Dr. Hope Landrine (Professor of Public Health and Psychology) is the Director of the Center. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, postdoctoral training in Social Psychology at Stanford University, and postdoctoral training in Cancer Prevention and Control as a National Cancer Institute Fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California Medical School. Prior to joining ECU, she was the Director of Multicultural Research at the American Cancer Society. Her research focuses on neighborhood and sociocultural factors in cancer disparities, and on community-based strategies for reducing health disparities.
View Dr. Landrine's biography at ECU's Department of Public Health.
Dr. Ronny A. Bell, is professor and chair of the department of the Department of Public Health and Co-Director of the Center for Health Disparities at East Carolina University. Formerly, he was professor with tenure of Public health Sciences at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. From 2006-2016, he was director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree in public health nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master's and Doctorate in nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and this Master's in Epidemiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
View Dr. Bell's biography at ECU's Department of Public Health.
Dr. Jimmy Efird (Associate Professor of Public Health) is the Assistant Director of the Center.
View Dr. Efird's biography at ECU's Department of Public Health.
Kevin Mills (MAEd, CRA) is the director of grants development and administration for the center.
Tracy Kono is the Administrative Assistant for the Center. Please direct email and telephone inquiries to her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 252-744-5051.
The Internal Advisory Board is a group of ECU administrators who advise and evaluate the CHD:
The External Advisory Board is a group of external experts in health disparities and directors of health disparities centers who advise and evaluate the CHD: