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List of 2015 DSC Associates

Alexy Arauz-Boudreau, MD, MPH
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Determining effective means to reduce health care disparities for vulnerable children through the structure of health care systems and provider level interventions

Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH
Director, Practice-Based Research & Quality Improvement Network General Medicine Division Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Areas of Interest: Understanding patterns of care and designing efficient models of care to improve quality for patients seen in primary care practice networks

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA
Fellow, University of Michigan Dept. of Geriatrics/Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest: Improving care for vulnerable populations through strengthening primary care, advocacy, systems redesign, quality improvement, and community engagement.

W. Michael Byrd, MD, MPH
Director, Institute for Optimizing Health and Health Care
Alpha Omega Alpha, Visiting Professor, Health Policy, Meharry Medical College
W. Montegue Cobb Senior Fellow, Health Disparities, National Medical Association
Instructor, Department of Health Policy and Management Harvard School of Public Health

Areas of Interest: Health policies and concerns impacting African American and other disadvantaged minorities in the United States health system

Eric G. Campbell, PhD
Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Areas of Interest: Science policy, academic industry relations

Linda A. Clayton, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Primary Care Clinician Plan
Senior Associate Medical Director, Office of Clinical Affairs, Office of Medicaid-MassHealth Instructor, Department Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

Areas of Interest: Health policy and concerns impacting African American and other disadvantaged minorities in the United States health system

Karen Donelan, ScD, EdM
Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Areas of Interest: Patient and provider experience, barriers in healthcare delivery

Katherine L. Flaherty, ScD
Principal Associate, Public Health & Epidemiology, Health Division, Abt Associates, Inc.
Areas of Interest: Health equity, patient safety and quality of care, Medicaid, women’s health and maternal and child health

Clemens S. Hong, MD, MPH
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Research and Clinical Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Developing primary care integrated care management strategies (including the use of community health workers) to address disparities in health care; primary care transformation and the patient centered medical home with a focus on community health centers and safety-net systems; limited English proficiency and disparities in health care; incarceration and health and post-release health care delivery to formerly incarcerated patients.

Inyang Isong, MD, MPH, SM
Health Services Researcher, The Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Evaluating family and community determinants of children’s oral health status and access to care, and understanding their role in oral health disparities

Sanja Percac-Lima MD, PhD, DMD
lnstructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Improving colorectal cancer screening rates by lowering barriers in low income and non-English speaking populations

Andrew Loehrer MD
Surgical Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
Areas of Interest: Measurement of surgical quality and the impact of health policy reform on the delivery of surgical care for low-income and minority populations.

Nicte Mejia, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Massachusetts General Hospital

Areas of Interest: Interventions to provide timely neurological diagnoses, excellent neurology care, and optimal neurologic health to people from non-English speaking and other minority communities.

Joan Quinlan, MPA
Vice President for Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Areas of Interest: Community health, socioeconomic barriers to health care access.

Fidencio Saldana, MD, MPH
Faculty Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician in Medicine and Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Area of interest: Racial disparities and outcomes in cardiovascular disease, Recruitment of underrepresented minorities to the health professions

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH
Obesity Medicine and Nutrition Clinical and Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Areas of Interest: Obesity (Adult & Pediatric), Health Policy, Health Disparities, Minority Health, Exercise (Physical Activity), Nutrition

Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Population Health Management, Mass General Hospital for Children
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population, Medicine Harvard Medical School

Areas of Interest: Understanding determinants of obesity in women and children and developing interventions across the lifecourse to prevent obesity, especially in underserved populations.

Nhi-Ha Trinh MD, MPH
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Graduate Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow, McLean Hospital
Areas of Interest:  Mental Health Disparities for Depression in Minority Patients, Geriatric and Community Psychiatry

Winfred W. Williams, MD
Co-Chair, Multicultural Affairs Office Advisory Board, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Faculty Member, MGH Center for Human Genetic Research
MGH Transplant Center/Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Areas of Interest: Genetics of renal disease (genetics of diabetic nephropathy, end stage renal disease, and transplant organ rejection and tolerance); liver transplantation (extracorporeal liver assist device therapy) and racial and ethnic disparities in renal transplantation and health policy in transplantation

Albert Yeung, M.D., Sc.D.
Director of Primary Care Studies at the MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Areas of Interest: Integrating primary care and mental health services to improve treatment of depression, mental health issues of under-served populations, and using complementary and alternative treatment for mood disorders

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