Sam Cykert, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Clinician and Researcher, Associate Director of Medical Education for NC AHEC Program, & Clinical Director of the NC Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Cykert's research career has an emphasis on access to care, resolution of health disparities, and primary care practice improvement

Access to Care Resolution of Health Disparities Primary Care Practice Improvement Racial Disparities in Primary Care Lung Cancer

Rose Kakoza, M.D., MPH

Medical Director for Delaware Medicaid Quality Partners ACO · ChristianaCare

Dr. Rose Kakoza specializes in using primary care to improve health equity and the effectiveness of accountable care.

Primary Care Primary Care Delivery Reform Population Health High Risk Population Management

Sarah Schenck, M.D., FACP

Medical Director of Virtualist Medicine for ChristianaCare's Center for Virtual Health · ChristianaCare

Dr. Sarah Schenck is an expert in practice transformation for Primary Care and leads ChristianaCare's COVID-19 Virtual Practice.

Ambulatory Covid Care Clinical Care Transformation Virtual Health Care Telemedicine Internal Medicine

Vishal Patel, M.D., MBA

Associate Medical Director · ChristianaCare

Dr. Patel is focused on providing highly personalized, accessible, and affordable care to all enabled by digital technology.

Digital Health Preventive Health Population Health Primary Care Consumer Engagement

Raymond Carter, M.D.

Clinical Leader at ChristianaCare’s Concord Health Center · ChristianaCare

Khai Nguyen

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine · UC San Diego

His expertise includes providing therapeutic and rehabilitative care for conditions or health concerns that are common among the elderly

Gerontology COVID-19 Effects on Seniors COVID-19 Primary Care Senior Medicine

Marci Lynn Drees, M.D., MS

Chief Infection Prevention Officer and Hospital Epidemiologist · ChristianaCare

Marci Drees, M.D., MS, FACP, DTMH, is highly sought after national expert on infectious disease and vaccines.

Vaccines COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Influenza (Flu) Healthcare-associated Infections Mass Vaccination

Marlo Vernon, PhD

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Skilled in Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, Program Development, Public Health Research and Data Analysis.

Physical Activity Childhood Obesity Program Development Program Evaluation Public Health Research

Mary Smania

Assistant Professor, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Advanced Genetics Nurse · Michigan State University

Expert in genetic risk assessment and treatment for breast cancer.

Genetics Breast Cancer Cancer Research

Michael Bumbach

Clinical Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Michael Bumbach's research focus includes the use of advanced technology related to nursing education and patient education/health literacy.

Technology in Nursing Education Health literacy Technology and Patient Care Family Nurse Practitioners Health Education

Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP

Director and Clinical Professor of Allied Health-PA Program and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine · UNC-Chapel Hill

Expert in pain-management with a focus on deprescribing opioids while finding what works best for each individual patient.

Primary Care Resident Education Genreal Internal Medicine Pain Management Opioid Management

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Fraher is well known for her ability to communicate complex research findings in ways that are easily understood and policy relevant

Helath Policy Healthcare Models Health Workforce Education Systems Health Workforce Research Policy Social Medicine

Karra Bikson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Jan D. Hirsch

Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences · UC Irvine

Jan Hirsch's research interests are focused in the areas of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.

Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) Medication Therapy Management Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacoeconomics Drug Development

Jennifer Painter, DNP, CNS

Associate Chief Learning Officer & Vice President Nursing Professional Development · ChristianaCare

Jennifer Painter is an expert at nursing professional development, nursing education and oncology nursing.

Nursing Education Workforce Nursing Professional Development Organizational Infrastructure

Professor Fiona Cowdell

Professor of Nursing and Health Research · Birmingham City University

Fiona’s research focuses on skin health with particular reference to knowledge mobilisation, health behaviour change and humanisation.

Frailty and Older People Skin Health Health Behaviour Change

Lisa J. Merlo

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Lisa Merlo’s research focuses on mental health, well-being and professional fulfillment among healthcare professionals.

Motivational Interviewing Burnout of Health Professionals Well-being of Health Professionals Medical Student Wellness

LeRoi Hicks, M.D., MPH

Chief Medical Officer of Wilmington Hospital and Physician Leader of iREACH · ChristianaCare

Dr. Hicks is the recipient of numerous clinical and research awards and is nationally known for his research on health care disparities.

Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities Medicine Chronic Disease Internal Medicine Health Equity

Priyanka Dixit-Patel, M.D.

Family Medicine Physician · ChristianaCare

Dr. Priyanka Dixit-Patel is a family medicine physician with expertise in obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health.

Family Medicine Women's Health Gynecology

Sarah Hanson

Lecturer in Health Sciences · University of East Anglia

Her research looks at physical exercise among marginalised groups and at health inequalities.

Exercise During COVID-19 Health Benefits Health Sciences Exercise Health Inequalities