Integrated Disciplines/Collaborators

The goals of these collaborations are: 1) to generate evidence and insights that leads to improvement in the health of the people of Northeast Florida, 2) to disseminate the results of research in the form of scholarly presentations, abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed publications and 3) to prepare and submit grant applications. These collaborative teams work through a process to:

  1. Identify one or more research questions related to health disparities
  2. Develop a research protocol and submit the protocol for IRB review
  3. Pursue one of the following three options:
    • Conduct the research protocol within available resources and produce scholarship
    • Collect preliminary data that can be used to develop grant proposals to conduct further research
    • Seek extramural funding for expansion of the research effort

Image: CHEQR Structure

Current Collaborators

UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville

Jeffrey L. Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida/Neviaser Family Professor in Pediatric Palliative Care
Chief, Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics; Program Director, Community and Societal Pediatrics Fellowship
Specializes in Pediatrics
Phyllis L. Hendry, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Assistant Chair of Research
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics
Madeline M. Joseph, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Chief, Division of Pediatric Bariatrics
Specializes in Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Research Programs/Services
Mobeen H. Rathore, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), CPE, FACPE, FIDSA, FAAP
Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Director, UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES)
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Laila Samiian, M.D., FACS
Assistant Professor
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery
Specializes in Breast Diseases; Surgery; Surgical Oncology
Nipa R. Shah, M.D.
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
Specializes in Family Medicine

UF College of Medicine (Gainesville)

Alyson Hall, PhD - Public Health and Health Professions

Betsy Shenkman, PhD - Health Outcomes and Policy & Institute for Child Health Policy, College of Medicine

I-Chen Huang, PhD - Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Medicine

Carolyn Tucker, PhD - Psychology

Duval County Health Department

Robert Harmon, MD - Duval County Health Department

Aaron Hilliard, PhD - Assistant Director, Duval County Health Department & Environmental Health

Thomas Bryant, MSW - Director, Institute for Health Informatics and Research

Radwan Sabbaugh, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Duval County Health Department

Harvard University

Gregory Sawicki, MD, MPH - Pediatric Pulmonologist & Instructor at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Maria Farris, MD, MPH, PhD - Pediatric Nephrologist, College of Medicine

University of South Florida

Norin Dollard, PhD - Florida Mental Health Institute

Florida A & M University

Cynthia Harris, PhD - Director, Institute for Public Health

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