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

Buffie Longmire-Avital

Associate Professor of Psychology · Elon University

Longmire-Avital specializes in psychosocial and cultural factors contributing to health disparities impacting minority emerging adults.

Health Disparities Black Women's Physical Health Sexual Risk Behavior Applied Developmental Psychology Minority Status Stress

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

Thomas LaVeist

Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine · Tulane University

Dean Thomas LaVeist's areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy and the role of race in health research.

COVID-19 Obesity Demographic Analysis Sociology Social Policy

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, Ph.D., R.N., PMHNP-BC

Associate Professor, with tenure- Melissa and Harry LeVine Family and Distinguished Associate Professor in Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Wellness in the School of Nursing · UNC-Chapel Hill

Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness

Social Health Psychology Nutrition Mental Health Holistic Health

Electra Paskett

Professor of Cancer Research I Department of Internal Medicine · The Ohio State University

Electra Paskett is the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine.

Cancer Prevention Cancer Research Health Disparities Public Health

Kelly Strutz

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Kelly Strutz's research interests center on pregnancy as a critical period for understanding women’s and infants’ health.

Program Evaluation Epidemiology Communication Study Conception and Design Data Management and Analysis

Yvonne Troya

Clinical Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: troyay@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8918 / Office 300-100

Aging and Elderly Healthcare Decision-Making Children and Families Medical-Legal Partnerships Vulnerable Populations

Mark Holmes, PhD

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research · UNC-Chapel Hill

A Professor in the UNC-CH Gillings School of Public Health, with interests in rural health, health policy and hospital finance.

Policy Implementation and Development Patient-Centered Outcome Research Workforce Hospital Finance Rural Health

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

Whitney Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Women's reproductive health and health care; Breast cancer disparities; Health disparities by gender, race & ethnicity.

Cancer Survivorship Health disparities by gender Breast cancer disparities Women's reproductive health and health care Epidemiologic methods

Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D.

James Haar Distinguished Professor, Sociology; Faculty Fellow at Carolina Population Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Social Demography; Population Health; Family, Poverty, & Public Policy; Data Collection & Research Design.

Family, Poverty and Social Policy Social Inequality Health Disparities

Trenette Clark Goings, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work & Associate Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Trenette T. Clark is an Associate Professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work.

Program Evaluation Higher Education Grant Writing Epidemiology Etiology

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environment Policy · Tulane University

Prof. Maureen Lichtveld is an expert in the field of environmental public health, with over 35 years of experience.

Coronavirus Disease Control and Prevention Disaster and Public Health Preparedness Disasters Environmental Health

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Miguel McInnis

Managing Director · McInnis & Associates Consulting, LLC

A Seasoned Health Care Executive and Strategist on Health Care Access for Poor and Underserved Populations

Community Based Primary Care Access Planning Role of State Government in Incubating Health Care Access The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Health Care Access

Taylor Hargrove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of expertise: Health disparities across the life course, focusing on the consequences of race, skin color, gender, and social class.

Aging and the Life Course Population Health Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Skin Tone Stratification Health disparities by race and ethnicity

Elizabeth Siantz

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Elizabeth Siantz is an expert in the implementation of integrated mental health and primary care services.

Social Network Analysis Peer Mental Health Providers Social Work Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care Services

Daniel Hackman

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Examines the role of early experience and the psychological and biological factors that contribute to disparities in health and development.

Otto Sanchez, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Prominent cancer researcher has helped identify new drug targets to prevent metastisis

Educational Technology in Health Environmental Factors of Cancer Knowledge Synthesis and Translation in Environmental Health Pathophysiology of Cancer Thyroid Cancer

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