Center for Health Disparities - Education and Training

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Education & Training

Specific Aims

The goals of the Center’s Education & Training Programs are 1. To provide research-training pipeline programs for health-disparities populations to increase their representation in graduate schools and careers in biomedicine and STEM, and 2. To provide educational programs in health disparities for disparities-populations, community members, and healthcare providers to increase their knowledge of health disparities and skills in reducing those disparities.


Virginia Hardy
Dr. Virginia Hardy

Dr. Virginia Hardy
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dr. Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson
Summer Biomedical Research Program 

Education & Training Faculty

Core Faculty

  • Eric Bailey, PhD, MPH: Director, Graduate Certificate in Health Disparities (view bio)
  • Angelo Collins, PhD: Director, ECU Center for STEM Education
  • Lloyd Novick, MD, MPH: Chair, Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine (view bio)
  • Todd Savitt, PhD: Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs, Brody School of Medicine (view bio)
  • Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, PhD: Director, Summer Biomedical Research Program (view bio)

Affiliated Faculty

  • Shaw Akula, Ph.D., MVSC: Microbiology & Immunology
  • Melanie Duffrin, PhD, LDN: Nutrition Science
  • Martha Engelke, PhD: Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, School of Nursing
  • Annette Greer, PhD, RN: Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Health Science Education
  • Monica Webb, Ph.D., MPH: Health Education and Promotion
  • Margaret Wilson, DDS, MBA: Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Dental Medicine

Education & Training Programs