Health Disparities Researchers at UofL

Health Disparities Researchers at UofL

"Health Disparities Research (HD) includes basic, clinical and social sciences studies that focus on identifying, understanding, preventing, diagnosing, and treating health conditions such as diseases, disorders, and other conditions that are unique to, more serious, or more prevalent in subpopulations in socioeconomically disadvantaged (i.e., low education level, live in poverty) and medically underserved, rural, and urban communities.

Overall health disparities research includes these components:

- Minority health research and related activities

- Rural Health research and related activities"*

We would like to say thank you to the many people who work on a daily basis with one common goal.

Deborah Davis, PhD

Director, Louisville Twin Study


 Muriel J. Harris, PhD

 Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, CNS, RN, FAAN

Director of the Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement, Professor

Lisa M. Hooper, PhD, CAS, MA

Professor and Program Coordinator of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

V. Faye Jones, MD,PhD, MSPH

Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs / Diversity Initiatives

Professor of Pediatrics

Jelani Kerr, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences


La Creis R. Kidd, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor; Highest Potential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research


Karen W. Krigger, MD, MEd, FAAFP, AAHIVM(S)

Director of Health Equity  - Health Science Center

Professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine


M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Professor; Associate Chief of Nursing for Research,University of Louisville Hospital & Brown Cancer Center


John Myers, MSPH, PhD

Assoc Professor in Peds-CHSRU


Emma Sterrett-Hong, MD

Assistant Professor / Director of CFT Program


Monica Wendel, DrPH, MA

SPHIS Administration, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

 *"NIH - Health Disparities Definition." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.