The Detroit URC Board is comprised of representatives from community-based organizations in Detroit, the Detroit Health Department, and Henry Ford Health System, as well as faculty representatives from the University of Michigan Schools of Public Health, Social Work and Nursing. The Board is responsible for identifying priorities of the Detroit URC, and for overseeing the development of new community-based participatory research projects and related activities. Members of the Board are also referred to as partners of the Detroit URC partnership. Each of our affiliated partnerships and projects is directed by a Steering Committee that consists of representatives from the Detroit URC Board, and may also have additional community organizations represented as needed and appropriate, based on the focus of the affiliated partnership.

Detroit URC Board - Organizations & Representatives:

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Amy Schulz, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
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Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Angela G. Reyes, Executive Director

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Barbara Israel, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education and Principal Investigator/Director Detroit URC

University of Michigan School of Nursing
Barbara L. Brush, Professor and Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Term Clinical Professor, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership

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Detroit Health Department
Denise Fair, Chief Public Health Officer, Detroit Health Department

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Eastside Community Network
Donna L. Givens, President & CEO

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University of Michigan School of Public Health
Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education and Associate Director, Detroit Academic-Community Urban Research Center

Gwendolyn Daniels

Institute for Population Health
Gwendolyn Daniels, Chief Executive Officer

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Henry Ford Health System (HFHS)
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer

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Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Leslie Genest, Strategy and Administration Director

Lidia Reyes-Flores

Latino Family Services
Lidia Reyes-Flores, Executive Director

Linda Little

Neighborhood Service Organization
Linda Little, President & CEO

University of Michigan School of Public Health
Marie O'Neill, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences and Professor, Epidemiology, U-M SPH

Richard Bryce

Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc.
Richard Bryce, Chief Medical Officer

University of Michigan School of Social Work
Rogério Pinto, Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Zachary Rowe

Friends of Parkside
Zachary Rowe, Executive Director

Emeritus Board Members


Edie Kieffer, Professor Emerita of Social Work


J. Ricardo Guzman, Executive Consultant for Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc. (Retired Chief Executive Officer)

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Richard Lichtenstein, Emeritus SJ Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Associate Professor, Health Management, U-M SPH

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Sheilah Clay, President, Purposeful Consulting, LLC