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Class of 2010 Affiliates

Academic Researchers

Olivia Affuso, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Sofiya Alhassan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, MA

Osei Appiah, PhD
Chair & Professor, School of Media and Communication
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Jameta Barlow, MPH
Assistant Professor
Towson University
Towson, MD

Bryan Batch, MD
Medical Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Duke University Medical Center

Sara Bleich, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and International Health
John Hopkins School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Marino Bruce, PhD
Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice  
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS

Dana Carthron, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Health Equity Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Nichola Davis, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Nefertiti Durant, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Secondary Appointment Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Myron Floyd, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Lori Francis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health
The Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts
Penn State University
State College, PA

Cheryl Giscombé, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Rebecca Hasson, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Schools of Kinesiology and Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI

Jamillah Hoy-Rosas, MPH, RD, CDN, CDE
Graduate Fellow/Teaching Assistant
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development
New York, NY

Gina Evans Hudnall, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Caree J. Jackson-Cotwright, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

NiCole Keith, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Education, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Iman Martin, PhD, MPH, MS
Officer, Epidemic Intelligence Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Baltimore, MD

Lorna Haughton McNeill, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Disparities Research, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Janella Melius, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Social Work
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC

Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Injury Research and Policy, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, and the Center for Health Disparities Solutions
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Elizabeth Parks Prout, MD
Attending Physician, Pediatrics & Nutrition
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Leah E. Robinson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Motor Behavior Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Whitney Robinson, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC

Laura P. Svetkey, MD
Director of Clinical Research
Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Director, Duke Hypertension Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Rachel Johnson Thornton, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
John Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Jerome Williams, PhD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Rutgers-Newark Campus
Prudential Chair in Business, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Rutgers University
Newark, NJ

Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor, Public Health Nursing, Department of Health Systems Science
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Community Research Partners

Vanessa Briggs, MBA, RD, LDN
Executive Director
Health Promotion Council Southeastern Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Ernestine Delmoor, MPH
President / Principal Investigator
National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer
Philadelphia, PA

Joni Eisenberg, MPH
Policy Analyst, Obesity Prevention and Reduction
DC Department of Health, Community Health Administration
Washington, DC

Elmer Freeman, PhD(c), MSW
Executive Director
Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
Boston, MA

Rev. William A. Kearney
Minister/Health Advocate
Bill Kearney & Company LLC
Warrenton, NC

Rev. James Kenady
Program Manager
South East Chicago Commission (SECC)
Chicago, IL