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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Members

Committee Chairperson

Paul Juarez, PhD
Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Director, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry
Meharry Medical College
Term Ends: 01/2019

Committee Members

Veronica G. Parker, PhD
Director, Center for Research on Health Disparities
School of Nursing, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Term Ends: 07/2022

Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD
Associate Editor, MedCrave Online Journal of Public Health
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Consultant, Great Lakes Tribal EpiCenter
Term Ends: 12/2020

Gregory Maddox, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle, WA  
Term Ends: 12/2020

Cynthia Mojica, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Term Ends: 01/2019

Sela V. Panapasa, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Program for Research on Black Americans
Research Center for Group Dynamics
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Term Ends: 05/2020

Rea Pañares, MHS
Senior Advisor
Prevention Institute
Oakland, CA
Term Ends: 11/2018

Beverly Patchell, PhD, APRN, PMH
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Term Ends: 12/2020

Isabel Scarinci, PhD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Term Ends: 01/2019

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, Program for Research on Men’s Health
Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
Term Ends: 01/2019

Winston Wong, MD, MS, FAAFP
Medical Director, Community Benefit
Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Term Ends: 12/2020

Designated Federal Officer

Violet Woo, MS, MPH
Data Policy Lead, OMH Division of Policy and Data
Designated Federal Officer

Last Modified: 11/1/2018 12:25:00 PM