Planning Committee

The 2019 Planning Committee members listed are part of the Scientific Program, Greenwood Award, and Abstract Committees.

Planning Committee Chairs

Principal Investigator / Chair

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Morehouse School of Medicine

Program Manager

Kimberly Lawson, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine

RTRN Communications Director

Traci Hayes, MBA, DrPH
Jackson State University

Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Daniel F.K. Sarpong, PhD
Xavier University of Louisiana

Paul B. Tchounwou, PhD
Jackson State University

Richard Yanagihara, MD, MPH
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Abstract Committee Chair

Richard J. Noel, Jr., PhD
Ponce Health Sciences University

Abstract Committee Co-Chairs

Guadalupe X. Ayala, PhD, MPH
San Diego State University

Julie Ann Baldwin, PhD
Northern Arizona University

Adriana Campa, PhD, RD, MBA
Florida International University

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Deepak Kumar, PhD
North Carolina Central University

David D. Lo, MD, PhD
University of California Riverside

Priscilla Pemu, MD, MSCR
Morehouse School of Medicine

Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine

Daniel F.K. Sarpong, PhD
Xavier University of Louisiana

Bruce Shiramizu, MD
University of Hawaii

Greenwood Award Chair

Richard Yanagihara, MD, MPH
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Greenwood Award Co-Chairs

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, PhD
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Shafiq A. Khan, PhD
Clark Atlanta University

Robert A. Kirken, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso

Deepak Kumar, PhD
North Carolina Central University

Maria Lima, PhD
City University of New York

William M. Southerland, PhD
Howard University

Mary-Jo Trepka, MD, MSPH
Florida International University

Clayton Yates, PhD
Tuskegee University

Hongtao Yu, PhD
Morgan State University