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Leadership

Fellows

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Leadership

Doug Landsittel, PhD

Wishwa N. Kapoor, MD, MPH

Sally C. Morton, PhD

Susan Zickmund, PhD

Doris M. Rubio, PhD

Esa Davis, MD, MPH

Kaleab Abebe, PhD

Kathleen M. McTigue, MD, MPH, MS


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Fellows

2015 Fellows

Sylvie Akohoue, PhD, CNS, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College
Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Science and Health, Charles Drew University
Karen Martinez, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Puerto Rico
Priscilla Pemu, MD, MSCRP, FACP, Professor, Department of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Firew Wubiee, MD, MS, Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Howard University

2016 Fellows

Marshaleen King, MBBS, MSCR, FCCP, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Mary Helen Mays, PhD, MSHI, MPH, MBA, RD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Puerto Rico
Tetine Sentell, PhD, Associate Professor, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Janet Southerland, PhD, DDS, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meharry Medical College 1
Deborah Taira, ScD, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo

2017 Fellows

Sylvia Anderson, DHEd, MBA, OTR/L, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Howard University
Jennifer Elia, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health University of Hawaii at Manoa
Maria Loza, DMD, MS, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico 2
Darlene Santiago, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico
Patricia Talbert, PhD, MA, MPH, Associate Dean, Division of Allied Health Sciences, Howard University


2017-2018 Fellows

Jennifer Cunningham Erves, Ph.D., MA.Ed., M.S., CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College
Alexandra Perez, Pharm.D., M.S., Associate Professor, Department of Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University
Hirut T. Gebrekkristos, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

1 Current Affiliation: Professor, Department of Nutrition Metabolism/Vice President of Interprofessional Education, Institutional Effectiveness, and the Health Education Center, University of Texas Medical Branch.

2 Current Affiliation: Department Chair, Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, University of Texas at Houston.


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Partners

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Partnering Institutions
CDU, in Los Angeles, CA, is dedicated to closing the gap on healthcare disparities among underserved and ethnic minority populations. CDU investigators focus on fields such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, reproductive health, chronic kidney disease, neuro-psychiatric disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Through the RCMI program, CDU supports 10 different core functions, including Research Design and Biostatistics, Community Engagement, and Research Training and Education.
Howard University Logo Howard University is a comprehensive research university in Washington, DC. Its biomedical research emphasizes innovations that lead to the elimination of health disparities. Their RCMI program supports the Laboratory of Molecular Computations and Bioinformatics and the Biomedical NMR Laboratory.
Improving the health and healthcare of minority and underrepresented communities is central to the mission of MMC. The college is home to the Center for Women's Health Research, the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Research, and the Sickle Cell Center.
MSM, the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century, is in Atlanta, GA. The RCMI program supports numerous research cores including Cell and Tissue Imaging, Gene Profiling, Analytical Chemistry and Protein Profiling, and the Biomedical Technology Service Lab.
UH Mānoa is one of the leading research minority institutions in the Pacific region. Research at UH Mānoa is both basic and clinical, and focuses on, for example, infectious disease, disabilities, behavior and electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, aging, social and health disparities, and research ethics. The RCMI program supports this research environment with numerous core activities, including histopathology and microscopy, proteomics, behavior and electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, human tissue biorepositories, bioinformatics, and biostatistics and research ethics.
UPR-MSC strongly promotes a multidisciplinary approach to research, supporting collaboration and promotion of initiatives including infrastructure development. The Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities at UPR-MSC is specifically focused on translational studies in health disparities affecting the Puerto Rican population. The RCMI program supports 14 different labs and facilities in translational science and supports research centers focused in neuroscience, and in cellular and molecular biology and HIV.


Other Partners Area of Specialization
University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) UC-Davis is home to the online course, Principles and Methods of Comparative Effectiveness Research, one of our educational tools for the basic and advanced components of ENACT.
RAND Health (Melony Sorbero) Health policy, mental health care, health behaviors, substance use disorders, tobacco use, health promotion, quality of care, performance measurement, patient safety, access to care, risk communication, health disparities, public health preparedness, adolescent health, health care markets, value-based purchasing, long-term care.

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