Lisa Marie Albert is a documentary photographer, videographer, and multimedia storyteller. Her passions include using images and multimedia for raising awareness about health, social, and environmental justice issues and for projects that bring support and education to communities experiencing disparities. Past projects have included: disaster relief, homelessness, addictions , HIV/AIDS, hospitals, hospice, as well as various cultural vignettes.

Lisa received her certificate in documentary studies from Duke Center for Documentary Studies and has taken multimedia journalism courses from UNC. Lisa obtained her Master’s in Public Health at UNC in 2010. In August 2013, she began her PhD in Epidemiology at UNC, focusing on HIV prevention efforts with adolescent young women in South Africa. Before beginning her PhD program, Lisa lived in Uganda for 6 months and in South Africa for 1 year. In Uganda, Lisa used Photovoice and story boarding with street children to produce an art and advocacy project. In South Africa, Lisa worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation manager on an HIV prevention clinical trial (HPTN 068). She has also worked with FHI 360 on various global and local HIV prevention research projects.

While Lisa enjoys the technical work of infectious disease epidemiology, she continues to use her passion in photography to allow others to experience visual moments that share a story — especially if it shows an angle of global health or social justice issues.

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“After working with Lisa through five grueling, day-long shoots, I can honestly say she’s the perfect combination of raw talent, studied professionalism and sheer determination. She brought her own distinctive vision to every shoot, but always went out of her way to accommodate our specific needs and requests. Even in the most difficult of settings, like end-of-life care, Lisa was sensitive and empathetic with subjects and family members, resulting in photos that are stunningly poignant. The entire project exceeded our expectations, and the feedback from our clients has been beyond enthusiastic. I can’t imagine working with anybody else.” – Robert Jones, Ascendient Healthcare Advisors

“The book you sent with the pictures of me and my dad were UN-BELIEV-ABLE.  I had no idea how much I would cherish the photographs. I was speechless and touched and have shown so many people.  And I just want to thank you for remembering me.  The book itself was wonderful from beginning to end, but I really appreciated seeing those photos.  Thank you very, very much.” Stacey LeMaster, Daughter of Hill Carter (former patient at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills) in reference to a documentary photography book  commissioned by Ascendient Healthcare Advisors and gifted to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

“The documentary is excellent and has become an asset to our organization in the following ways: to show effects of the storm, the situation that was left to be dealt with, our team’s hard work, dedication, and accomplishments, and the ability to show the need for funding, and to help potential funders better understand our goal and mission. We show our documentary during orientation for NCCC teams (whose volunteer work offsets labor costs for client repairs/rebuilds), our annual United Way fund allocation campaign, the annual United Way New Home Raffle, and multiple presentations during our capital campaign, which we believe has influenced the receipt of over $200,000.00 in cash or in-kind donations to R3SM. ” — Dena Parker, R3SM

“We are thrilled with your work. The 30 second clip with the birds in the background is just beautiful and the photos will be a terrific addition to our collection on water photos…” –Francesca Florey, Director of Program Management, Carolina Public Health Solutions, UNC

“Lisa did top-notch photographic work for our LinCS 2 Durham project and was a pleasure to work with.” — Kate Macqueen, Family Health International

“Thanks! And Lisa, I just went through your photos of Barbara – they’re fantastic!!! Some of them are amazing! Wonderful job and thank you so much!!!” — S. Mae Beale, Dean’s Office, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health