2017 Conference Presentations

Speakers and Presenters listed on this page have given permission for Xavier University of Louisiana and its agents to make their presentation slides, as presented during the 10th Anniversary Health Disparities Conference, available for educational purposes.

Pre-Conference Workshop I
Professional Development for Improved Research Funding

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Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD
Vice President, Office of Faculty Affairs & Development
Meharry Medical College
Marjorie P. Piechowski, PhD
Director Emerita of Research Support, College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Pre-Conference Workshop II
UPR Symposium: Community-Based Participatory Research and Health Disparities: Lessons Learned from an Inter-Professional Capacity-Building Training

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Lourdes E. Soto de Laurido, EdD, MPHE
Professor & Director of Research Institute in Global Health Promotion & Health Education, School of Health Professions
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
Edna Acosta-Perez, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Community Services Center for Evaluation & Sociomedical Research, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus


General Session I & Opening
From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities

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Marsha Broussard, DrPH,
City of New Orleans Health Department
Brian Smedley, PhD
Executive Director
National Collaborative for Health Equity

General Session II
Integrating Access and the Social Determinants of Health

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George C. Hill, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University
Evelyn F. Crayton, EdD, RDN, LDN
Past President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Professor Emeriti, Auburn University
Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh
Executive Vice President & CEO
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Daniel F. K. Sarpong, PhD
Endowed Chair & Director, Center for minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy

General Session IV
Utilizing Big Data to Better Understand Environment-Related Research: Analytics and Genomic Health Disparities

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Michael A. Langston, PhD
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of Tennessee

General Session V
Blue Ribbon Presentations — 10-Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned

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Paul D. Juarez, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Family & Community Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Jackie Sanders Hawkins, MS
Bureau Director
Mississippi State Department of Health
Cassandra E. Dobson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, & Nursing
Lehman College, City University of New York
Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Podium Presentation Session A
Disease Management and Disparities through Interprofessional Relationships

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Mara Aussendorf
Research Assistant
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)
Melody Robinson, MPH
Program Manager, Clinical Transformation
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Joia A. Crear-Perry, MD
Founder & President
National Birth Equity Collaborative

Podium Presentation Session B
Health Services, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health

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Gail D. Brekke, MAAEL, RL
English Faculty, Texas Undergraduate Medical Academy
Prairie View A&M University
Maylott Mulugeta
Health Project Coordinator
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Roslyn Holliday-Moore, MS
Senior Public Health Analyst, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Podium Presentation Session C
Health Maintenance and Prevention in Special Populations

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Amelia F. Robert, MPHc
LSUHSC New Orleans School of Public Health
Samantha Karlin
LSU School of Medicine New Orleans
Shagufta N. Ali, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, McLaren Health Care, Flint Internal Medicine Residency Program
Michigan State University


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