Brock Scholars

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌In accordance with its vision and mission, the Brock Institute for Community and Global Health invites scholars from all over the country who are doing work that inspires new and innovative ways to decrease health disparities and increase cultural competency. The information shared at these events will help inform others of our collaborative strategies to improve the health of Hampton Roads.

Past Brock Scholars:

 

170510 Utumatwishima HeadshotMay 10, 2017

Jean Nepo Utumatwishima, MD, MPH

Visiting Physician, Section on Ethnicity and Health, DEOB, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Rebuilding the Rwandan Health Care System: The Role of Community Health Workers, Community Health Insurance and the Struggle of Medical Training and Retention"

170510 Sumner HeadshotMay 10, 2017

Anne Sumner, MD

Senior Investigator, Chief, Section of Ethnicity and Health, National Institutes of Health

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Effects of Stress on the Cardiometabolic Health of Immigrants"

 

 

170426 Ibrahim HeadshotApril 26, 2017

Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, MBA

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Director, Philadelphia Center of Innovation for HEalth Equity and Research

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Racial Variation in Health Care: The Case of Joint Replacement Utilization"

 

 

170419 Martin HeadshotApril 19, 2017

Marcus Martin, MD

University VP and Chief Officer for Diversity, University of Virginia

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care"

 

 

170412 Gardner HeadshotApril 12, 2017

Kevin Gardner, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Exploring Molecular Linkages to Modifiable Risk in Breast Cancer"

 

 

170411 SouthPaul HeadshotApril 11, 2017

Jeannette South-Paul, MD

Andrew W. Mathieson Chair, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

In Collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine

"Comprehensive Care for our Community and Ourselves"

 

 

170405 Acosta HeadshotApril 5, 2017

David Acosta, MD

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine and EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Latino Health and Health Care Disparities"

 

 

170323 Dantas HeadshotMarch 23, 2017

Jaya Dantas, PhD, FPHAA

Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of International Health, Curtin University, Western Australia

In Collaboration with the EVMS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

"Gender, Health Inequities, and the Social Determinants: Using Rights Based Participatory Research to Study Reiliency and Empowerment Among Refugee Women"


170228 Winne HeadshotFebruary 28, 2017

Mark Winne

Senior Advisor, Center for a Livable Future

In Collaboration with The American Heart / Stroke Association

"Public Health at the Food System Crossroad: Where Do We Go From Here?"


 

 

161101 Ouslander HeadshotNovember 1, 2016

Joseph Ouslander, MD, MPH

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs, Chair, Department of Integrated Medical Science, Florida Atlantic University

In Collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine

"Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits from Skilled Nursing Facilities"

 

 

September 7, 2016

Bruce Waldholtz, MD

American Cancer Society, Board of Directors - South Atlantic Division; Immediate Past Chair

In collaboration with EVMS Internal Medicine

"Saving Lives: What Medical Schools and Communities can do to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates"

 

  

Headshot Nehal MehtaJuly 25, 2016

Nehal Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA

Section Chief - Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Disease; Lasker Clinical Research Scholar; National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NIH)

In collaboration with EVMS Dermatology

"Translational Studies of Human Psoriasis and Cardiometabolic Disease"

 

 

 

April 27, 2016

Ahmed Reja, MD (Hons), CSIM, MPhil

President, Ethiopian Diabetes Association; Chair, International Diabetes Federation, Africa Region

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Burden & Challenges of Diabetes in Africa with Emphasis on Ethiopia"

 

  

April 13, 2016

Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor, Population Health and Medicine; Director, Center for the Study of Asian American Health, New York University School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Advancing Health Equity for Asian Immigrant Communities in New York City"

 

 

April 5, 2016

Olugbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH

Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Director, Division of Health and Behavior, New Yourk University School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Current Trends in Health Disparities Research"

 

 

February 17, 2016

Anne Sumner, MD

Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine & EVMS Internal Medicine

"Moving Beyond A1C to Detect Glycemia in African Descent Populations"

 

 

 

 

‌January 13, 2016

Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Mental Health Summit - Held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

"The Promise of Transforming Services for Individuals Experiencing Early Psychosis"

 

‌January 13, 2016

Courtenay M. Harding, PhD

Vice Chair of the Board, Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Mental Health Summit - Held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

"From Stabilization and Maintenance to Rehabilitation and Recovery: Hope for People Who Stay Long in the System"

 

 

November 10, 2015‌

Rexford Anson-Dwamena, MPH

Epidemiologist, GIS Spatial Analyst, Virginia Department of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Graduate Program in Public Health

"Place Matters -- Addressing the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in Virginia"

 

 

 

September 29 - October 1, 2015‌

Thomas Gill, MD

Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology

"Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age"

 

 

 

‌May 5, 2015‌

Louis Sullivan, MD

President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine and Former Secretary of Health and Human Services

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion and EVMS Internal Medicine

"The Long Journey to Health Equity"

 

  

February 19, 2015‌

Robert Fullilove, EdD

Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs at Columbia University

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"From Freedom Ride to Ferguson: Law, Order and Community Health"

 

 

 February 12, 2015‌

Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD

Professor and Chief, Inaugural William Tate Graham Professor of Neonatal Medicine

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Transfer of Microbiomes from Mother to Child in Delivery and Care"

 

 

 January 28, 2015‌

Harriet Washington, MS

Award-winning Medical Ethicist and Writer

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Ethics, Ebola, and History"

 

December 4, 2014‌

Sister Rita Thomas

Former CEO of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

In collaboration with EVMS Diversity and Inclusion

"Leadership and Social Justice"

 

 

 

September 20, 2014‌

Michael Stevens, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

In collaboration with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Physicians for Peace

“Global Health Outreach, Education & Research in Rural Honduras: The GH2DP Model”

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2014‌

Catherine deVries, MD, MS

Professor of Surgery and Public Health, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Director, University of Utah Center for Global Surgery

In collaboration with EVMS Urology

“Innovations in Global Surgery”

 

 

July 23, 2014‌

Robert Rosenheck, MD

Director of the Division of Mental Health Services and Outcomes Research, Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health

Mental Health Summit - Held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

“Measuring Mental Health Care Performance: Promises and Pitfalls”

 

 

 

July 23, 2014‌

Heyward Donigan, MD

Advisor, Donigan Consulting; EVMS Board Member

IMental Health Summit - Held in collaboration with EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

“The Future of Healthcare: Without Mental Health There Will Be No Physical Wellbeing”

 

 

 

May 22, 2014

Serigne Gueye, MD

Professor of Urology, University of Cheikh Anta Diop; Head of Urology, Grand Yoff General Hospital in Dakar in Senegal

In collaboration with EVMS Urology

“International Collaboration: Developing Meaningful Partnerships that Build Capacity”

 

 

January 15, 2014

Anne Sumner, MD

Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health

In collaboration with EVMS Family and Community Medicine & EVMS Internal Medicine

"Health Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease"

"Increasing Diversity – Decreases Disparity"

 Click here to find out more about Dr. Sumner's research.

 

 

November 18, 2013

‌Louis F. Rossiter, PhD

Research Professor, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, The College of William & Mary

Medicaid Expansion: Yes or No?”

 

 

 

 

November 18, 2013

Sheldon M. Retchin, MD, MSPH

Ruth and Seymour Perlin Professor of Medicine and Health Administration, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, VCU; CEO, VCU Health System  

Medicaid Expansion: Yes or No?”