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ALABAMA
Auburn University

Gregg Newschwander, PhD, RN
Barbara S. Witt Professor & Dean
School of Nursing

 

CALFORNIA

City of Hope National Medical Center

Rick A. Kittles, Ph.D.

Professor & Director  

Division of Health Equities

Department of Population Sciences
 
 

COLORADO

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Irelene P. Ricks, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity, Life Sciences
 


FLORIDA

Florida A&M University

Cynthia M. Harris, Ph.D.

Director of the institute of Public Health

 

Moffitt Cancer Center

Lee Green, Ph.D.

Vice President, Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications   

 

The University of Florida Health Science Center

Folakemi T. Odedina, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine

Director of Diversity, CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program

 

The University of Miami

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity

 

 

GEORGIA

Morehouse School of Medicine

Valerie M. Rice, MD

President
 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
John Robitscher, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

 

ILLNOIS

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Equity & Minority Health

Medical and Scientific Director of Hematology

Watson and Sarah Armour Endowed Chair for Blood Diseases and Cancer at Lurie Children

 

Mr. Shaan K. Trotter, MSc, CCMP

Administrative Director, Cancer Control

Office of Equity & Minority Health

 

 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University

Joel D. Baines, VMD PhD

Kenneth F. Burns Chair in Veterinary Medicine

Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Tulane University

Maureen Y. Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences,

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

 

Xavier University

Faye Grimsley, PhD, MSPH, CIH

Associate Professor and Head, Public Health Sciences

Associate Chair, Division of Biological and Applied Health Sciences 

 

NEW MEXICO

University of New Mexico Health Science Center

Shiraz I. Mishra, MBBD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine

Director, CTSC’s Translational Workforce Development Program 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Bennett College for Women

 Michael J. Cotton, DVM
Chair/Associate Professor

Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Temple University Health Systems

Kathleen Reeves, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Senior Associate Dean

 

 

TENNESSEE

Meharry Medical College

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Ph.D.

Vice President, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Director, Research Training Core, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence

 

Intercultural Cancer Council

Thelma Constance Hurd, M.D., FACS. 

Vice Chair, Intercultural Cancer Council

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Faculty

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

TEXAS

Baylor College of Medicine

Toi B. Harris, MD

Associate Provost, Institutional Diversity and Student Services

 

James L. Phillips, MD

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity & Community Outreach

 

CANDO Houston

Jasmine J. Opusunju, DrPH, MSEd, CHES, CPH
Executive Director

 

Harris County Public Health & Environment Health

Albert Cheng
Public Health Analyst
 

Jennnifer Hadayla
Senior Policy Planner/Health Equity Coordinator
 

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Octavio N. Martinez, MD
Executive Director

 

Rick Ybarra

Program Officer

 

Lee College

Howard Bushart

Professor

Allied Health Division Chair

 

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Carol Paret

Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer

 

Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Medical Center

Barbara Davis, RN

Minority Veteran Coordinator

 

Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, Ph.D.

President
 

Rice University

David W. Leebron, J.D.

President

 

Sam Houston State University

Miguel Zuniga, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Health Services & Promotion

 

State of Texas Department of Health & Human Services

John Hellerstedt 

Commissioner

 

Texas A&M University College Station

Carrie L. Byington, MD

Texas A&M University and System

Vice Chancellor | Health Services

Senior Vice President | Health Sciences Center

Jean and Thomas McMullin Professor and Dean College of Medicine

 

Robin Fuchs-Young, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and

Cellular Medicine & Institute for Biosciences and Technology

 

Lisako J. McKyer, Ph.D., MPH.

Director of Research Development, Center for Community Health

Development, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Associate Dean For Diversity

Director of Research Development, Center for Community Health

Development, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Associate Dean For Diversity

 

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Xavier Fonz Gonzales, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Professional Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) Faculty Director

 

Texas Southern University

Shirlette Glover, BS, MS, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

 

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Theresa Byrd, RN, Dr.P.H.

Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Chair, Department of Public Health

 

Texas Woman’s University

Donna Scott Tilley, PhD, RN, CNE, CA, SANE

Assistant Provost for Promotion and Sponsored Program

Professor, College of Nursing

 

The City of Houston Health Department

Angelina Esparaza, BS, RN, MPH

Chief Program Officer

 

University of Houston Central Campus

Steve Spann, M.D.

Founding Dean of the College of Medicine and the VP for Medical Affairs of UH

 

Isabel Torres, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate College of Social Work

 

University of Houston Downtown

Heather Goltz, PhD. MSW

Associate Professor

 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center

JK (Jamboor) Vishwanatha, Ph.D.

Regent Professor and Vice President

Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities

 

The University of Texas Austin

Clay Johnston, MD, PhD

Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

 

Mini Kahlon, PhD

Vice Dean,  Strategy & Partnerships Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

 

University of Texas Health Northeast

Joe Woelkers

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
 
Christiana Osuagwu,  FNP-C, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Community Health/Preventive Medicine/NP

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Pedro Mancias, MD

Professor,

Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion,

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions,

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD, MPH

Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Institute for Health Promotion Research

 

Maureen J. Simmonds, PhD, PT

Professor of Physical Therapy

School of Health Professions

 

The University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center

Lewis Foxhall, M.D.

Vice President for Health Policy

 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Ben Raimer, MD, FAAP.

Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs

 

Wei-Chen (Miso) Lee, PhD

Health Disparities Analyst

Center for Eliminate Health Disparities

 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Marc Nivet, EdD, MBA

Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
 

Fiemu Nwariaku, MD

Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health

Professor of Surgery

 

Virginia

National Patient Advocate Foundation

Shonta Chambers, MSW

Executive Vice President for Health Equity

 
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Howard University  

Hugh E. Mighty, MD, MBA, FACOG

Dean, College of Medicine and

Vice President of Clinical Affairs