Faculty and Staff

Center for Health Equity and Quality Research works with researchers interested in health equity across disciplines, departments, colleges and universities. The faculty below are conducting research with CHEQR to better understand and reduce health and health care disparities.


Lori A. Bilello, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.H.S.
Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Center for Health Equity and Quality Research
Sunita Dodani, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dale F. Kraemer, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
William C. Livingood Jr., Ph.D.
Sean E. Lynch, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.W.
Research Assistant Professor
Sarah M. Osian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
David L. Wood, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Center for Health Equity and Quality Research; Program Director, COM International Medical Education Programs; Medical Director, Jacksonville Health and Transition Services
Specializes in Pediatrics


Ryan Butterfield, M.Ph.H., Dr.PH(c)

Mark Fafard, B.A.
Research Assistant

Erica Guerrido, B.S.
Research Assistant

Cecilia Freer, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

Collisa Mahin, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

Carmen Smotherman, M.S.

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