID grant (PIs Tucker/Rennie) and housed at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Allison Mathews founded the 2BeatHIV project after initial consultation from multiple community members, local businesses, and community-based organizations in Durham, NC. 2BeatHIV uses crowdsourcing to identify and develop community-sourced ideas to improve community engagement for HIV cure research. As a result, 2BeatHIV has initiated the development of several community engagement projects, including a campaign about HIV cure research, a campaign to reduce stigma associated with HIV testing, stakeholder video interviews about the challenges and opportunities for HIV cure research, and a series of HIV cure capacity building workshops with community-based organizations.
  • CEO

    Community Expert Solutions LLC

    January 2017 - Now

    Community Expert Solutions, LLC is a social entrepreneurship company that uses research, community engagement, social marketing, and crowdsourcing contests to increase public involvement in ending health disparities. The purpose of Community Expert Solutions, LLC is to identify and develop crowdsourced ideas that promote socially responsible projects.


  • BA

    Howard University

    August 2003 - May 2007

    Department of Sociology
  • MA

    UNC Chapel Hill

    August 2007 - May 2015

    Department of Sociology
  • PhD

    UNC Chapel Hill

    May 2010 - August 2015

    Department of Sociology