Community-Academic Research Network Directory

The Community-Academic Research Network (CAR-Net) is a virtual entity that involves a broad array of community organizations and academic researchers interested in conducting and disseminating collaborative research in the city of Detroit. The goal of this directory is to facilitate information sharing and expand communications about research interests and opportunities. Ultimately, we hope it will assist in creating new linkages and collaborative partnerships between participating academic researchers and community organizations.

See below for the full directory, searchable by research interest, name, title, organization, and/or institution.

The goals of the CAR-Net are to:

  • Facilitate information sharing and expand communications about research interests and opportunities;
  • Develop linkages and collaborative partnerships between academic researchers and community organizations; and
  • Provide capacity building and ongoing support for conducting collaborative research.

Benefits of joining the CAR-Net include:

  • Opportunities to meet and potentially work with community organizations and academic researchers who wish to improve the health and well-being of Detroiters through collaborative research.
  • Access to electronic resources including newsletters, funding opportunities, research findings, and a resource guide that will help academic researchers and community organizations connect.
  • Opportunities to apply for Collaborative Research Grants.
  • Mentoring opportunities with Detroit URC community and academic partners to learn about and receive support for how to engage in collaborative research.
  • Opportunities to participate in workshops and learning institutes aimed at enhancing capacity to conduct collaborative research.
  • Assistance from Detroit URC staff:
    • To connect with other community and/or academic researchers interested in collaborative research;
    • To pursue funding opportunities for collaborative research projects; and
    • To develop communications tools (e.g. fact sheets and policy briefs) for translating and disseminating collaborative research findings.

Being a member of the CAR-Net entails: 

  • Potentially pursuing new community-academic research projects in the city of Detroit aimed at improving health and well-being and reducing health disparities.
  • Posting a profile of your organization or academic background in the CAR-Net Directory.
  • Promoting and/or applying for the Detroit URC’s Small Planning Grants.
  • Participating, as desired, in workshops and learning activities aimed at enhancing capacity to conduct collaborative research.
  • Assisting with providing linkages to other community organizations and/or academic researchers that could be involved in collaborative research partnerships.
  • Encouraging other community organizations and/or academic researchers to explore collaborative research opportunities and participate in Detroit URC workshops and learning activities.
Academic Partners
NameOrganization
A. Oveta Fuller, PhDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Aaron M. Brody, MD, MPHWayne State University School of Medicine
Amy J. Schulz, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Andrew HorningUniversity of Michigan College of LS&A
Andrew Jones, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Angela Johnson, PhDMichigan Medicine Department of Community Health Services, Program for Multicultural Health
Angulique Outlaw, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
April Isalski Carcone, PhD, MSW Wayne State University School of Medicine
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Barbara L. Brush, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Barry N. Checkoway, PhD, MAUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Barry Rabe, PhD, MAUniversity of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Bhramar Muckherjee, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Bradley Zebrack, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Brent Cutler Williams, MD, MPH University of Michigan Health System
Bruce Pietrykowski, PhDUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn
Carmen Stokes PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNEUniversity of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing
Carol J. Boyd, PhD, RN, FAANUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Caroline R. Richardson, MDUniversity of Michigan
Chris Coombe, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Cristina Bares, MS, MSW, MBA, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Daniel Vélez Ortiz, PhD, MSWMichigan State University
Daphne C. Watkins, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
David Córdova, PhD, LLMFTUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Dayna J. LePlatte, MDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Deborah A. Ellis, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Ebony Reddock PhD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Edith C. Kieffer, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Edward C. Chang, PhDUniversity of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, MBA, MSUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Elisabeth R. Gerber, Ph.D.University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Elizabeth J King, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Elizabeth Towner, PhD, MSWayne State University School of Medicine School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Research Center
Emily Nicklett, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Enid Rosario-Ramos, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Education
Erica E. Marsh MD, MSCI, FACOGUniversity of Michigan
Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Gretchen A. Piatt, PhD, MPH University of Michigan Medical School
Hal Morgenstern, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Harold W. Neighbors, PhD Michigan State University
Ioulia Kovelman, PhD University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
J. Tim Dvonch, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Jade Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PCUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
James Thomas Fitzgerald, PhDUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Jamie Mitchell, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Jean Wineman, DArchUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Jeffrey D. Morenoff, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Jeffrey Kullgren, MS, MD, MPHU-M Center for Clinical Management Research, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System
Jennifer Blesh, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Jennifer Jester, PhD University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Jerry Davis, PhDUniversity of Michigan Stephen M Ross School of Business
John Ayanian, MD, MPPUniversity of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
John Callewaert, PhDGraham Environmental Sustainability Institute; University of Michigan
John Marshall, PhDPenny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
Julia A. Wolfson, PhD, MPPUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Juliette Roddy, PhD, MBAUniversity of Michigan - Dearborn; College of Art, Sciences & Letters
K. Rivet Amico, Ph.D.University of Michigan School of Public Health
Karen E. Peterson, DSc University of Michigan School of Public Health
Karen Kolmodin MacDonell, PhD, MSWayne State University School of Medicine
Katherine Babiak, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Kinesiology
Katie Richards-Schuster, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Katie Schultz, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Katrina Ellis, PhD, MPH, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Kentaro Toyama, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Kevin Joiner, PhD, APRN, ANP-BCUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Lan Deng, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Larissa Larsen, PhD, MLAUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Larry Charleston IV, MD, M.Sc., FAHSUniversity of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Neurology
Larry M. Gant, PhD, LMSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design
Laurie L. Lachance, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Leah Bricker, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Education
Lesli Hoey, PhD, MRPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Lewis Morgenstern, MD University of Michigan Medical School
Linda Jaber, PharmD Wayne State University
Lisa Lau, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Lynda Lisabeth, PhD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Margaret Dewar, PhD, MCPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Marie S. O'Neill, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, FAANUniversity of Michigan Medical School
Martina T. Caldwell, MD, MSUniversity of Michigan Emergency Medicine
Mary Janevic, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Mary Jo Callan, Ed.D.University of Michigan Ginsberg Center
Melissa S. Creary, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Michael Gordon, PhDUniversity of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Michael Klinkman, MD, MS University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine
Michele Heisler, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health
Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS University of Michigan
Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, MS University of Michigan
Minal Patel, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Mustafa Naseem, MSUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Natalie Sampson, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn
Nicholas J. Schroeck, JDWayne State University Law School
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán, PhD, MA Wayne State University
Noel Kulik, PhDWayne State University College of Education
Odessa Gonzalez Benson, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Pascal Van Hentenryck, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Patricia Deldin, PhDUniversity of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts
Paul E. Kilgore, MD, MPHWayne State University
Paul Fleming, PhD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Paul J. Draus, PhDUniversity of Michigan - Dearborn
Peter Hammer, PhD, JDWayne State University Law School
Peter Lichtenberg, PhDWayne State University
Phillip Levy, MD, MPHWayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine/Integrative Biosciences Center
Rafael Meza, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Randall Brown, MD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Rebecca Cheezum, PhD, MPHOakland University School of Health Sciences
Rebecca Hasson, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Riana Anderson, PhD University of Michigan, School of Public Health
Richard Lichtenstein, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Robert M. Anderson, EdD University of Michigan Medical School
Robert Marans, PhD, MUPUniversity of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Rodney A. Hayward, MDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & School of Medicine
Roshanak Mehdipanah, PhD University of Michigan School of Public Health
Rubén Martinez, PhD Michigan State University
Sandra L. Momper, PhD, MSW University of Michigan School of Social Work
Sara Dubowsky Adar, ScD, MHSUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Sarah E. Kelling, PharmD, MPH, BCACPUniversity of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACSUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Sheria G. Robinson-Lane, PhD, RNUniversity of Michigan School of Nursing
Steven Erickson, PharmDUniversity of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Stuart Batterman, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & College of Engineering
Susan Goold, MD, MHSA, MAUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health & Medical School
Sylvie Naar-King, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MSUniversity of Michigan Department of Family Medicine
Tawanna Dillahunt, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Information
Terrance Albrecht, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Thomas Robins, MD, MPH University of Michigan School of Public Health
Tiffany C.E. Veinot, PhD, MLSUniversity of Michigan School of Information & School of Public Health
Toby C Lewis, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
Tony G. Reames, PhD, MSUniversity of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD University of Michigan College of Literature Science & Art
William D. Lopez, MPH, PhDUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health
William Elliott III, PhD, MSWUniversity of Michigan School of Social Work
William Herman, MD, MPHUniversity of Michigan
Yuh-Pey Anne Buu, PhD (Stats), PhD (Ed. Psych)University of Michigan School of Nursing
Community Partners
NameOrganization
Alkebu-lan VillageMarvis Cofield
Alternatives for Girls (AFG)Tanisha King, LLMSW
American Indian Health and Family ServicesChastity Dial
Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS) Community Health & Research CenterMona Makki, LLP; Madiha Tariq, MPH
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)Kiddada Green
Central City Integrated HealthKimberly Farrow, MD
Chandler Park Conservancy Alex J. Allen
CLEARCorps DetroitDiane McCloskey
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) DetroitDelphia Simmons
Community & Home Supports, Inc.Nathaniel Warshay
Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS)Richard Bryce, DO; Felix Valbuena, MD; Ricardo Guzman, LMSW, MPH
Data Driven DetroitErica Raleigh
Detroit Food AcademyJen Rusciano
Detroit Health DepartmentDenise Fair, MPH, FACHE
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC)Angela G. Reyes, MPH
Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)Tahirih Ziegler
Detroit Wayne Mental Health AuthorityJames Kelly, MA, LPC
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ)Leslie Genest
Eastside Community NetworkDonna L. Givens
EcoWorksJustin Schott, MS
Friends of ParksideZachary Rowe
Genesis HopeJeanine Hatcher
Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC)Lisa Braddix, MPH
Green Door InitiativeDonele Wilkins
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS)Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS; Christine Joseph, PhD
Institute for Population HealthGwendolyn Daniels
Interfaith Health and Hope CoalitionRon Beford
Jefferson East Inc.Michelle Lee
Joy-Southfield Community Development CorporationDanielle Hilliker
Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED)Mary Carmen Muñoz
Latino Family ServicesLidia Reyes-Flores
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Health Disparities Reduction/Minority Health Section (HDRMHS)Jacquetta Hinton
Neighborhood Service OrganizationLinda Little
Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation, Inc. (SHAR)Dwight Vaughter
South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc. (SEMII)Euphemia “Sue” Franklin
Southwest Detroit Community Benefits CoalitionSimone Sagovac
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SWDEV)Kathy Stott
The ARC DetroitHenry Johnson
Urban Neighborhood InitiativesChristine Bell