Southeast Collaborative

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Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities

The burden of chronic disease disparities is most evident among African American and Hispanic/Latino populations in the southeastern United States. To address these pervasive health inequities, the Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities (Southeast Collaborative) brings together expertise at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Meharry Medical College to collaboratively develop and implement multi-level interventions. The Center partners with communities and leverages advances in technology and data science to reduce risk factors for and disparities in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and related conditions among African American and Latino populations.

Partner Institutions

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Med Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37232
United States

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University of Miami

1120 NW 14th St.
Miami, FL 33136
United States

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Meharry Medical College

1005 Dr DB Todd Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
United States

Projects

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Accelerating Health Equity via Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions (JITAIs): Scalable and High Impact mHealth Precision Smoking Relapse Prevention
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Med Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37232
United States

Southeast Collaborative: #1
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A Multilevel Intervention to Reduce Disparities in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Related Cardiometabolic Outcomes
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Med Center Dr.
Nashville, TN 37232
United States

Southeast Collaborative: #2

Team

Leadership

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Nancy Cox
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Stephania Miller-Hughes, MS, MSCI, PhD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Roy Weiss, BS, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Alecia Fair, DrPH
Operations Director

Projects

Bryan Heckman, PhD
Principal Investigator
Robert (Lyle) Cooper, PhD
Co-Investigator
Hiliary Tindle, MD, MPH
Co-Investigator
Guillermo (Willy) Prado, PhD
Co-Investigator
Duncan Amegbletor, PhD
Project Manager
Derek Pope, PhD
Project Manager
Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Co-Investigator
Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS
Co-Investigator
Douglas Wallace, MD
Co-Investigator
Phabiola Herrera Aldana, MD
Project Manager

Cores

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Director
Jabari Ichimura, BS
Project Manager
Alina Kasyanova, MBA
Project Manager
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Director
Leah Alexander, MPH, PhD
Member
Carolyn (Carey) Szetela, PhD
Member
Velma McBride Murry, PhD
Member
Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH
Member
Rocio Bustamante, RBT
Project Manager
Robert Taylor, MPA
Project Manager
Juliet Nyanamba, PhD
Project Manager
LaMonica Stewart, PhD
Director
William Scott, PhD
Associate Director
David Haas, MD
Associate Director
Alecia Fair, DrPH
Project Manager
Denise Holland, MA
Project Manager
Maria Freeman, MIBA
Project Manager
Stephania Miller-Hughes, MS, MSCI, PhD
Member
Fortune Mhlanga, PhD
Member
Todd Gary, PhD
Member
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Member
Ana Palacio, MD, MPH
Member
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Member
Alex Cheng, PhD
Member
Derek Pope, PhD
Member
Bryan Heckman, PhD
Member
Robert (Lyle) Cooper, PhD
Member
Hiliary Tindle, MD, MPH
Member
Guillermo (Willy) Prado, PhD
Member
Duncan Amegbletor, PhD
Member
Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD
Member
Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Member
Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS
Member
Douglas Wallace, MD
Member
Phabiola Herrera Aldana, MD
Member
Arthur Blank, PhD
Member
Selena Carpenter, MEd
Member
Ana Palacio, MD, MPH
Member
Anil Shanker, PhD
Member
Claudia Barajas
Member
Lisa Hamilton, PhD
Member
Keith King
Member
Lilliam Lopez
Member
Patricia Dorcius, MCHES, MD, MPH
Member

Working Groups

Alex Cheng, PhD
Member
Derek Pope, PhD
Member
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Member
Arthur Blank, PhD
Member
Rocio Bustamante, RBT
Member
Ana Palacio, MD, MPH
Member
Selena Carpenter, MEd
Member
Robert Taylor, MPA
Member
Juliet Nyanamba, PhD
Member
Ana Riccio, MD
Member
Philip Law
Member
David Haas, MD
Member
William Scott, PhD
Member
Claudia Barajas
Member
Jabari Ichimura, BS
Member

Partner Institutions

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Nancy Cox
Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH
Selena Carpenter, MEd
Alex Cheng, PhD
Alecia Fair, DrPH
David Haas, MD
Jabari Ichimura, BS
Paul Harris, FACMI, FIAHSI, PhD
Velma McBride Murry, PhD
Hiliary Tindle, MD, MPH
Juliet Nyanamba, PhD
Kim Avant
Roy Weiss, BS, MD, PhD
Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Rocio Bustamante, RBT
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Maria Freeman, MIBA
Phabiola Herrera Aldana, MD
Alina Kasyanova, MBA
Ana Palacio, MD, MPH
Guillermo (Willy) Prado, PhD
Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD
William Scott, PhD
Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS
Douglas Wallace, MD
Ana Riccio, MD
Philip Law
Natalie Mondesir
Stephania Miller-Hughes, MS, MSCI, PhD
Leah Alexander, MPH, PhD
Duncan Amegbletor, PhD
Robert (Lyle) Cooper, PhD
Maria Freeman, MIBA
Todd Gary, PhD
Bryan Heckman, PhD
Denise Holland, MA
Fortune Mhlanga, PhD
Derek Pope, PhD
Anil Shanker, PhD
Carolyn (Carey) Szetela, PhD
Robert Taylor, MPA
LaMonica Stewart, PhD