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

Team

Leadership

Leadership

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

Projects

Project 1 | CHURCH

Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Sidney Hankerson, MD
Principal Investigator

Project 2 | The DREAM Study

Nour Makarem, MD
Principal Investigator
Parisa Tehranifer, DrPH
Principal Investigator

Project 3 | IMPACT Trial

Dawn Hershman, MD
Principal Investigator
Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator

Cores

Administrative

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director
Nicole Bayne, RN, MPH
Project Manager

Community Engagement

Judelysse Gomez, PhD
Co-Director
Louise Bier, MS, CGC
Co-Director
Desiree Walker, BA
Community Partner

Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization (CDE & DH)

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director

Investigator Development

Daichi Shimbo, MD
Director
Marisol Castellano, MS
Project Manager

Methods & Data

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Director

Implementation Science

Rachel Shelton, MD
Co-Director
Nathalie Moise, MD, MS
Co-Director

Working Groups

Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group

Kathy Crew, MD
Member
Jeanine Genkinger, PhD
Member
Rita Kukafka, DrPH
Member

Community Engagement Working Group

Judelysse Gomez, PhD
Member
Louise Bier, MS, CGC
Member
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Member
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Member

Investigator Skills Development Working Group

Daichi Shimbo, MD
Member
Marisol Castellano, MS
Member

Project Managers Working Group

Nicole Bayne, RN, MPH
Member
Kim Burke, BS, MPH
Member
Judelysse Gomez, PhD
Member

Partner Institutions

Columbia University Health Sciences

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Dawn Hershman, MD
Daichi Shimbo, MD
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
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
Ian Kronish, MD, MPH
Sidney Hankerson, MD
Parisa Tehranifer, DrPH
Tuhina De O'Connor, MS, MPH, BS
Nour Makarem, MD
Desiree Walker, BA

City University of New York

Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Jill Bargonetti, PhD
Louise Bier, MS, CGC
Judelysse Gomez, PhD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Erica Phillips, MD

Physician Affiliate Group of New York

Weill Cornell Medicine

Erica Phillips, MD
Samprit Banerjee, PhD