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.
Sarah M. Osian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Emma Robertson Blackmore, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Specializes in Psychiatry


Petra Aldridge, M.S.

Erica Guerrido, B.S.
Research Assistant

Cecilia Freer, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

David Monticalvo
Research Coordinator

Carmen Smotherman, M.S.

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