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AACORN Members

Academic Researchers

Jamy Ard, MD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
General Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Ann Smith Barnes, MD
Assistant Professor,
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Daheia Barr- Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development
Minneapolis, MN

Monica L. Baskin, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Gary Bennett, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Member, Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC

Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD
Deputy Director, Research and Operations
UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Dawnavan Davis, PhD
Director of Health Promotions
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kansas City, KS

Marian L. Fitzgibbon, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine and School of Public Health
Director, Health Promotion Research Program
Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Sonya Grier, PhD
AACORN Senior Advisor & Director of Marketing Research Initiatives
Associate Professor, Marketing
American University
Kogod School of Business
Washington, DC

Kajuandra Harris Huntley, PhD
Regional Extension Agent, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Tuskegee, AL

LaShanda Jones-Corneille, PhD
Lancaster, CA

Betty Kennedy, PhD
Community Outreach Specialist
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Wendell Taylor, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas Health Science
Houston, TX

Delia Smith West, PhD
Carolina SmartState Endowed Chair and Director, Technology Center to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (TecHealth)
Faculty Affiliate, Prevention Research Center
Division of Applied Physiology & Health Aspects
Department of Exercise Science
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Deborah Rohm Young, PhD
Director, Behavioral Research
Research & Evaluation
Kaiser Permanente
Pasadena, CA

Community-Based Research Partner

Anna Huff
Deputy Director, Arkansas Prevention Research Center
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR