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CHER Chicago Team


Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, Operations Staff, and Community Partners

Director of the Institute for Minority Health, Research Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Martha Daviglus, MD, PhD

Contact Multi-Principal Investigator

Associate Vice Chancellor for Community-Based Practice, Director of the University of Illinois Cancer Cente

Robert A. Winn,
MD

Multi-Principal Investigator

Professor and Director, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Jesus Ramirez-Valles, PhD

Multi-Principal Investigator

Director, OCERIS, University of Illinois Cancer Center, and Instructor, Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health

Karriem S. Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH

Co-Lead

Research Scientist, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration Department, UIC School of Public Health

Sage Kim,
PhD

Co-Lead

Research Specialist at Institute for Minority Health Research

Cecilia Castro-Diehl,
MD,

Center Director

Research Associate II at Institute for Minority Health Research

Jasmin Sanchez,
MPH

Center Coordinator

Co-Director, Recruitment, Retention and Community Engagement Program, Associate professor of Nursing at the UIC College of Nursing

Phoenix
Matthews,
PhD

Co-Lead

Chancellor Emerita and Professor of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Paula
Allen-Meares,
PhD

Co-Lead

Professor of Medicine, Dean for Faculty Affairs at The University of Chicago

Karen E.
Kim,
MD

Co-Lead

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago

Angela
Odoms-Young,
PhD

Co-Lead

Associate Professor in the Health Systems Science Department, College of Nursing, at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Wendy
Bostwick,
PhD, MPH

Co-Lead

Associate Director Community Engagement OCEAN HP

Angela
Ellison,
MS.Ed.

Co-Lead

Director, Diet and Behavior Shared Resource (DBSR), Assistant Professor in the Division of Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics of the Department of Medicine in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Lisa Tussing-Humphreys,
PhD, MS, RD

Principal Investigator

Associate Director, Cancer Research Enhancement and Education, Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at College of Medicine

Paul Grippo,
PhD

Co-Investigator

Research Scientist, Assistant Professor, UIUC School of School of Social Work

Rosalba Hernandez,
PhD

Principle Investigator