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.
Emma Robertson Blackmore, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Specializes in Psychiatry


Katryne Lukens Bull, M.P.H.
Research Administrator

Petra Aldridge, M.S.

Carmen Smotherman, M.S.

Erica Guerrido, B.S.
Research Coordinator

David Monticalvo, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

Maria Bautista, MD, M.P.H.
Research Coordinator

Jennifer Thomas, B.A.
Program Assistant

News & Announcements

myIRB submission system coming to Jacksonville in October


The University of Florida Institutional Review Boards have purchased myIRB, a web-based IRB submission system that has been implemented... [full story]

Awards, recognition highlight annual Celebration of Research event


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Kaunitz continues research efforts following receipt of prestigious UF accolade


Andrew Kaunitz, MD, is widely respected in the arena of women’s health. His extensive research in obstetrics and gynecology has b... [full story]

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