Our Team

Executive Director

  • Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Helen F. Pettit Professor of Nursing
    Director, Center for Research on People of Color

Affiliate Members

  • Suzanne B. Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Professor of Biomedical Informatics
    Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing
    Director, Center for Precision in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM)
    Director, Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Training Program

  • Veronica Barcelona, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, PHNA-BC

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Assistant Professor of Nursing, Nursing Scholarship & Research

    Headshot of Veronica Barcelona.
  • Enobong (Anna) Branch, PhD

    Rutgers University

    Professor of Sociology

    Senior Vice President for Equity at Rutgers University 

  • Billy Caceres, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD

    New York University School of Nursing

    Professor, Institute for Systems Genetics
    Professor, Department of Genetics
    Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
    Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics

    Headshot of Aravinda Chakravarti.
  • Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research  
    Vice Dean, Strategic and Innovative Research

  • Waverly Duck, PhD

    University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology

    Urban Sociologist

    Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing

    Mary O'Neil Mundinger Professor of Nursing

    Senior Vice President, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Ervin Fox, MD

    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Professor

    Cardiology Consult Rotation, Attending Physician

  • Amadou Gaye, PhD, MSc

    National Human Genome Research Institute

    Staff Scientist

    Headshot of Amadou Gaye.
  • Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of International Nursing (in Psychiatry)
    Associate Dean, Global Health

  • Paule V. Joseph Ph.D, MS, FNP-BC, CTN-B

    National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    Lasker Clinical Investigator

    Headshot of Paule Joseph.
  • Eugenia Millender, PHD, RN, MS, PMHNP-BC, CDE

    Florida State University College of Nursing

    Associate Professor of Nursing and for the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity

  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

    Yale School of Medicine

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
    Founding Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center
    Director, Center for Research Engagement
    Deputy Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
    Director, Pozen-Commwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership
    Associate Dean, Health Equity Research

    Headshot of Marcella Nunez-Smith.
  • Ogedegbe Olugbenda, MD, MPH

    New York University School of Global Public Health

    Professor of Population Health & Medicine, Chief Division of Health & Behavior

    Physician

    Director Center for Healthful Behavior Change in the Department of Population Health at the School of Medicine

  • Daichi Shimbo, MD

    Columbia University Department of Medicine

    Co-Director, Columbia Hypertension Center

    Director, Translational Lab at Columbia

    Director of Cardiovascular Physiology Research, Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Laboratories, Division of Cardiology

    Director of the TRANSFORM (TRaining And Nurturing Scholars FOr Research that is Multidisciplinary)

    Associate Dean of Research Career Development

  • Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Centennial Professor of Health Policy in the Faculty of Nursing  
    Director, Center for Health Policy

  • Yan V. Sun, PhD, MS

    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology

    Headshot of Yan Sun.
  • Vivian Taylor, EdD

    Columbia University School of Nursing

    Associate Dean for Diversity and Cultural Affairs

Support Staff

  • Laura Prescott, MA

    Project Manager

  • Stephanie Potts-Thompson, MPH

    Research Coordinator