Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Professor, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology · Tulane University

Dr. Ferdinand focuses on cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, including communities of racial and ethnic minorities.

COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Nuclear Cardiology Hypertension Cardiology Hyperlipidemia

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Mica Pollock

Professor of Education Studies · UC San Diego

Mica Pollock's many books examine racism in everyday places and what opportunities diversity can foster.

STEM Education and Careers Race Issues Diversity Racism related to Public School & Higher Education Equity in Education

Frank Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Research: public policy, agenda-setting, interest groups in American politics, the death penalty and racial profiling in traffic stops.

Race and Profiling Public Policy Death Penalty Interest groups in American politics Agenda-setting

Martine Hackett

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Hackett's research focuses on public health and health inequities, particularly in the American suburbs and minority communities.

Public Health Health communication Research Methods Maternal-Child Health Infant Injury

Thomas Craemer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Policy · University of Connecticut

Thomas Craemer is an expert on slavery reparations, racial bias and the psychology of racism.

Diversity and Inclusion Race Related Policies Race Relations Race Psychology of Race

George Sugai, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor · University of Connecticut

George Sugai, Ph.D., has expertise in positive behavior support in schools

Behavioral Sciences Function-based Behavior Support School and Classroom Behavior Management Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Applied Behavior Analysis

Justin Moore

Epidemiologist in the Department of Population Health Sciences · Augusta University

A global leader in epidemiology and research in tracing the spread of COVID-19 among minorities.

Cancer Prevention and Control geographical information systems Biostatistics epidemiologic methodology Database Design

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Sharad Ghamande

Director of Gynecology Oncology · Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University

Dr. Sharad Ghamande leads the team of gynecologic oncologists and oversees the clinical trials program at the Georgia Cancer Center.

Cancer clinical trials Vulvar Cancer Vaginal Cancer Uterine Cancer Ovarian Cancer

Nicholas Canfield Read Brown

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Bioethics - Minor · Loyola Marymount University

The Bioethics Institute Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Stephanie Nawyn

Associate Professor and Co-director of Center for Gender in Global Context · Michigan State University

Stephanie Nawyn specializes in migration and refugees, human trafficking and migrant labor exploitation.

Gender Immigration Refugees Resettlement

Debra Furr-Holden

C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health · Michigan State University

Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology and prevention science.

Health Equity Prevention Science Drug and Alcohol Dependence Epidemiology Public Health

David Paul, M.D.

Chair of Pediatrics · ChristianaCare

Dr. David Paul is one of the nation's leading neonatologists who's been recognized for his excellence in teaching, research and care.

Clinical Research Infant Mortality Neonatology Pediatrics Premature Births

Conrad Miller

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Labor Economics Discrimination Worker-firm Matching

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

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.

Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health · University of Connecticut

Expert on the role of racism and gender norms in African American male health and healthcare inequities.

Ptsd African American Men Health Health Disparities Military Mental Health

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Joe T. Darden

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on urban residential segregation, fair housing issues and neighborhood racial/socioeconomic inequality.

Socioeconomic Inequality Racial Inequality Urban Affairs Ferguson Racial Protests