Community Engagement and Dissemination Core

The overall objective of the Community Engagement and Dissemination Core (CEDC) is to facilitate reciprocal partnerships between community stakeholders, investigators, and Center leaders, in order to enhance the relevance, impact, dissemination and translation of our research into clinical practice.

The CEDC is fully integrated across all cores and research projects, providing ongoing input and support. The CEDC:   

  • Convenes the REACH Equity Community Advisory Board (CAB) to facilitate the active, ongoing engagement of patients, clinical providers, health system leaders, and community stakeholders in all Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity activities.
  • Provides training to stakeholders, center leaders, and investigators to maximize the effectiveness of academic-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Facilitates the dissemination of information about REACH Equity Center projects, cores, and findings to a broad group of stakeholders, including patients, providers, and health system leaders

Core Co-Directors

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Community Advisory Board

Associate Professor, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina Central University
Family Nurse Practitioner, Lincoln Community Health Center
Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest University
Interim Director, Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, North Carolina Central University
Senior Pastor, St. Julia AME Zion Church of Jacksonville, NC
Clinician, Chief Medical Officer, Lincoln Community Health Center
Director of Integrated Care, Rural Health Group (Retired)
Community Health Worker, Durham County Department of Public Health
Executive Director, Community Health Coalition
Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine
Major, Detention Services, Durham County Sheriff Department (Retired)
Public Health Education Specialist, Durham County Department of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke Dept. of Surgery
Leadership, Fatherhood of Durham
Chief Operating Officer, El Centro Hispano