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Health policy Associates Program

The Health Policy Associates Program is designed to provide faculty of Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, and other universities with a distinct affiliation and role with the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in order to encourage and enhance purpose, training, collegiality, commitment to, and support of health policy and social science research.

Associates are granted a two-year renewable term in the program.  This term will be based on displaying fidelity to some of the center’s various activities, such as attendance and participation in:  the health policy workshops led by visiting professors in the Scholars-in-Residence (SIR) Program, the National Scholars’ Current Issues in Health Policy Seminar Series, the Special Health Policy Lectures, the Pilot Project Mini-Grant Program, the Scientific Review Committee of the Pilot Project Mini-Grant Program, and other ad hoc committees.

Faculty will receive a variety of exciting benefits through their affiliation with the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry:

  • Priority proposal consideration for awards from the RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC Pilot Project Mini-Grant Program;
  • Training opportunities offered through our Health Policy Professional Development Program;
  • Receive priority consideration to attend the Summer Institute on Health Policy, sponsored by the RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC;
  • Priority consideration to attend Summer Statistical Training at the University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR);
  • Priority meeting access to and mentoring from the RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC Scholars-In-Residence Visiting Professors, National Scholars, and National Advisory Board members;
  • Priority inclusion on grant proposals and manuscripts developed by the RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC;
  • Priority access to the RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC forthcoming research support staff regarding biostatistics, data management, and survey research;
  • Annual invitation to the Annual Meharry-Vanderbilt Health Policy Partnership Reception & Lecture and other special events and seminars sponsored by the Center; and
  • Conference travel funds for RWJF Center for Health Policy at MMC -related presentations.

2013-2014 HEALTH POLICY ASSOCIATES

Richard EpsteinRichard A. Epstein, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University

 


GentryChad K. Gentry, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy & Health Science
Lipscomb University

 


GriffithDerek M. Griffith, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Center for Medicine, Health & Society
College of Arts & Sciences
Vanderbilt University

 


HalpernLeslie R. Halpern, MD, DDS, PhD, MPH
Program Director of Residency
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

 


LutenThomas D. Luten, MA
Assistant Professor and Chair, Admissions Committee
Department of Dental Public Health
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

 


NayyarTultul Nayyar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

 


OffodileRegina S. Offodile, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Skills and Competencies
Department of Professional & Medical Education
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

 


SingletonChasidy Singleton, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

 


StinesSuzette Marie Stines, DDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

 


SzetelaCarolyn Szetela, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Professional & Medical Education
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

 


ThompsonMachelle Fleming Thompson, RDH, MSPH
Associate Professor, Department of Dental Public Health
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

 


VoinovBoris Voinov, MD
Extern, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College

 


WareTawana K. Ware, DDS, MSD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College

 


WashingtonWilliam N. Washington, DPA, MPA, MPH, CHES
Director, Master of Science in Public Health Program
School of Graduate Studies & Research
Meharry Medical College

 


WilkinsConsuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Meharry Medical College

 

 


 

2012-2013 SENIOR HEALTH POLICY ASSOCIATES

wayne_rileyWayne Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP
President and Chief Executive Officer
Meharry Medical College




charles_moutonCharles Mouton, M.D., M.S.
Dean, School of Medicine
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
Meharry Medical College



janet_southerlandJanet Southerland, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College




maria_limaMaria F. Lima, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
Professor, Medical and Professional Education
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Meharry Medical College


2012-2013 HEALTH POLICY ASSOCIATES

tony_brownTony N. Brown, Ph.D.Assistant Chair, Department of Sociology
Associate Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
College of Arts and Sciences
Vanderbilt University


vanisha_brownVanisha Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor
Public Health Practice
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Meharry Medical College


tyson_brownTyson Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Vanderbilt University



cunningham-burleyRhonda Cunningham-Burley, Ph.D.
Director, Medical Education in Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College


green_ekadiGreen Ekadi, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor
Public Health Practice
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Meharry Medical College


Dr. Daphne Ferguson-YoungDaphne Ferguson-Young, D.D.S., M.S.P.H.
Director, General Practice Residency Program
Associate Professor, Oral Surgery
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College


Dr. Ethel P. HarrisEthel Harris, D.D.S.
Director, Compliance and Safety, Clinical Affairs
School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College



corey_jonesCorey Jones, Ph.D., M.B.A, C.C.R.P.
Assistant Director for Collaborations and Partnerships, Meharry Translational Research Center
Instructor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Meharry Medical College


Dr. Jacinta P. LeavellJacinta P. Leavell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Dental Public Health
Meharry Medical College



Mmonique_lyleonique Lyle, Ph.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
College of Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University



jonathan_metzlJonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D.
Frederick B. Rentschler II Chair of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society
Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society
Vanderbilt University


andre_mizellAndre Christie Mizell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Vanderbilt University



aramandila_rameshAramandla Ramesh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College


peter_savelyevPeter Savelyev, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Economics
College of Arts and Science
Vanderbilt University



matthew_walkerMatthew Walker, III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biotechnology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University



jamilla_williamsJamila Williams, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Associate Program Director, Preventative Medicine Residency
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College


2011-2012 HEALTH POLICY ASSOCIATES

leah_alexanderLeah Alexander, Ph.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor, School or Graduate Studies and Research
Meharry Medical College



michelle_bruceMichelle Bruce, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Graduate of Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
and School of Graduate Studies and Research



zhenbang_chenZhenbang Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Meharry Medical College



lemuel_dentLemuel Dent, M.D., M.S., MSCR, FACS
Chair of Trauma and Critical Care
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Former and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Meharry Medical College


carol_freundCarol L. Freund-Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Professional and Medical Education
School of Medicine
Meharry Medical College


pandu_gangulaPandu Gangula, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Meharry Medical College




alex_jahangiAlex Jahangir, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


minja-trupinChristine Minja-Trupin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, School of Graduate Studies and Research
Meharry Medical College



evelyn_pattersonEvelyn Patterson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Vanderbilt University




manish_sethiManish K. Sethi, M.D.
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute Center for Health Policy
Fellow, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Vanderbilt University


william_turnerWilliam L. Turner, Ph.D.
Betts Professor of Education and Human Development
Professor, Community Research and Action
Professor, Human Development Counseling
Professor, Human & Organizational Development
Department of Human & Organizational Development,
Peabody College of Education and Human Development
Vanderbilt University

 


flora_ukoliFlora Ukoli, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Community Health
Department of Surgery
Meharry Medical College