CDC Health Equity Indicators

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Subject Matter Experts


Amani Allen, PhD, MPH

Executive Associate Dean 

Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology 

UC Berkeley School of Public Health 


Sharelle Barber, ScD, MPH 

Assistant Professor 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University 


Jonathan Z. Butler, PhD, MDiv

Assistant Professional Researcher

Department of Family and Community Medicine &

The CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy CardiovascUlaR DiseasE

(NURTURE Center) Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco


David Chae, ScD, MA 

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research 

Director, Society, Health and Racial Equity (SHARE) Lab 

Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences 

Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine  


Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN

Assistant Professor 


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing 


Chandra Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS

Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences,

Founding Director, Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health 

Community Health Sciences

Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) 


Allana Forde, PhD, MPH 

Stadtman Investigator  

Epidemiology and Genetics Research 

National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program  


Tracy Hilliard, PhD, MPH 

Director of Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement   

Health Equity & Community Health

Michigan Public Health Institute 


Tené Lewis, PhD, MA

Associate Professor 


Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University  


Mahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS, FAHA 

Associate Professor 


UC Berkeley School of Public Health 


Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, FACC 

Professor, Cardiology 

Morehouse School of Medicine  


Jasmine Opusunju, DrPH, MSEd, MCHES, CPH  

Clinical Assistant Professor 

Director of MPH@Baylor Online   

Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 

Baylor University  


Somava Saha, MD, MPH 

Executive Lead for Well Being in the Nation (WIN) Network 

Vice President, IHI, and Co-Executive Lead for the 100 Million Healthier Lives Initiative   

Community Health/Healthy Equity and Well Being  

Well Being Trust 





Sharon Austin, PhD

Owner and Director at Water’s Edge Consulting   

Good Health and Wellness


Samantha De Leon, PhD


Program Evaluation, Research and Analysis  

New York City Department of Health


Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS


Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention 

LA County Department of Public Health 


Derrick Neal  

Executive Director

Chief Administrator Officer 

Williamson County Cities Health District 


Victoria M. Nielsen, MPH

Epidemiologist II

Office of Statistics & Evaluation

Massachusetts Department of Public Health


James Peacock, MPH, PhD 

Epidemiologist Supervisor Senior 

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division 

Minnesota Department of Health 


Myduc Ta, PhD

Epidemiologist II  

DPH Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit 

Public Health — Seattle & King County


Elizabeth Yoder, MPH

Program Manager 


Clay County Public Health Center