NMRI Community/Faith Based Research Subgroup


This subgroup is comprised of researchers conducting studies in community and faith-based settings. Although its aims will evolve, the basic purpose of the subgroup is to provide a forum to dialogue, share resources, and engage in collaborative writing and research projects. If you are interested in joining the subgroup please email Winnie Martinez. Must be a NMRI member or have attended a NMRI meeting in the past 3 years.

Subgroup Members

NMRI Community/Faith Based Research Bios (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Chair of Subgroup

Brandi Franklin, Ph.D. University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Name Affiliation
Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Shirley Blanchard, Ph.D. Creighton University
LaPrincess Brewer, M.D. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Chimene Castor, Ed.D. Howard University
Deidra Crews, M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mayra Estrella, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
Celeste Farr, Ph.D. Oakland University William Beuamont School of Medicine
Diana Grigsby-Toussaint
Eunice Hamilton, Ph.D. South University
Cherise Harrington, Ph.D. George Washington University
Rosalba Hernandez, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alethea Hill, Ph.D. University of South Alabama
Sula Hood, Ph.D. Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Gayenell Magwood, Ph.D. Medical University of South Carolina
Anita Norwood, Ph.D. University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rocio Pereira, M.D. University of Colorado School of Medicine
Zandra Pinnix
Bridgett Rahim-Williams, Ph.D. Bethune-Cookman University
Jeannine Skinner, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Sharon Smith, Ph.D. Point Loma Nazarene University
Carolyn Tucker, Ph.D. University of Florida
Amy Waterman, Ph.D. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Fern Webb, Ph.D. University of Florida
Lovoria Williams, Ph.D. Augusta University
Gina Wingood

Ad Hoc Member

Michele Barnard, Ph.D. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH