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Health Care Disparities Council Charge and Members


The committee’s charge is to identify key areas where disparities in healthcare may exist, including interventions across a variety of factors contributing to disparities both inside and outside of the health care system; participate in planning, implementation, evaluation, training and development opportunities; and support initiatives and activities that promote quality and health outcomes.


Taylor, JuanyceJuanyce Taylor, PhD (Co-Chair)
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
beech,-bettina.jpgBettina Beech, PhD (Co-Chair)
School of Population Health
akanji,-joy.jpgJoy Akanji
Nurse Manager
Employee Health Services
blaudeau,-erick.jpgErick Blaudeau, MD
Associate Professor
SOM - Radiology
bowman,-alana.jpgAlana Bowman
Public Affairs
brown,-meagan.jpgMeagan A. Brown, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
bunton,-dashunda.jpgDashunda R. Bunton, MPA, CHTS-IM
Project Manager II
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Felicia Caples
Health Linkages


Elizabeth Carr, DMD
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry - Dental Hygiene

compretta,-caroline-web.jpgCaroline Compretta, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Preventive Health - Preventive Medicine
franklin,-elizabeth.jpgElizabeth G. Franklin, PhD
Director, Continuing Education
Assistant Professor
School of Health Related Professionals - General Health Professions

Patricia Freeman
Manager, Clinical Outcomes and Analysis
University Transplant Administration

kiihnl,-neal.jpgDavid Neal Kiihnl
Program Manager
School of Medicine - Stroke Program Outreach
mcelwain,-sharon.jpgSharon McElwain
School of Nursing
melton,-derrick.jpgDerrick J. Melton
Director of Ambulatory Operations
University Physicians Orthopaedic Administration

Adrienne Murray
Nursing Quality, Development aqnd Professional Practice


Wilhelmina O'Reilly, DMD
School of Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry

shirley,-terrence.jpgTerrance M. Shirley, MPH
Cancer Research Administrator
UMMC Cancer Institute - Radiology Oncology
sims,-mario.jpgMario Sims, PhD
School of Medicine - Jackson Heart Study
white,-monica.jpgMonica N. White
School of Nursing
williams,_renee.jpgRenèe Williams, PhD, RN, CCE
Professor and Director of Continuing Nursing Education
School of Nursing

Laura Moore (Counsel)
Staff Attorney