The VCU CoHD invites faculty, researchers and students to join as members. The primary purpose of membership is to provide an infrastructure to support the development of health disparities research. If you are interested in membership, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest indicating your experience in minority health disparities (if applicable). All application packets should be sent to Ettora Burrell at

Membership is currently comprised of the following:

Veronica Ayala-Sims, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention
Department of Psychology

Tegwyn Brickhouse, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatric Pedondontics

Greg Buck, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

David P. Chelmow, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Phil Gerk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics

Resa Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

David Lanning, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Richmond

Seth Leibowitz, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pre-Health Sciences Advising
University College

Maghboeba Mosavel, M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Social and Behavioral Health

Shumei Sun, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics

Shawn Utsey, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychology

Timothy York, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics