C2DREAM

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Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota

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The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota (C2DREAM) will reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related chronic conditions (RCC) of hypertension and obesity experienced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities including immigrants and refugees 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 Online

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

Team

  • Michele L Allen, MD, MS
    Principal Investigator (MPI)
    Co-lead, Administrative Core
    Co-investigator, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH
    Principal Investigator (MPI)
    Co-lead, Administrative Core
    Lead, Data Monitoring and Coordination Hub
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity
  • Christi Patten, PhD
    Principal Investigator (MPI)
    Co-lead, Administrative Core
    Co-investigator, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Mayo Clinic
  • Mark Wieland, MD, MPH
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 1: Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Co-lead, Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Mayo Clinic
  • Irene Sia, MD
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 1: Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Co-lead, Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Mayo Clinic
  • Matthew Clark, PhD
    Co-Investigator, Project 1: Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Mayo Clinic
  • Andrew Busch, PhD
    Co-lead, Investigator Development Core
    Co-investigator, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Sandra Japuntich, PhD
    Co-lead, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Warren McKinney, PhD
    Co-investigator, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Steven Fu, MD, MSCE
    Co-lead, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Veterans Affairs Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
  • David Nelson, PhD
    Co-investigator, SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Veterans Affairs Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
  • Patrick Hammett, PhD
    Co-investigator, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Veterans Affairs Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
  • Nicole Reinicke
    Project Director, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Mayo Clinic
  • Pravesh Sharma, MD
    Co-investigator, Project 2: SCORE (Smoking Cessation Outreach for Racial Equity)
    Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Simone French, PhD
    Co-lead, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Rhonda Jones-Webb, PhD
    Co-investigator, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Julian Wolfson, PhD
    Co-investigator, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Antony Stately, PhD
    Co-lead, Community Engagement Core
    Co-lead, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
  • Justin Jones, MS
    Program Manager, Project 3: Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
  • Rebekah Pratt, PhD
    Co-lead, Community Engagement Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • LaPrincess Brewer, MD
    Faculty, Community Engagement Core
    Mayo Clinic
  • Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD
    Principal Investigator, Pilot Project 1: Development of a multiple health behavior change intervention for Cardiovascular risk reduction among people experiencing homelessness: the CV-HOMES study
  • Faculty, Community Engagement Core
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Kristen Jacklin, PhD
    Faculty, Community Engagement Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
  • Sarah Gollust, PhD
    Faculty, Community Engagement Core
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Mary Owen, MD
    Co-Investigator, Native American Youth Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Implementation of Culturally-Tailored Evidence-Based After School and Home Visitation Programs for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
  • Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH
    Co-lead, Investigator Development Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Felicity Enders, PhD, MPH, BA
    Co-lead, Investigator Development Core
    Faculty, Administrative Core
    Member, Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group
    Mayo Clinic
  • Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD
    Community Engagement Lead, Community Engagement Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Christina Bliss-Barsness, MPH
    Program manager, Community Engagement Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Sean Phelan, PhD, MPH
    Faculty, Administrative Core
    Co-lead, Data Monitoring and Coordination Hub
    Member, Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group
    Mayo Clinic
  • Mikow Hang
    Administrative Director, Administrative Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Ailee Leppi
    Program Associate, Administrative Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Miamon Queeglay
    Program Coordinator, Administrative Core
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity
  • Tarissa Host
    Program Associate, Investigator Development Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Elizabeth Rogers, MD
    Faculty, Investigator Development Core
    University of Minnesota Medical School; Program in Health Disparities Research
  • Jude Mikal, PhD
    Faculty, Investigator Development Core
    University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Sheila Iteghete
    Research Coordinator, Healthy Immigrant Community: Mobilizing the Power of Social Networks
    Mayo Clinic
  • Nathalia Gutierrez
    University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Tabetha Brockman
    Program Manager, Administrative Core
    Mayo Clinic
  • Katherine Diaz Vickery, MD
    Principal Investigator, Pilot Project 1: Development of a multiple health behavior change intervention for Cardiovascular risk reduction among people experiencing homelessness: the CV-HOMES study
    Faculty, Community Engagement Core
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute
  • Abby Lohr, PhD, MPH
    Principal Investigator, Pilot Project 2: Addressing CVD inequities in Minnesota: a co-investigation with im/migrants exploring how to sustain a community-driven, social network intervention using a racism-conscious approach
    Mayo Clinic
  • Laura Suarez Pardo, MD
    Principal Investigator, Pilot Project 3: Cardiac distress in Latinx/Hispanic women with cardiovascular disease and risk factors: examining its prevalence and the role of discrimination and acculturation experiences.
    Mayo Clinic
  • Ambria Crusan, PhD, RD/LD
    Principal Investigator, Pilot Project 4: Increased access to fruits and vegetables for DASH Diet compliance in immigrant Hispanic/Latinx individuals with hypertension
    St. Catherine University

Pilot Projects

  1. Development of a multiple health behavior change intervention for Cardiovascular risk reduction among people experiencing homelessness: the CV-HOMES study
  2. Addressing CVD inequities in Minnesota: a co-investigation with im/migrants exploring how to sustain a community-driven, social network intervention using a racism-conscious approach
  3. Cardiac distress in Latinx/Hispanic women with cardiovascular disease and risk factors: examining its prevalence and the role of discrimination and acculturation experiences.
  4. Increased access to fruits and vegetables for DASH Diet compliance in immigrant Hispanic/Latinx individuals with hypertension