Featured HELI Alumni: Angela Rose Black, PhD

HELI 2013 alumni Angela Rose Black, PhD, was recently profiled as Someone You Should Know by ParentMap! Dr. Black is the founder and CEO of Wisconsin-based organization Mindfulness for the People, a “for-profit, Black-owned social impact entity that is radically re-imagining the mindfulness movement.” Dr. Black spent 15 years in academia researching health and stress … Continue reading

Congratulations to HELI Alum Dr. Jie Chen!

We are delighted to congratulate HELI 2013 alum Jie Chen, PhD, on her recent NIH R01 award! Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health Department of Health Services Administration. She has received a $2.25 million National Institutes of Health RO1 grant to examine system-level care coordination and … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Ashley Munger!

We’re delighted to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Ashley Munger, PhD, on her recent grant award! California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded a $16.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among underserved populations in Los Angeles. Cal State LA is one of 15 recipients of the Local Dental … Continue reading

New Publication by 2015 & 2016 HELI Alumni!

We’d like to share a recently published article by by HELI 2015 alum Anuli Njoku, DrPH, MPH, and HELI 2016 alum Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH. “Developing a Learner-Centered Curriculum for a Rural Public Health Program” is published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. A PDF of the article is available … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá!

Congratulations to Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD, one of our HELI 2016 alumni, on her recent K01 grant award from the NIH! Dr. Quirós-Alcalá is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland, College Park. She is a HELI 2016 alum and her K01 that was recently … Continue reading

PCORI Addressing Disparities Funding Opportunity


The Center would like to alert you to a PCORI funding announcement addressing disparities ~ The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) invites applications for clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to evaluate and compare interventions intended to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Patients, caregivers, and clinicians often lack the appropriate evidence required … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges!

Congratulations to 2015 HELI alum Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, MPH, on her recent Fulbright Senior Specialist Award! Dr. Payne-Sturges is an Assistant Professor in Applied Environmental Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alumni Dr. Valdez & Dr. Ward!

Valdez and Ward

We are delighted to congratulate two HELI alumni & instructors on their recent pilot grant awards from the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) ~ Carmen Valdez, PhD, Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology in the School of Education, HELI 2012, has secured an ICTR Dissemination & Implementation Research Award of $150,000 for 18 … Continue reading

New Health Equity Leadership Institute Publication!

We are proud & excited to share a brand new publication discussing our successful model for the Health Equity Leadership Institute! ‘The Health Equity Leadership institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research,’ is published as an Education Special Communication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, available online as of June 19, … Continue reading

Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Summer Intensive

CCPH Summer Intensive

CCHE would like to alert you to the Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Summer Intensive and inaugural session of Structural Inequality: An On the Ground View coming up August 1-2, 2017 in Durham, NC. The Summer Intensive is intended as a major step in what CCPH Executive Director Alan Richmond hopes will be a … Continue reading