2022 Diversity Scholars Program Recipients

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Asma Ali, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Wisconsin

Dr. Ali is a postdoctoral primary care research fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Read Bio

Shanikque Blackwell

Shanikque Blackwell, M.P.H., CHES

Doctoral Student - University of South Carolina

Shanikque Blackwell is a doctoral student in the Health Services Policy & Management department at the University of South Carolina. Read Bio

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Jesse Boggis, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student - The Dartmouth Institute

Jesse Boggis is a Ph.D. student and T-32 predoctoral fellow at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Read Bio

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Committee Member, Member

Connie Shao, M.D., M.P.H.

General Surgery Resident - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Connie Shao is a general surgery resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read Bio

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Alisia Sullivan, M.S.W.

Doctoral Student - University of Kentucky

Alisia Sullivan is a doctoral student in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky with research interests centered around the social determinants of health and chronic health conditions that disproportionately affect black women's health. Read Bio

Policy and Politics in Nursing Scholar

2021 Diversity Scholars Program Recipients

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Angel Boulware, B.A.

Research Assistant - Pritzker School of Medicine

Angel Boulware is an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods researcher concentrating on health, vulnerability, and culture. Read Bio

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Sabree Burbage, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Real World Evidence, Population Health and Quality Research - University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy

Sabree Burbage, Pharm.D., M.P.H. is a postdoctoral fellow in real world evidence, population health and quality research with Janssen Scientific Affairs, in partnership with the University of North Carolina and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. Read Bio

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Tamera D. Hughes, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy

Tamera Hughes is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate working on a CDC-funded grant that integrates pharmacists into a new collaborative care model. Read Bio

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Member, Researcher

Jovita Murillo-León, M.A., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Community Researcher - Charles Drew University

Dr. Jovita Murillo-León is a community researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the department of Preventative and Social Medicine at Charles Drew University. Read Bio

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Mónica Pérez Jolles, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor - University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dr. Mónica Pérez Jolles is a health service and implementation scientist and an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. Read Bio

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Luis A. Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

Dr. Luis Rodriguez is a Translational Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Read Bio

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Mignote Yilma, M.D.

General Surgery Resident - University of California San Francisco

Dr. Mignote Yilma is a first-generation college graduate, currently finishing her third year of surgical training at the University of California San Francisco. Read Bio

2020 Diversity Scholars Program Recipients

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Odichinma Akosionu, B.S., M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student & Graduate Research Assistant - University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Odichinma (Odi) Akosionu is a fourth year PhD Student in the Health Economics track of the Health Services Res... Read Bio

Primary Research Interest(s): Structural Racism and Historical Discrimination, Health Equity, Long Term Services and Support, Racial Inequities in Aging Health Outcomes, Quality of Life and Care

Expected Completion Date: 2024
Primary Research Interest(s): Health Equity, Transgender and Gender Minority Health, Racial/Ethnic Minority Health, Intersectionality

Expected Completion Date: 2023
Primary Research Interest(s): Palliative Care, Health Disparities, Health Equity

Tamryn Gray

Tamryn Gray, Ph.D., R.N., M.P.H.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School

Tamryn Gray is a health services researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women’s Hos... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): Healthcare Delivery, Palliative and Supportive Care, Cancer and Hematologic Malignancies, Data Science and Policy, Social Epidemiology

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Gmerice Hammond, M.D., M.P.H.

Cardiology Fellow - Washington University in St Louis

Gmerice Hammond is a Cardiovascular Health Policy research fellow at Washington University in St Louis School ... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date:
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J'Mag Karbeah

J'Mag Karbeah, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Student - University of Minnesota School of Public Health

J'Mag is a Ph.D. student in the sociology of illness track within the Health Services Research, Policy, Admini... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): Structural Racism; Adolescent Health; Perinatal Health 

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Janeth Sanchez, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer Research Fellow - National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Janeth Sanchez is a Cancer Research Fellow in the Healthcare Delivery Research Program at the National Cancer ... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): Health Services, Health Policy, Healthcare Delivery, Data Science/Big Data, Cancer Care Outcomes, Health Disparities/Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

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Erin Strong, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.

General Surgery Resident - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals

Erin A. Strong is currently a resident in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: 2022
Primary Research Interest(s): Clinical Outcomes in Surgical Oncology, Physician Leadership Development, Application of Healthcare Delivery Science in the Clinical Environment

2019 Diversity Scholars Program Recipients

Expected Completion Date: 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): health services delivery systems, health disparities, social determinants of health, complex care and vulnerable populations, care coordination, and workforce issues

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Tran T. Doan, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of Michigan

Tran Doan is a PhD candidate of Health Services Organization and Policy in the University of Michigan’s School... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: May 2021
Primary Research Interest(s): Mental health, adolescent health, health equity, health care services, health policy, social determinants of health

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Olive Mbah, M.H.S.

Ph.D. Student - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Olive Mbah is a rising fourth-year doctoral student in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of ... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): Cancer health disparities, health policy, health services research, access to care, policy implementation, social determinants of health

Primary Research Interest(s): Health economics, health equity, translation and dissemination of public health research

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Lindsey Yates, M.P.H.

Ph.D. Candidate - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lindsey is a Ph.D Candidate and teaching fellow in the department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) at the... Read Bio

Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Primary Research Interest(s): racial health disparities, reproductive health services, maternal and child health, dissemination and implementation science

2018 Diversity Scholars Program Recipients

  • Omolola Adeoye, Pharm.D.
    Community Practice Research Fellow
    Department of Pharmacy PracticePurdue University College of Pharmacy
    Expected program completion date: June 2019
    Primary research interest(s): community pharmacy health services research with a focus on pharmacist provided medication therapy management (MTM)

  • Deanna Barath, M.P.H.
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Health Services AdministrationUniversity of Maryland, School of Public Health
    Expected Completion Date: 2021
    Primary Research Interests: health equity
  • Chanee D. Fabius, Ph.D., M.A.
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow
    Department of Health Services, Policy, and PracticeBrown University School of Public Health
    Expected Completion Date: July 2018
    Primary Research Interests: long-term services and supports (LTSS); home and community-based services (HCBS); racial and socioeconomic disparities; minority health
  • Maichou Lor, Ph.D., R.N.
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Nursing
    Organization: Columbia University
    Primary research interest(s): health disparities, patient-provider communication, data visualization, recruitment methodologies for vulnerable populations, measurement issues, health literacy
  • Mya Roberson, B.A., M.S.P.H.
    Ph.D. Student
    Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Expected Completion Date: May 2021
    Primary Research Interests: cancer, Health Disparities, Health Services Research

2016 Diversity Scholars Network Recipients 

  • Billy Caceres, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., A.G.P.C.N.P.-B.C.
    Ph.D. Candidate 
    Rory Meyers College of Nursing
    New York University

  • Benjamin Cobb, M.D.
    Resident Physician
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

  • Natalie Guerrero, B.A.
    M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
    Department of Population Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Andrea Hermosura, Ph.D.
    Health Equity Research Fellow
    Department of Native Hawaiian Health
    John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Ray Serrano, M.P.H.
    Ph.D. Student / Graduate Student Researcher
    Department of Health Policy and Management
    Emory University

2015 Diversity Scholars 

  • Abigail Silva, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Post-doctoral Health Services Research Fellow
    Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
    Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital

  • Austin Nation, R.N., P.H.N., M.S.N.
    Nursing Doctoral Student and Professor
    School of Nursing
    University of California, San Francisco 

  • Brittany Marshall, M.P.H., C.P.H., C.H.E.S.
    Doctor of Public Health Candidate
    Department of Public Health Education
    University of North Texas Health Science Center

  • Kimberly Narain, M.D., M.P.H.
    Doctoral Candidate
    Specialty Training Advanced Research Fellow
    University of California, Los Angeles, Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

  • Marc Stevens, Jr., M.P.H.
    Doctor of Public Health Candidate
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    East Tennessee State University

2014 Diversity Scholars

  • Carla Alvarado, M.P.H.
    Doctoral Student/Graduate Research Assistant
    College of Public Health and Human Sciences
    School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
    Oregon State University

  • Tasce Bongiovanni, M.D., M.P.P.
    Clinical Scholar
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs & Yale School of Medicine
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

  • Dana Hines, M.S.N., R.N.
    Doctoral Candidate
    Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
    Indiana University School of Nursing

  • Stephanie Sangalang, M.S.N.
    Doctoral student
    Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology
    University of Cologne, Germany

  • George Shelton, M.D., M.P.P.
    Health Services Research Fellow
    Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt)
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center