C2DREAM

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Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota

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Mission

To reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease and the related chronic conditions of hypertension and obesity experienced by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities including immigrants and refugees across Minnesota.

About

The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM) will promote innovative, multilevel interventions that target fundamental causes of chronic disease inequities among BIPOC communities; generate knowledge, analytical and implementation approaches, and community engagement strategies to understand and develop solutions to address racism at multiple levels; develop and support the next generation of health equity researchers; create and sustain a community-engaged and equity-guided dissemination and implementation processes to translate research results and knowledge into action; and employ equity-guided evaluation approaches. Our regional partnership of academic institutions and community stakeholders is poised to understand and ultimately address the ways that racism undermines the well-being of BIPOC communities across Minnesota.

C2DREAM Website

Contact

[email protected]

Partner Institutions

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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

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Hennepin Healthcare

901 Park Ave, S.9.303
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

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Mayo Clinic

200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

Native American Community Clinic

Clinic E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

Projects

Healthy Immigrant Community cohort
Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

C2DREAM: #1
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SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity): A Pragmatic Trial of Chronic Disease Approaches to Ameliorate Tobacco Related Cardiovascular Disease Health Disparities
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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

C2DREAM: #2
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Project BRAID (Building Relationships Around Indigenous Endurance)
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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

C2DREAM: #3
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Pascal: Culturally Tailored Conversational Agent for Quitting Smoking
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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

C2DREAM: #4
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Techquity by FAITH! (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health)
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University of Minnesota

717 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States

C2DREAM: #5

Team

Leadership

Michelle Allen, MD, MS
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Rachel Hardeman, MPH, PhD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Christi Patten, MPI, PhD
Principal Investigator (MPI)

Projects

Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Matthew Clark, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
Mark Wieland, MD, MPH
Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Lead
Irene Sia, MD, MSc
Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Lead
Sheila Iteghete
Research Coordinator
Christi Patten, MPI, PhD
Co-Investigator
Andrew Busch, PhD, LP
Co-Investigator
Warren McKinney, PhD
Co-Investigator
Patrick Hammett
Co-Investigator
Pravesh Sharma, MD
Co-Investigator
David Nelson
Co-Investigator
Sandra Japuntich, LP, PhD
Co-Lead
Steven Fu, MD, MSCE
Co-Lead
Nicole Reinicke
Project Director
Michelle Allen, MD, MS
Co-Investigator
Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD
Co-Investigator
Julian Wolfson, PhD
Co-Investigator
Mary Owen, MD
Co-Investigator
Simone French, PhD
Co-Lead
Antony Stately, PhD
Co-Lead
Justin Jones, MS
Program Manager
Sandra Japuntich, LP, PhD
Principal Investigator

Cores

Michelle Allen, MD, MS
Co-Lead
Rachel Hardeman, MPH, PhD
Co-Lead
Christi Patten, MPI, PhD
Co-Lead
Felicity Enders, BA, MPH, PhD
Faculty
Sean Phelan, MPH, PhD
Faculty
Mikow Hang
Administrative Director
Ailee Leppi
Program Associate
Miamon Queeglay
Program Coordinator
Tabetha Brockman
Program Manager
Hannah BlueDog-Crow
Communications Coordinator
Rachel Hardeman, MPH, PhD
Lead
Sean Phelan, MPH, PhD
Co-Lead
Andrew Busch, PhD, LP
Co-Lead
Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH
Co-Lead
Kasey Boehmer, MPH, NBC-HWC, PhD
Co-Lead
Tarissa Host, BA
Program Associate
Elizabeth Rogers, MAS, MD
Faculty
Jude Mikal, PhD
Faculty
Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD
Lead
Antony Stately, PhD
Co-Lead
Rebekah Pratt, PhD
Co-Lead
LaPrincess Brewer, MD, MPH
Faculty
Jacklin Kristen, PhD
Faculty
Sarah Gollust, PhD
Faculty
Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MS
Faculty
Christina Bliss Barsness, MPH
Program Manager

Working Groups

Sean Phelan, MPH, PhD
Member
Felicity Enders, BA, MPH, PhD
Member
Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, MPH, PhD
Member
Antony Stately, PhD
Member
Rebekah Pratt, PhD
Member
Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD
Member
Yasamin Graff, MPH
Member
Kasey Boehmer, MPH, NBC-HWC, PhD
Member
Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH
Member
Andrew Busch, PhD, LP
Member
Tarissa Host, BA
Member
Amran Ahmed
Member
Tawonda Burks, MBA
Member
Tabetha Brockman
Member
Sheila Iteghete
Member
Lynn Andreae, MPH, PhD
Member
Steven Fu, MD, MSCE
Member
Sandra Japuntich, LP, PhD
Member
Michelle Allen, MD, MS
Member
Rachel Hardeman, MPH, PhD
Member
Christi Patten, MPI, PhD
Member
Justin Jones, MS
Member
Aaron Nguyen
Member

Partner Institutions

Michelle Allen, MD, MS
Rachel Hardeman, MPH, PhD
Steven Fu, MD, MSCE
David Nelson
Patrick Hammett
Simone French, PhD
Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD
Julian Wolfson, PhD
Rebekah Pratt, PhD
Jacklin Kristen, PhD
Sarah Gollust, PhD
Mary Owen, MD
Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH
Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD
Christina Bliss Barsness, MPH
Mikow Hang
Ailee Leppi
Miamon Queeglay
Tarissa Host, BA
Elizabeth Rogers, MAS, MD
Jude Mikal, PhD
Hannah BlueDog-Crow
Yasamin Graff, MPH
Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, MPH, PhD
Andrew Busch, PhD, LP
Sandra Japuntich, LP, PhD
Warren McKinney, PhD
Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD, MS
Lynn Andreae, MPH, PhD
Christi Patten, MPI, PhD
Mark Wieland, MD, MPH
Irene Sia, MD, MSc
Matthew Clark, PhD
Nicole Reinicke
Pravesh Sharma, MD
LaPrincess Brewer, MD, MPH
Felicity Enders, BA, MPH, PhD
Sean Phelan, MPH, PhD
Sheila Iteghete
Tabetha Brockman
Kasey Boehmer, MPH, NBC-HWC, PhD
Aaron Nguyen
Antony Stately, PhD
Justin Jones, MS

Publications