Community-Academic Research Network Directory

The Community-Academic Research Network (CAR-Net) is a virtual entity that involves a broad array of community organizations and academic researchers interested in conducting and disseminating collaborative research in the city of Detroit. The goal of this directory is to facilitate information sharing and expand communications about research interests and opportunities. Ultimately, we hope it will assist in creating new linkages and collaborative partnerships between participating academic researchers and community organizations.

See below for the full directory, searchable by research interest, name, title, organization, and/or institution.

The goals of the CAR-Net are to:

  • Facilitate information sharing and expand communications about research interests and opportunities;
  • Develop linkages and collaborative partnerships between academic researchers and community organizations; and
  • Provide capacity building and ongoing support for conducting collaborative research.

Benefits of joining the CAR-Net include:

  • Opportunities to meet and potentially work with community organizations and academic researchers who wish to improve the health and well-being of Detroiters through collaborative research.
  • Access to electronic resources including newsletters, funding opportunities, research findings, and a resource guide that will help academic researchers and community organizations connect.
  • Opportunities to apply for Collaborative Research Grants.
  • Mentoring opportunities with Detroit URC community and academic partners to learn about and receive support for how to engage in collaborative research.
  • Opportunities to participate in workshops and learning institutes aimed at enhancing capacity to conduct collaborative research.
  • Assistance from Detroit URC staff:
    • To connect with other community and/or academic researchers interested in collaborative research;
    • To pursue funding opportunities for collaborative research projects; and
    • To develop communications tools (e.g. fact sheets and policy briefs) for translating and disseminating collaborative research findings.

Being a member of the CAR-Net entails: 

  • Potentially pursuing new community-academic research projects in the city of Detroit aimed at improving health and well-being and reducing health disparities.
  • Posting a profile of your organization or academic background in the CAR-Net Directory.
  • Promoting and/or applying for the Detroit URC’s Small Planning Grants.
  • Participating, as desired, in workshops and learning activities aimed at enhancing capacity to conduct collaborative research.
  • Assisting with providing linkages to other community organizations and/or academic researchers that could be involved in collaborative research partnerships.
  • Encouraging other community organizations and/or academic researchers to explore collaborative research opportunities and participate in Detroit URC workshops and learning activities.
Academic Partners
NameOrganization
A. Oveta Fuller, PhDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Community-Based Participatory Research, Research Translation
Aaron M. Brody, MD, MPHWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Cardiovascular Disease, Health Communication, Health Promotion, Health Management, Access to Care
Amy J. Schulz, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Race & Ethnicity, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Community-Based Participatory Research, Built Environment, Cardiovascular Disease, Urban Health, Health Equity
Andrew HorningUniversity of Michigan College of LS&A
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research
Andrew Jones, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Food Access/Security, Nutrition, Maternal/Child Health, Global Health
Angela Johnson, PhDMichigan Medicine Department of Community Health Services, Program for Multicultural Health
Research Areas: Maternal/Child Health, Mental Health, Qualitative Methods
Angulique Outlaw, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, HIV/AIDS, Community-Based Participatory Research, Disease Prevention, Health Promotion
April Isalski Carcone, PhD, MSW Wayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Adolescent Health, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Health Communication
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research, Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation, Social Networks, Health Disparities
Barbara L. Brush, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research, Aging Populations, Access to Care, Homelessness & Transient Population, Health Disparities
Barry N. Checkoway, PhD, MAUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Community Organizing, Community Development, Policy Advocacy, Community-Based Participatory Research, Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation
Barry Rabe, PhD, MAUniversity of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Research Areas: Climate Change, Policy Advocacy, Policy Analysis and Translation
Bhramar Muckherjee, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Genetics, Environmental Health
Bradley Zebrack, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Cancer, Adolescent & Child Development, Adolescent Health
Brent Cutler Williams, MD, MPH University of Michigan Health System
Research Areas: Healthcare, Health Disparities, Access to Care
Bruce Pietrykowski, PhDUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn
Research Areas: Economic Development, Workforce Development
Carmen Stokes PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNEUniversity of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing
Research Areas: Public Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Nutrition, Obesity
Carol J. Boyd, PhD, RN, FAANUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Areas: Gender Equity, Women's Health, Substance Use, Adolescent Health
Caroline R. Richardson, MDUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Physical Activity, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, eHealth Interventions, Diabetes
Chontay D. Taylor Glenn, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BCUniversity of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing
Research Areas: Education, Substance Use, Healthcare, Adolescent & Child Development, Mental Health, Prison/Incarceration
Chris Coombe, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation, Program Design & Evaluation, Community-Based Participatory Research
Cristina Bares, MS, MSW, MBA, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Social Determinants of Health, Adolescent & Child Development, Adolescent Health
Daniel Vélez Ortiz, PhD, MSWMichigan State University
Research Areas: Mental Health, Aging Populations, Latinx Populations, Immigration, Race & Ethnicity, Integrating Systems of Care, eHealth Interventions
Daphne C. Watkins, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Gender Equity, Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health, African-American/Black Populations
David Córdova, PhD, LLMFTUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Latinx Populations, Prevention, Substance Use, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Health, Community-Based Participatory Research, Qualitative Methods, Health Equity
Dayna J. LePlatte, MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Mental Health, Maternal/Child Health
Deborah A. Ellis, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Family Health, Dissemination and Implementation Science, Ethics
Ebony Reddock PhD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Maternal/Child Health, Program Design & Evaluation
Edith C. Kieffer, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research, Research Translation, Health Disparities, Healthcare, African-American/Black Populations, Latinx Populations
Edward C. Chang, PhDUniversity of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Research Areas: Mental Health, Race & Ethnicity
Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, MBA, MSUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Healthcare, Health Disparities, Disability/Ableism, Aging Populations
Elisabeth R. Gerber, Ph.D.University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Research Areas: Economic Development, Policy Analysis and Translation
Elizabeth J King, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Access to Care, HIV/AIDS, Women's Health, Substance Use, Gender-based Violence
Elizabeth Towner, PhD, MSWayne State University School of Medicine School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Research Center
Research Areas: Research Translation, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, Substance Use, Mental Health, Family Health
Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Food Access/Security, Environmental Health, Social Support, Social Mobility
Enid Rosario-Ramos, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Education
Research Areas: Social Justice, Education
Enrique Neblett Jr., PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: African-American/Black Populations, Adolescent Health, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health, Health Equity
Erica E. Marsh MD, MSCI, FACOGUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Health Disparities, Patient-Centered Research
Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Health Promotion, Adolescent Health, LGBTQ Populations, African-American/Black Populations, Latinx Populations, Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS
Gretchen A. Piatt, PhD, MPH University of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Program Design & Evaluation, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Healthcare, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
Hal Morgenstern, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Access to Care, Environmental Health
Harold W. Neighbors, PhD Michigan State University
Research Areas: Mental Health, African-American/Black Populations, Quantitative Methods
Ioulia Kovelman, PhD University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Adolescent & Child Development, Education
J. Tim Dvonch, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Air Quality & Pollution, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice
Jade Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PCUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Areas: Community Engagement, Community Development, Community Organizing, Community-Based Participatory Research, Access to Care, Health Disparities
James Thomas Fitzgerald, PhDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities, Healthcare, Aging Populations, Diabetes
Jamie Mitchell, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Patient-Centered Research, African-American/Black Populations, Health Communication, Social Determinants of Health, Aging Populations, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Cancer
Jean Wineman, DArchUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Geographic & Spatial Factors, Urban Health, Built Environment
Jeffrey D. Morenoff, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Healthcare, Social Change, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration
Jeffrey Kullgren, MS, MD, MPHU-M Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System
Research Areas: Economic Development, Diabetes, Healthcare, Access to Care, Patient-Centered Research
Jennifer Blesh, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Research Areas: Food Access/Security, Geographic & Spatial Factors, Social Support
Jennifer Jester, PhD University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Research Areas: Adolescent & Child Development, Trauma, Maternal/Child Health, Substance Use
Jerry Davis, PhDUniversity of Michigan Stephen M Ross School of Business
Research Areas: Economic Development, Quantitative Methods
John Ayanian, MD, MPPUniversity of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
Research Areas: Access to Care, Healthcare, Health Disparities, Insurance
John Callewaert, PhDGraham Environmental Sustainability Institute; University of Michigan
Research Areas: Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Environmental Health, Social Change
John Marshall, PhDPenny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Research Areas: Social Networks
Julia A. Wolfson, PhD, MPPUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Nutrition, Obesity, Disease Prevention, Diabetes, Gun Violence, Prevention
Juliette Roddy, PhD, MBAUniversity of Michigan - Dearborn; College of Art, Sciences & Letters
Research Areas: Economic Development, Policy Analysis and Translation
K. Rivet Amico, Ph.D.University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Program Design & Evaluation, Dissemination and Implementation Science, Community Development
Karen E. Peterson, DSc University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Adolescent & Child Development, Program Design & Evaluation, Obesity, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Maternal/Child Health
Karen Kolmodin MacDonell, PhD, MSWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Health Disparities, eHealth Interventions, Health Communication
Katherine Babiak, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Kinesiology
Research Areas: Social Networks
Katie Richards-Schuster, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Community Organizing, Education, Higher Education, Social Justice
Katie Schultz, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Health Promotion
Katrina Ellis, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Family Health, Cancer, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease
Kentaro Toyama, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Research Areas: eHealth Interventions, Community Development, Social Change, Social Justice
Kevin Joiner, PhD, APRN, ANP-BCUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Areas: Diabetes, Health Management, Family Health, Latinx Populations
Lan Deng, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Housing, Community Development
Larissa Larsen, PhD, MLAUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Built Environment, Social Justice, Climate Change
Larry Charleston IV, MD, M.Sc., FAHSUniversity of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Disease Prevention, Health Literacy, Healthcare, Policy Advocacy
Larry M. Gant, PhD, LMSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Economic Mobility, Community Development
Laurie L. Lachance, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Disease Prevention, Health Management, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation
Leah Bricker, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Education
Research Areas: Communications, Youth Development & Engagement
Lesli Hoey, PhD, MRPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Food Access/Security, Policy Advocacy, Policy Analysis and Translation
Lewis Morgenstern, MD University of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Healthcare
Linda Jaber, PharmD Wayne State University
Research Areas: Diabetes, Disease Prevention, Arab American/Middle Eastern Populations
Lisa Lau, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, eHealth Interventions
Lisa Wexler, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Youth Development & Engagement
Lynda Lisabeth, PhD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Latinx Populations
Margaret Dewar, PhD, MCPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Economic Development, Housing, Community Development
Marie S. O'Neill, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Air Quality & Pollution, Climate Change
Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAANUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Patient-Centered Research, Diabetes, Health Management
Martina T. Caldwell, MD, MSUniversity of Michigan Emergency Medicine
Research Areas: Access to Care, Health Equity, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Disease Prevention, Health Literacy
Mary Janevic, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Aging Populations, Health Management
Mary Jo Callan, Ed.D.University of Michigan Ginsberg Center
Research Areas: Higher Education, Economic Development, Community Engagement
Melissa S. Creary, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Bioethics, Health Disparities, Global Health, Race & Ethnicity, Culture and Health
Michael Gordon, PhDUniversity of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Research Areas: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Change
Michael Klinkman, MD, MS University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine
Research Areas: Healthcare, Community-Based Participatory Research
Michele Heisler, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health
Research Areas: Healthcare, Program Design & Evaluation, Health Management, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Latinx Populations
Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS University of Michigan
Research Areas: Mental Health, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Cancer
Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, MS University of Michigan
Research Areas: Physical Activity, Women's Health, Culture and Health
Minal Patel, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Health Communication, Insurance
Mustafa Naseem, MSUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Research Areas: eHealth Interventions, Maternal/Child Health, Global Health
Natalie Sampson, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn
Research Areas: Environmental Justice, Social Determinants of Health, Climate Change, Land Use, Water Quality and Pollution, Health Equity
Nicholas J. Schroeck, JDWayne State University Law School
Research Areas: Environmental Justice, Water Quality and Pollution, Air Quality & Pollution, Transportation
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán, PhD, MA Wayne State University
Research Areas: Latinx Populations, Immigration, Race & Ethnicity
Noel Kulik, PhDWayne State University College of Education
Research Areas: Social Support, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity
Odessa Gonzalez Benson, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Refugees, Community Engagement, Policy Analysis and Translation
Pascal Van Hentenryck, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Data Science
Patricia Deldin, PhDUniversity of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Research Areas: Mental Health
Paul E. Kilgore, MD, MPHWayne State University
Research Areas: Infectious Diseases, Health Disparities, eHealth Interventions
Paul Fleming, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Immigration, Mixed Methods, Reproductive Health, Gender-based Violence, Gender Identity & Norms
Paul J. Draus, PhDUniversity of Michigan - Dearborn
Research Areas: Substance Use, Social Networks
Peter Hammer, PhD, JDWayne State University Law School
Research Areas: Racism, Equitable Development, Housing, Diversity & Inclusion, Economic Development
Peter Lichtenberg, PhDWayne State University
Research Areas: Mental Health, Aging Populations
Phillip Levy, MD, MPHWayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine/Integrative Biosciences Center
Research Areas: Cardiovascular Disease, Health Disparities, Community Engagement
Rafael Meza, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Program Design & Evaluation, Cancer, Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Substance Use, Disease Prevention
Randall Brown, MD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Adolescent Health, Asthma, Environmental Health, eHealth Interventions
Rebecca Cheezum, PhD, MPHOakland University School of Health Sciences
Research Areas: Policy Advocacy, Immigration, Youth Development & Engagement
Rebecca Hasson, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Adolescent Health, Obesity, Environmental Health, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities
Riana Anderson, PhD University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Research Areas: Family Health, Race & Ethnicity, Poverty, Discrimination, Environmental Health
Richard Lichtenstein, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities, Discrimination, Access to Care
Robert M. Anderson, EdD University of Michigan Medical School
Research Areas: Program Design & Evaluation, Patient-Centered Research, Diabetes
Robert Marans, PhD, MUPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Research Areas: Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation, Housing, Urban Health
Rodney A. Hayward, MDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & School of Medicine
Research Areas: Health Communication, Diabetes, Healthcare
Rogério Pinto, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Dissemination and Implementation Science, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases
Roshanak Mehdipanah, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Built Environment, Urban Health, Policy Analysis and Translation, Health Equity, Community Development, Evaluation/Participatory Evaluation
Rubén Martinez, PhD Michigan State University
Research Areas: Race & Ethnicity, Higher Education, Environmental Justice, Latinx Populations, Immigration
Sandra L. Momper, PhD, MSW University of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Substance Use, Mental Health, Health Disparities, African-American/Black Populations, Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations
Sara Dubowsky Adar, ScD, MHSUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Air Quality & Pollution, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Transportation
Sarah E. Kelling, PharmD, MPH, BCACPUniversity of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Research Areas: Access to Care, Education
Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACSUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Health Equity, Disability/Ableism, Discrimination, Gender Identity & Norms, Mixed Methods, Sexual Health
Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, Genetics
Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, PhD, RNUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Aging Populations, Mixed Methods, Race & Ethnicity, Mental Health
Steven Erickson, PharmDUniversity of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Research Areas: Disability/Ableism, Health Informatics, Geographic & Spatial Factors, Healthcare
Stuart Batterman, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & College of Engineering
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Built Environment, Policy Analysis and Translation, Air Quality & Pollution
Susan Goold, MD, MHSA, MAUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & Medical School
Research Areas: Patient-Centered Research, Public Health, Community-Based Participatory Research
Sylvie Naar-King, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: African-American/Black Populations, Adolescent Health, Asthma, HIV/AIDS, Obesity
Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MSUniversity of Michigan Department of Family Medicine
Research Areas: Adolescent & Child Development, Maternal/Child Health, Access to Care, Poverty, Reproductive Health
Tawanna Dillahunt, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Research Areas: Mixed Methods, Environmental Health, Social Change, Economic Development, eHealth Interventions
Terrance Albrecht, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Research Areas: Health Disparities, African-American/Black Populations, Mental Health, Aging Populations, Cancer, Health Communication, Social Determinants of Health
Thomas Robins, MD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Global Health, Mixed Methods, Dissemination and Implementation Science, Air Quality & Pollution
Tiffany C.E. Veinot, PhD, MLSUniversity of Michigan School of Information & School of Public Health
Research Areas: Health Informatics, Health Disparities, Chronic Health, Illness, & Disease, HIV/AIDS, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods
Toby C Lewis, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Asthma, Community-Based Participatory Research, Air Quality & Pollution, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities, Adolescent & Child Development, Adolescent Health
Tony G. Reames, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Research Areas: Technology, Policy Analysis and Translation, Health Equity, Environmental Justice, Race & Ethnicity
Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD University of Michigan College of Literature Science & Art
Research Areas: Mental Health, Adolescent Health
William D. Lopez, MPH, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Areas: Public Health, Immigration, Social Determinants of Health
William Elliott III, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Research Areas: Economic Mobility, Education, Race & Ethnicity, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Policy Analysis and Translation, Adolescent & Child Development
William Herman, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan
Research Areas: Diabetes, Disease Prevention, Healthcare
Yuh-Pey Anne Buu, PhD (Stats), PhD (Ed. Psych)University of Michigan School of Nursing
Research Areas: Quantitative Methods, Health Communication, Health Informatics, Substance Use
Community Partners
NameOrganization
Alkebu-lan VillageMarvis Cofield
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Education
Alternatives for Girls (AFG)Tanisha King, LLMSW
Research Areas: Homelessness & Transient Population, Access to Care, Youth Development & Engagement, Violence Prevention, Education
American Indian Health and Family ServicesChastity Dial
Research Areas: Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Healthcare, Substance Use, Prevention
Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS) Community Health & Research CenterMona Makki, LLP; Madiha Tariq, MPH
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Education, Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Asthma, Cancer
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)Kiddada Green
Research Areas: African-American/Black Populations, Social Support, Maternal/Child Health, Community Organizing, Health Equity
Central City Integrated HealthKimberly Farrow, MD
Research Areas: Mental Health, Housing, Substance Use, Integrating Systems of Care
Chandler Park Conservancy Alex J. Allen
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Education, Youth Development & Engagement, Family Health, Community Development
CLEARCorps DetroitDiane McCloskey
Research Areas: Education, Health Policy, Asthma, Air Quality & Pollution, Family Health, Community-Based Participatory Research, Housing
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) DetroitDelphia Simmons
Research Areas: Built Environment, Housing, Poverty, Homelessness & Transient Population, Violence Prevention
Community & Home Supports, Inc.Nathaniel Warshay
Research Areas: Aging Populations, Disability/Ableism, Housing, Mental Health, Access to Care, Family Health, Substance Use, Homelessness & Transient Population
Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS)Richard Bryce, DO; Felix Valbuena, MD; Ricardo Guzman, LMSW, MPH
Research Areas: Latinx Populations, Access to Care, Healthcare, Community-Based Participatory Research, Social Determinants of Health
Data Driven DetroitErica Raleigh
Research Areas: Data Science, Health Promotion, Poverty, Housing, Education
Detroit Food AcademyJen Rusciano
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Social Support, Nutrition
Detroit Health DepartmentDenise Fair, MPH, FACHE
Research Areas: Public Health, Healthcare, Health Promotion, Air Quality & Pollution, Social Networks, Mental Health, Obesity, Health Literacy, Environmental Health
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC)Angela G. Reyes, MPH
Research Areas: Youth Development & Engagement, Family Health, Community Organizing, Community Development, Education, HIV/AIDS, Violence Prevention, Latinx Populations
Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)Tahirih Ziegler
Research Areas: Housing, Economic Mobility, Economic Development, Social Determinants of Health, Education
Detroit Wayne Mental Health AuthorityJames Kelly, MA, LPC
Research Areas: Mental Health, Disability/Ableism, Substance Use, Adolescent & Child Development, Adolescent Health, Trauma
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ)Leslie Genest
Research Areas: Environmental Justice, Water Access, Water Quality and Pollution, Community Engagement, Community Organizing
Eastside Community NetworkDonna L. Givens
Research Areas: Community-Based Participatory Research, Youth Development & Engagement, Equitable Development
EcoWorksJustin Schott, MS
Research Areas: Community Development, Built Environment, Land Use, Equitable Development
Friends of ParksideZachary Rowe
Research Areas: Adolescent & Child Development, Youth Development & Engagement, Women's Health, Maternal/Child Health, Family Health, Social Determinants of Health
Genesis HopeJeanine Hatcher
Research Areas: Poverty, Youth Development & Engagement, Community Engagement, Health Literacy, Food Access/Security
Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC)Lisa Braddix, MPH
Research Areas: Health Literacy, Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare, Health Equity, Access to Care
Green Door InitiativeDonele Wilkins
Research Areas: Environmental Justice, Workforce Development, Community-Based Participatory Research, Youth Development & Engagement, Community Engagement
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS)Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS; Christine Joseph, PhD
Research Areas: Health Disparities, Race & Ethnicity, Health Equity, Community Development, Education
Institute for Population HealthGwendolyn Daniels
Research Areas: Population Health, Community Engagement, Environmental Health
Interfaith Health and Hope CoalitionRon Beford
Research Areas: Health Promotion, Education, Access to Care, Health Policy, Health Disparities
Jefferson East Inc.Michelle Lee
Research Areas: Housing, Economic Mobility, Economic Development, Environmental Health, Violence Prevention
Joy-Southfield Community Development CorporationDanielle Hilliker
Research Areas: Built Environment, Economic Development, Healthcare, Health Promotion, Housing, Family Health, Youth Development & Engagement
Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED)Mary Carmen Muñoz
Research Areas: Latinx Populations, Education, Mental Health
Latino Family ServicesLidia Reyes-Flores
Research Areas: Latinx Populations, Education, Community Development, Substance Use, Health Literacy, Youth Development & Engagement
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction/Minority Health Section (HDRMHS)Jacquetta Hinton
Research Areas: African-American/Black Populations, Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Latinx Populations, Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, Health Policy, Health Communication, Violence Prevention
Neighborhood Service OrganizationLinda Little
Research Areas: Community Development, Mental Health, Youth Development & Engagement, Disability/Ableism, Violence Prevention, Homelessness & Transient Population, Food Access/Security, Healthcare, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Housing, Social Determinants of Health
Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation, Inc. (SHAR)Dwight Vaughter
Research Areas: Workforce Development, Healthcare, Housing, Substance Use, Trauma
South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc. (SEMII)Euphemia “Sue” Franklin
Research Areas: Native, Indigenous, & Tribal Populations, Diabetes, Food Access/Security, Healthcare, Physical Activity, Substance Use, Veteran's Health, Youth Development & Engagement
Southwest Detroit Community Benefits CoalitionSimone Sagovac
Research Areas: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Land Use, Air Quality & Pollution, Asthma
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SWDEV)Kathy Stott
Research Areas: Air Quality & Pollution, Built Environment, Land Use, Community Organizing, Education, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Housing
The ARC DetroitHenry Johnson
Research Areas:
Urban Neighborhood InitiativesChristine Bell
Research Areas: Violence Prevention, Built Environment, Economic Development, Youth Development & Engagement, Housing, Nutrition