Dr. Anthony Santella is Moving to New Haven!

Anthony J. Santella, DrPH, MPH, will be joining the faculty at the University of New Haven in Connecticut as a tenured, full professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy and the Director of the Doctor of Health Sciences Program in August 2021!

Dr. Santella shares: “I was part of the 2010 inaugural HELI class! Being selected to participate in HELI is a highlight of my academic career. At the time I was a tenure-track Assistant Professor feeling lost, without support, and in dire need of mentorship. As a First-Generation and LGBTQ+ American, I appreciated being around tenure track faculty who were facing similar obstacles to their success.”

Dr. Santella is a public health scientist specializing in infectious disease prevention and control and has interests in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted diseases. His health equity focused and community engaged research helps improve the health and well-being of vulnerable communities including people who are living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS, gender and sexual minorities, justice-involved persons, youth, and people who are experiencing homelessness. His research has been funded by both state and federal government agencies including the New York State Department of Health, NASTAD, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Library of Medicine.  Anthony serves on the Board of Directors and as Board Secretary of The HIV League, a nonprofit organization which provides college scholarships to people living with HIV/AIDS, as an Academic Editor of Plos One, and on the Education Board of the American Public Health Association. He is currently an Associate Professor of Public Health at Hofstra University.

Congratulations Anthony! We’re so proud of how far you’ve come since HELI 2010!

HELI 2021 is Going Virtual!

We’re excited! The UW Health Equity Leadership Institute is going virtual!

HELI 2021 will take place via 3 virtual sessions to occur between May and August.  Each session is designed to inspire and to celebrate achievement while also maintaining our high standard of keeping it real. We are opening up virtual programming to an expanded audience of HELI alumni, prospective HELI Scholars, on- and off campus experts and instructors, and lay members of the public who are curious about what community-academic partnerships are and what health equity scholars do. 

Session 1 will occur on Thursday, May 27th and will feature 3 UW HELI alum and their community partners sharing about their work (see below), why it’s important, and how it may have value in work you do and settings you operate in. Session 1 will be facilitated by HELI 2016 alum Charles Rogers, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Register Now!

Date: Thursday, May 27

Time: 9-10:30am CST

You may view the recording of the event here.

Platform: Zoom webinar

Please join us to learn from three health equity partnerships that are having impact by recognizing and drawing on unique community and academic knowledge and assets, taking action and making change!

  • HELI 2014 alumna Olayinka Shiyanbola, PhD, Associate Professor, UW-Madison School of Pharmacy with Ms. Julia Means, RN, Parish Nurse at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, Milwaukee, and Community Health Ministry Nurse with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee
  • HELI 2016 alum Alvin Thomas, PhD, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology with Mr. Aaron Perry, CEO and Founder of Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association
  • HELI 2018 alumna Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, Assistant Scientist and Postdoctoral Trainee, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health with Sául Juarez Aguilar, ProHealth Care Manager of Care Management, Hispanic Health Resource Center (HHRC) & Shary Pérez Torres, MPH, Health Research Program Coordinator, United Community Center (UCC)

Don’t miss it – Register here!

Questions? Contact heli2021@ictr.wisc.edu.

Faculty Opportunity at UMD College Park

The Department of Family Science in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor to join a dynamic department that includes programs in Family Science, Maternal and Child Health, and Couple and Family Therapy. This faculty member will serve as the Graduate Director, assuming multiple administrative responsibilities for graduate programs including the doctoral programs in Family Science and Maternal and Child Health, and the master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy.

A doctoral degree in Family Science, Maternal and Child Health, social or behavioral science or other relevant discipline is required. At least 1 year of administrative experience in an academic setting or evidence of leadership and administrative experience in a similar capacity required.

View full position details here:

Applicants must apply electronically to https://jobs.umd.edu, faculty section, position 126232. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by May 3, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about this position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Dr. Mia Smith-Bynum at msbynum@umd.edu.

Thank you to HELI Faculty Dr. Sandra Crouse Quinn for sharing!

Epidemiology Faculty Opportunity at Mizzou

The Department of Public Health in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri (MU) – Columbia, seeks applicants for a full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Epidemiology, with research interests in influenza and/or emerging infectious diseases.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD or DrPH in Epidemiology or closely related field; an MD with Epidemiology training will also be considered. An ideal candidate would have prior experience in infectious disease epidemiology, cohort study design, and biospecimen collection. Advanced quantitative data analytical skills are essential.

The tenure home will be the Department of Public Health, where strengths include the following areas: HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Rural Health, and Health across the Life-course.

Find the full position details here.

Applications should be submitted online through the University of Missouri website: https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (search for Job Opening 35916). Along with the online application, please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page summary of research accomplishments along with two pages of future plans, and names/contact information for three references. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Henry Wan (wanx@missouri.edu) and Enid Schatz (schatzej@health.missouri.edu).

Thank you to HELI 2018 alumna Dr. Chenoa Allen for sharing!

UW Madison Campus Leadership Opportunity

Exciting!  UW-Madison is seeking a Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.

This position provides overall leadership with creating a diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others who partner with the university.  The incumbent is responsible for coordinating numerous institutional initiatives, while supervising the key diversity units that comprise the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, a unit with approximately 80 FTE employees and an annual budget of $10 million.

See the position listing for full responsibilities and details.

Applications and nominations must be received by April 9, 2021 to ensure consideration; instructions are included in the position listing.

Please help us share out this opportunity so exceptional scholar leaders with executive administrative prowess and potential can influence UW-Madison operations and the success of all who make contributions to equity, inclusion and diversity – thank you!

Emotional Reparations as Racial Justice Work Keynote

Tune in this Thursday, February 25th to hear HELI 2013 alumna Dr. Angela Rose Black’s keynote at the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) Leadership retreat ~

Emotional Reparations as Racial Justice Work: What’s Mindfulness and Compassion Got to Do With It?
Thursday, February 25th from 2-4:30pm CST

This keynote is intended for cross-racial audiences and highlights the critical intersection between racial justice, emotional reparations, and the utility of mindfulness and compassion in supporting both. Participants will increase their awareness of how self-evaluation and self-regulation tools rooted in mindfulness and compassion can support racial justice work.

Dr. Angela Rose Black is a Thought Leader in mindfulness research, teaching, and practice. Named by Mindful as one of the “10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” and TIME magazine as “The New Mindfulness, ” Dr. Black brings racial justice to mindfulness initiatives, and mindfulness to racial justice initiatives. Training at Tulane University, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, UMass, Stanford, and the Mayo Clinic support her interdisciplinary background in Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Women’s Studies, Public Health, and Mind-Body Medicine.

This keynote is complementary for all current WPHA members and only $25 for non-members.

Register Now!

Learn more about Dr. Black’s social change agency, Mindfulness for the People.

Collaborative for Reproductive Equity Postdoc Opportunity

The Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) in the UW-Madison Department of OB-GYN, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with research interests in reproductive health equity—particularly those relating to abortion and contraception. The position involves a combination of independent research and engagement with current and future CORE projects. The postdoc will work closely with CORE Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, though they will likely be matched with other informal mentors at UW-Madison.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a related field. Candidates should be committed to research transparency, disseminating evidence-based practices, and treating others with respect and dignity.

You can read the compete position description here. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received before March 5, 2021.

Please share with your networks to help attract wonderful candidates!

Michigan Integrated Well-Being and Inequality Program

The Michigan Integrated Well-Being and Inequality (MIWI) Training Program is accepting applications for its 2021-2022 cohort.

The MIWI Training Program is an interdisciplinary methods training program that prepares participating scholars to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with an emphasis on how this intersection relates to health disparities. The program includes an intensive 4-day summer institute in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by ongoing collaboration with a mentorship team. 

MIWI is looking for early career faculty/scientists from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. There is no cost to participate. The program includes an intensive institute, ongoing mentorship, and research network building. They are still working out some details due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on their website and find full application instructions here.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

Questions may be directed to miwitraining@umich.edu.

Thank you to HELI 2010 alumna Dr. Tiffany Green for sharing with us!

Reproductive Health Equity Postdoc Opportunity

Updated 8/4/21: This position has been filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral research associate with research interests in reproductive health equity.

The Research Associate will work closely with HELI 2010 alumna Tiffany Green, PhD, and her team on innovative projects examining the links between health and social policies and environmental factors on racial/ethnic disparities in access to healthcare, birth outcomes and maternal health and wellbeing. See the full position description and application instructions here.

The candidate must have earned a doctorate in Economics, Sociology, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Population Health, Sociology, Medical Geography, or a related quantitative field before starting the position. They must also be proficient with managing large survey and administrative databases and data programming and analysis using SAS or STATA. Finally, the candidate should be committed to research transparency, disseminating evidence-based practices, and treating others with respect and dignity.

Of note, the position is renewable for up to three years and provides support for research and professional development.

Dr. Green is a 2010 HELI alumna and CCHE affiliate. She is happy to answer any questions about the role. We encourage you to circulate this opportunity widely to help her attract good candidates!