Medical College of Wisconsin
I am a general internist and health services research, Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of
General Internal Medicine, Director of the Center for Advancing Population Science, Associate Director of
Diversity in the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Director of the CTSI KL2 Program, and Director of the CTSI Master’s in Clinical/Translational Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). I have over 20 years of experience in health disparities research focused on developing and testing innovative interventions to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location for chronic medical and mental health conditions. I have expertise in a range of research methodologies including clinical trials methodology, qualitative research methodology, community based participatory research (CBPR) methodology, behavioral intervention methodology and implementation science approaches. In addition, I have published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and have extensive experience incorporating technology and social determinant of health factors into behavioral interventions, particularly focused on improving self-management in individuals with diabetes. I am the PI of a large project funded by Advancing Healthier Wisconsin aimed at addressing health disparities in the inner city, African American community of Milwaukee, which serves as the basis of my research team’s community engaged efforts. I am also currently the PI of three NIH R01s (R01 DK118038, R01 DK120861, R01 MD013826) and have an NIH NIDDK K24 (K24 DK093699), which provides protected time for mentoring.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:20 PM – 4:37 PM ET