Mid-Atlantic Center for Cardiometabolic Health Equity

Exterior shot of a building at Johns Hopkins University

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

Team

  • Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
    Principal Investigator (MPI),
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 3: UNLOAD-HF
    Co-Director, Administrative Core
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
    Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
  • Deidra C. Crews, MD
    Principal Investigator (MPI)
    Co-Director, Administrative Core
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Chidinma Ibe, PhD
    Director, Community Engagement Core
    Member, Community Engagement Working Group
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Rev. Debra Hickman
    Member, Community Engagement Working Group
    Sisters Together and Reaching
  • Deven Brown, MPA
    Manager, Community Engagement Core
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH
    Co-Director, Investigator Development Core
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Somnath Saha, MD, MPH
    Co-Director, Investigator Development Core
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN    
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 1: LINKED-HEARTS Program
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP      
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 1: LINKED-HEARTS Program
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Kelly M. Bower, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 2: Healthy for Two
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
  • Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 2: Healthy for Two
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Chiadi Ndumele, MD, PhD, MHS
    Co-Principal Investigator, Project 3: UNLOAD-HF
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Katie Dietz, MPH
    Co-Manager, Investigator Development Core
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
    Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
  • Nancy Molello, MSB
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
    Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
  • Jessica Yeh, PhD
    Member, Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • John S. Jackson, ScD
    Member, Common Data Elements & Data Harmonization Working Group
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Alison Trainor, MS, CHES
    Manager, Administrative Core
    Co-Manager, Investigator Development Core
    Member, Project Managers Working Group
    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity