Program Steering Committee
*David Burgess, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology at Boston College
Nelson Aguila, D.V.M. (Program Director)
A Program Director in the Diversity Training Branch (formerly the Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch) at the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. He oversees funding mechanisms such as Predoctoral Fellowships and the Minority Institution/ Cancer Center Partnership program. He is involved in trans-NCI and trans-NIH activities.
Alfred Neugut, M.D. Ph.D.
Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University, Head of Prevention, Control, and Disparities Research for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia, and Co-Director of the Cancer Prevention Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Usha Menon, Ph.D., FAAN, RN
Vice Dean and Professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Arizona State University Pamela Kidd Distinguished Researcher Professor, co-director of the T32: Training in Health Disparities Science program, and former director of the Southwest Consortium for Health Promotion and Behavior Change
Amelie G. Ramirez, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Dielmann Chair in Health Disparities Research and Community Outreach at UTHSCSA and Director of Outreach and Health Care Disparities at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.
Grace Gill Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, Genetics at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Runs Gill Lab at Tufts University School of Medicine where research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate transcription.
Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor in the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, Director of the University of Alabama (UAB) Minority Health and Research Center, and Senior Scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Aging at UAB.
Philip Hinds, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Graduate Programs in Biochemistry and Genetics at Tufts University.