National Advisory Board
The Alliance's work is guided by knowledgeable and experienced advisors who can help it meet its vision. These individuals bring perspective and wisdom to our collective work are being asked to help us. The following members have agreed to serve on the National Advisory Board for the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes.
Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, is Professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and chair of Health Promotion and Development. Dr. Charron-Prochownik has served as an editorial board member and Associate Editor of Diabetes Care, editorial board member of Diabetes Spectrum, member of the Health Care and Education Advisory Group of the ADA Executive Committee, Chairperson of AADE's Research Committee, and is currently a member of ADA's Research & Grant Review Committee. Her research emphasis, evolving from her clinical experience as a pediatric diabetes clinical nurse specialist, is in theory-based studies identifying cognitive/psychosocial predictors of health behavior changes in children and adolescents with diabetes. She has conducted funded research in the areas of instrumentation, program development and evaluation, and survey designs. Dr. Charron-Prochownik is a graduate of Rhode Island College, received a MSN in maternal and child health from Boston College and a PhD in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Giselle Corbie-Smith, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Her research interests are focused on minority health issues, especially access to care and the influence of culture, race, ethnicity, and social class on health. In addition, her clinical work is focused on serving underserved populations in public hospitals or clinics. She currently maintains a clinical practice at a local community health center. Her work focuses on trust and distrust as it impacts participation in research among minorities and the methodological and ethical issues involved in the inclusion of minorities in research. She is currently the Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the patient-specific and investigator-specific factors that influence participation in clinical research. Dr. Corbie-Smith is also Director of the Program on Health Disparities at UNC's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The purpose of this program is to coordinate and enhance disparity research within the Sheps Center and throughout UNC, to build expertise in working with minority communities, and to improve collaboration and communication with minority-serving institutions in North Carolina and the nation.
José Escarce, MD, PhD (CHAIR), is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has served on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care and the National Research Council's Panel on Hispanics in the U.S.; and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Services Research. His research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, immigrant health, provider and patient behavior under economic incentives, technological change in medicine, and the impact of health care market structure on costs and quality. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has an A.M. in physics from Harvard University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the latter in health economics, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Leonard Jack, Jr., PhD, MSc, is the Endowed Chair of Minority Health Disparities, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Center for Minority Health, Health Disparities, Research and Education, and professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Services at the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Jack is well known for his research related to health disparities and equity, in particular the social and cultural influences on health and disease. His additional research interests include disease management, psychosocial interventions, men's health, diabetes prevention and control, and community based intervention research. He is a leader in a number of national organizations including the Society for Public Health Education. Dr. Jack is a graduate of Virginia State University and holds an MSc and PhD in Health Education from Pennsylvania State University.
James W. Krieger, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section Public Health - Seattle and King County. Dr. Krieger is one of the country's leaders in public health and medicine who has focused his work on innovative applications that are community based and community focused. His work is at the interface between theory and practice. He is a leader of the REACH Project in Seattle-King County, was the Director of the Allies Against Asthma Seattle-King County site, and is a Co-Convener for the King County of the Kellogg Foundation Food and Fitness Initiative. His research interests include community health assessment, community-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention, community-researcher collaboration, asthma health services research, and housing and health. He received his medical degree, and also completed his internship and residency from the University of California, San Francisco, California.
Kelly Moore, MD, is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, and currently a Visiting Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's REACH U.S. Center for Excellence for Elimination of Disparities (CEED) of the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Health. Dr. Moore spent the last 5 years with the Indian Health Service (IHS) as a Clinical Consultant with the IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With 20 years of experience in the Indian Health Service in American Indian communities in Montana, Utah, Arizona, and Washington, she also serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health and the Chair of the American Indian/Alaska Native Work Group of the National Diabetes Education Program. She is a retired Captain in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her research interests include urban Indian health and childhood type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Sara Rosenbaum, JD is Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health. She also holds an appointment as Professor of Health Care Sciences at the GWU School of Medicine and Law, and is the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research. Professor Rosenbaum's research focuses on the many ways in which the law intersects with the nation's health care and public health systems, with a particular emphasis on civil rights, quality of care, insurance coverage and managed care. She is co-author of Law and the American Health Care System, a widely used health law textbook. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her Juris Doctor, Boston University School of Law.