COMMUNITY

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Center to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes through Multi-level and Multi-generational Approaches Unifying Novel Interventions and Training for Health Equity

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COMMUNITY

Despite medical advances in treating chronic diseases and epidemiological findings identifying risk factors for chronic diseases, there remain major persistent health disparities driven by the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). The vision of the Center to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes through Multi-level and Multi-generational Approaches Unifying Novel Interventions and Training for Health Equity (COMMUNITY) is rooted in public health which recognizes that medical advances alone can only partially reduce the burden of disease and that reducing health disparities in chronic diseases requires improving the health and wellness of individuals, families, communities and societies throughout life.

The COMMUNITY seeks to realize this vision within the communities they serve that are among the most highly diverse in the U.S. with approximately 2/3 non-white, 1/3 foreign-born, and 1/5 living below the Federal poverty line. Comprising of institutions in the New York area, the mission of the COMMUNITY is to reduce health disparities in chronic diseases in the New York City Region through rigorous testing, disseminating and sustaining of interventions that incorporate the multiple levels of influence from individual, interpersonal, community and societal approaches. 

Partner Institutions

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Columbia University Health Sciences

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

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City University of New York

425 East 25th St.
New York , NY 10010
United States

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

505 East 70th St.
New York, NY 10021
United States

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Physician Affiliate Group of New York

55 W 125th St, Suite 100
New York, NY 10027
United States

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Weill Cornell Medicine

1300 York Ave.
New York, NY 10065
United States

Projects

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Community Health Workers United to Reduce Colorectal Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Among People at Higher Risk (CHURCH)
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Columbia University Health Sciences

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

COMMUNITY: #1
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Addressing Sleep Duration, Regularity, and Efficiency: A Multidimensional Sleep Health Intervention for Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Cardiometabolic Health
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Columbia University Health Sciences

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

COMMUNITY: #2
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Intervention to iMProve AdherenCe Equitably (IMPACT)
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Columbia University Health Sciences

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

COMMUNITY: #3
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SLEEP2BWELL
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Columbia University Health Sciences

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

COMMUNITY: #4

Team

Leadership

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Dawn Hershman, MD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Erica Phillips, MD, MS
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Daichi Shimbo, MD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Principal Investigator (MPI)

Projects

Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Sidney Hankerson, MD
Principal Investigator
Nour Makarem, MD
Principal Investigator
Parisa Tehranifer, DrPH
Principal Investigator
Dawn Hershman, MD
Principal Investigator
Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator

Cores

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director
Nicole Bayne, MPH, RN
Project Manager
Judelysse (Judy) Gomez, PhD
Program Director
Desiree Walker, BA
Community Partner
Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director
Daichi Shimbo, MD
Director
Marisol Castellano, MS
Project Manager
Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director
Rachel Shelton, MD
Co-Director
Nathalie Moise, MD, MS
Co-Director

Working Groups

Kathy Crew, MD
Member
Jeanine Genkinger, PhD
Member
Rita Kukafka, DrPH
Member
Judelysse (Judy) Gomez, PhD
Member
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Member
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Member
Desiree Walker, BA
Nicole Bayne, MPH, RN
Member
Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Member
Jhovelis (Jhovie) Mañaná
Member
Daichi Shimbo, MD
Member
Marisol Castellano, MS
Member
Desiree Walker, BA
Member
Michele Kaminski, MPH
Member
Cynthia Law, MPH
Member
Lisa Matthews
Member
Marisol Castellano, MS
Member
Judelysse (Judy) Gomez, PhD
Member
Jhovelis (Jhovie) Mañaná
Member
Nicole Bayne, MPH, RN
Member
Erik Harden, MA
Member
Christina Chesnakov, MPH
Member

Partner Institutions

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Dawn Hershman, MD
Daichi Shimbo, MD
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Bari "Bee" Smith
Kim Burke, BS, MPH
Rachel Shelton, MD
Nathalie Moise, MD, MS
Joseph Lee, DrPH
Marisol Castellano, MS
Jeanine Genkinger, PhD
Kathy Crew, MD
Rita Kukafka, DrPH
Erik Harden, MA
Christina Chesnakov, MPH
Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
Sidney Hankerson, MD
Parisa Tehranifer, DrPH
Tuhina De O'Connor, BS, MPH, MS
Nour Makarem, MD
Desiree Walker, BA
Cynthia Law, MPH
Jacquelyn Amenta, MPH
Lisa Matthews
Michele Kaminski, MPH
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Jill Bargonetti, PhD
Judelysse (Judy) Gomez, PhD
Erica Phillips, MD, MS
Erica Phillips, MD, MS
Samprit Banerjee, PhD