MACCHE

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Mid-Atlantic Center for Cardiometabolic Health Equity

The overarching goal of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Cardiometabolic Health Equity (MACCHE) is to test the effectiveness of comprehensive, integrated, and multi-level evidence-based strategies for improving cardiometabolic health outcomes among socially disadvantaged populations in Maryland, using community-based participatory research and patient-centered outcomes research principles, and translate them into clinical and public health practice and policy. The MACCHE will leverage the existing infrastructure of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, which has applied a comprehensive approach to health equity for over 10 years, a partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore, and collaborations with Morgan State University and other institutions in the region.

Partner Institutions

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Johns Hopkins University

1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
United States

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Morgan State University

4940 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
United States

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University of Maryland Baltimore

620 W Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)

901 N. Milton Avenue, Suite 260
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

Team

Leadership

Leadership

Lisa Cooper, MD
Principal Investigator
Deidra Crews, MD
Principal Investigator

Projects

Project 1 | LINKED-HEARTS PROGRAM

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN
Co-Principal Investigator
Cheryl Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP
Co-Principal Investigator

Project 2

Kelly Bower, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN
Co-Principal Investigator
Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Co-Principal Investigator

Project 3

Lisa Cooper, MD
Co-Principal Investigator
Chiadi Ndumele, MD, MHS
Co-Principal Investigator

Cores

Administrative

Lisa Cooper, MD
Co-Director
Deidra Crews, MD
Co-Director
Alison Trainor, BA, MS
Manager

Community Engagement

Chidinma Ibe, PhD
Director
Deven Brown, MPA
Manager

Investigator Development

Tanjala Purnell
Co-Director
Somnath Saha, MD, MPH
Co-Director
Katie Dietz, MPH
Co-Manager
Alison Trainor, BA, MS
Co-Manager

Working Groups

Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group

Jessica Yeh, PhD
Member
John Jackson, ScD
Member

Community Engagement Working Group

Chidinma Ibe, PhD
Member
Debra Hickman
Member

Project Managers Working Group

Alison Trainor, BA, MS
Member

Partner Institutions

Johns Hopkins University

Lisa Cooper, MD
Deidra Crews, MD
Chidinma Ibe, PhD
Deven Brown, MPA
Tanjala Purnell
Somnath Saha, MD, MPH
Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN
Cheryl Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP
Kelly Bower, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN
Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
Chiadi Ndumele, MD, MHS
Katie Dietz, MPH
Nancy Molello, MSB
Jessica Yeh, PhD
John Jackson, ScD
Alison Trainor, BA, MS

Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)

Debra Hickman