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Community Advisory Board

The Rockefeller University CCTS Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Our Community Advisory Board (CAB) works to ensure that research conducted at Rockefeller University (RU) has the maximum potential to improve the health of the community. The CAB works with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) to ensure that community perspectives and concerns are considered in the choice, design and implementation of Community Engaged Research (CEnR) conducted by Rockefeller investigators.

The CAB brings together community partners representing government agencies, community-based organizations, health care providers, patients and patient advocates.

Dozene Guishard EdD, CDP (Chair)
Director, Health & Wellness Initiatives, Carter Burden Network and DASH Project Partner

Logan Bellew MFA
Artist, Photographer and Former RU Study Participant 

Jackie Berman PhD
Director, Bureau of Planning & Strategic Initiatives, NYC Aging and DASH Project Advisor 

Yves Gebhardt 
HIV Community Advocate from Manhattan 

Michelle Lowes MBBS, PhD
Dermatologist, HS Patient Advocate, Director, HS Foundation 

Keenan Millan
Patient Community Representative, CAMP Advisor 

Dennis Mitchell     
Barbershop Owner and Community Organizer, CAMP Advisor

Moufdi Naji     
Food Service Manager, Carter Burden Network and DASH Project Partner

Allison Nickerson MSW
Executive Director, LiveOn NY and DASH Project Advisor

Sara Palomino DNP
Chief Nursing Officer, Urban Health Plan and CAMP Advisor

Daryl Wieland MD
Chair of OB/GYN, Jacobi Hospital and Adolescent Pregnancy Project Advisor


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The RU-CCTS Community and Collaboration Core can assist communities, clinicians, academic researchers, and others interested in cultivating community-engaged research partnerships. For more information, contact our team here.