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

Joseph Telfair

Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Research · Georgia Southern University

Joseph Telfair is an expert in public health and social justice

Building, Assessing and Utilizing Practice-based evidence Community-Based Research Public Health Evaluation-Based Research Social and Economic Determinants of Wellness and Health Inequities

Gulzar Shah

Department Chair & Professor, Health Policy and Behavior · Georgia Southern University

Gulzar Shah works to explore the fields of health informatics.

Social Determinants of Health Public Workforce Needs and Interests Community Health Health Policy and Behavior Health Informatics

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

Lynn Blanchard, Ph.D.

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service · UNC-Chapel Hill

Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC

Community Engagement Civic Engagement Philanthropy Education Community and Team Building Public Service

Kia Lilly Caldwell, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Caldwell can discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color in the U.S. and Brazil.

Critical Race Studies Black Feminism Gender and Race in Brazil Afro-Latin Studies African Diaspora Studies

Professor Saffron Karlsen

Associate Professor in Sociology · University of Bristol

Investigating ethnicity and ethic identities to overcome discrimination

FGM Prejudice Identity Ethnic Backgrounds Race

Jeremy Goldbach

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

Dr. Goldbach focuses on the relationship between social stigma, stress, and health among minority populations.

Psychometrics Health Stress Minority Health Social Work

Sarah Hooper

Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: hoopers@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4831 / Office 377-200

Health Equity Health Law Comprehensive and Coordinated Care Health and Access to Civil Justice Elder Financial Abuse

Tyan Parker Dominguez

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

Health care systems expert, focusing on persistent racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality, pre-term delivery, and low birthweight

Inpatient and outpatient medical settings Community mental health clinics

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

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui

Professor, Sociologist & Researcher, DEI Expert · Sheridan College

DEI, Social Inequality; Immigration; Integration; Refugees; Racism; Islamophobia; Deviance; Radicalization; Terrorism; Hate Crimes.

Sociology Social Activism Politics Global Media and Culture Immigration and Ethnicity Immigration and Citizenship

Tiffany Townsend

Chief Diversity Officer · Augusta University

A national expert and widely recognized leader in diversity and health equity research as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity and inclusion in higher education Health Equity Clinical Psychology

Cynthia Sanchez

Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Women’s Health Working with underserved populations Health Equity Health Promotion Sexual Health

Sean Valles

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

I study the interplay of ethics and scientific evidence in population health, including race and migration issues and climate change issues.

Philosophy of Population Health Race in Science Health Justice Climate Change Philosophy Population Health Ethics

Bonnie Brayton

National Executive Director · DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada

Ms. Brayton is a strong leader in both the feminist and disability movements

Public Speaking Fundraising Event Planning Civil Rights Education

Kathleen Becker

Clinical Associate Professor Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, focusing on community-public health

Social Determinants of Health Nurse Practitioner Education Collaborative Nursing Practice Health Equity Health and Wellness

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

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