Investigators

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Principal Investigators

Nancy J. Cox, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine Director, Division of Genetic Medicine Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Genetics

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Maria F. Lima, PhD

Meharry Medical College

Dean and Professor, School of Graduate Studies and Research

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Roy E. Weiss, MD, PhD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine

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Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD MSCI

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Associate Professor of Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College

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Investigators

Diane Haddad, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

General Surgery Resident and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Jacquelyn Pennings, PhD

Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences; Department of Biostatistics

Biostatistician

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Siddharth Pratap, PhD

Meharry Medical College

Assistant Professor and Director, Bioinformatics

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Jacob L. McCauley, PhD

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Associate Professor of Human Genetics & Pathology
Director of the Center for Genome Technology, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

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Joshua Denny, MD, MS, FACMI

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Director of Center for Precision Medicine

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Ahmet Cakmak, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Staff Scientist, Biomedical Informatics

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Cosmin (Adi) Bejan, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics

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Deepthi Puram, MBA

University of Miami

Senior Software Engineer

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Derek M. Griffith, PhD.

Vanderbilt University

Director of the Center for Research on Men's Health and Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society

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Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

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Julian Laverde, BA

University of Miami

Project Manager - Implementation Core

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Jabari S. Ichimura, BS

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Project Coordinator - Administrative Core

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Sarah C. Stallings, PhD

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Project Lead - Administrative Core; Senior Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Sarah T. Bland, MBA, MPH

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Manager - Administrative Core

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Pamela Hull, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Sunil Kripalani, MD MSc SFHM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Carolyn Szetela, PhD

Meharry Medical College

Associate Professor, Department of Professional and Medical Education

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Marino Bruce, PhD MSRC MDiv CRC

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Associate Director of the Center for Research on Men's Health and Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Health and Society

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David W. Haas, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine Meharry Medical College
Associate Director, Tennessee Center for AIDS Research

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Fernando Villalta, PhD

Meharry Medical College

Chair and Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

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William K. Scott, PhD

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Training, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

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Katherine Walz, PhD

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Director for the Division for Models of Human Disease at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

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Hector F. Myers, PhD

Vanderbilt University

Professor of Medicine, Health and Society; Professor of Psychology

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Bettina M. Beech, DrPH MPH

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dean, Bower School of Population Health; Professor, Population Health Science, Pediatrics and Family Medicine

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J. Sunil Rao, PhD

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Professor and Director of the Divisoin of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences

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Erin N. Kobetz, PhD MPH

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Senior Associate Dean of Health Disparities, Associate Director - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Melinda C. Aldrich, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Thoracic Surgery

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Lea Karatheodoris Davis, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine

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Leah R. Alexander, PhD MPH

Meharry Medical College

Assistant Professor, Graduate Studies and Research

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Emily K. Cornish, MPH

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Director

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Natasha Schaefer-Solle, PhD RN

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Population Health and Computational Medicine, Department of Medicine

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Douglas Conway, MA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Manager - Biospecimen and Clinical Data Core

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Nicholas Tsinoremas, PhD

University of Miami

Center Director, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Computer Science

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Brendaly Rodriguez, MA

University of Miami

Project Manager - Consortium Core

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Vivian Yeh, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Manager - Implementation Core

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Alecia M. Fair, DrPH

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Project Manager - Training & Mentoring Core; Research Assistant Professor

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Ilse Duarte, MS

University of Miami

Project Manager - Administrative Core; Director of Research Support

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Victoria B. Mitrani, PhD

University of Miami Miller School Medicine

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

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Sonjia Kenya, EdD MS MA

University of Miami

Director, Community Health Programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity

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Stephania T. Miller-Hughes, PhD MS MSCI

Meharry Medical College

Associate Professor

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