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Our Team

We are highly committed change agents. We are working to make healthcare institutions more equitable, communities more engaged, and health policies and practices more effective so as to eliminate disparities in health and healthcare in Baltimore, the United States, and the world. 

We practice values critical to achieving health equity: trustworthiness, respect, collaboration, integrity, innovation, rigor, and social justice.  We have approximately 40 core faculty and 20 staff, and our experience spans upwards of 30 years of innovative research and practice.  Among us are preeminent scholars dedicated to identifying practical, effective solutions to achieve health equity for every person and family, across healthcare settings and communities, in partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations, and academia.


Our faculty includes health professionals and public health scientists from multiple scientific disciplines who conduct groundbreaking research and lead award-winning educational programs.


Our staff are professionals trained in research program operations, management, administration, data collection and analysis, and health communication.


We train medical, nursing, allied health and public health professionals to study and reduce health disparities.

Community Advisory Board

The Center’s work is guided by a community advisory board made up of patients, community leaders, activists, health professionals, and public health officers.

Advisory Board

A diverse collection of advisory members bring decades of experience from academia, research, healthcare, foundations, business, and as illness survivors, guides and partnerships and identifies fundraising resources.


We are grateful for valuable partnerships with various non-government organizations, healthcare / health system partners, higher education, businesses, and financial supporters.

"When every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential. We achieve health equity by eliminating avoidable, unfair, or remediable health differences among populations, whether defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically."

— World Health Organization (WHO)