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 Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) 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

Nadine Barrett, PhD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine and Community Health

Isaretta Riley, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

REACH Equity Stakeholder Advisory Board

Antonio Baines, PhD
Associate Professor
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
North Carolina Central University

Goldie Byrd, PhD 
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest University

Katie Galbraith, MBA, FACHE
Duke Regional Hospital

Major Cynthia Kornegay
Durham County Sheriff’s Department

David Reese, MBA
President and CEO
East Durham Children’s Initiative

Holly Biola, MD
Chief of Family Medicine
Lincoln Community Health Center

Faye Calhoun, PhD
Interim Director
Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise
North Carolina Central University

L’Tanya Gilchrist
Community Health Worker
Durham County Department of Public Health

Allen Mask, MD
Health Team Physician

Pilar Rocha-Goldberg
President and CEO
El Centro Hispano

Roxanne Bryant
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lincoln Community Health Center

Jan Freeman, PsyD
Director of Integrated Care
Rural Health Group

Elaine Hart-Brothers, MD, MPH
Founder & Past Board President, Board Member
Community Health Coalition

Joyce Page, MSPH, MPH
Public Health Education Specialist
Durham County Department of Public Health

Cornell P. Wright, MPA is a REACH Equity Stakeholder Member affiliated with NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Cornell P. Wright, MPA
Executive Director
NC DHHS Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities