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Executive Board

 

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Lucy Annang Ingram, Ph.D., chair

Dr. Ingram is an associate professor in the Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior department at the Arnold School of Public Health and is an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies, the Institute for Southern Studies, and the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities. She specializes in using community-driven and community-based approaches and teaches and conducts research focused on addressing racial/ethnic health disparities in the area of sexual and reproductive health.

Qiana J. Whitted, Ph.D.

Qiana J. Whitted, Ph.D., vice chair/treasurer

Dr. Whitted is an associate professor of English and African American Studies. Her research and teaching focus on 20th century African American literature and cultural studies with a specialization in comics and graphic novels.

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Tisha Felder, Ph.D., M.S.W., member-at-large

Dr. Tisha Felder is an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Prevention & Control Program in the Arnold School of Public Health and  the College of Nursing. Dr. Felder's research interests include racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations diagnosed with cancer.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham, Ph.D., R.N., C.H.S.E., member-at-large

Dr. Graham is a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Graham has developed simulation programs in nursing and health sciences, and has presented her simulation program nationally and regionally and served as a consultant for undergraduate nursing schools across the state regarding integration of simulation into their curricula. Her future goals are to continue to address ­diversity, meaningful inclusion, and racial inequity in pedagogical practices of nursing education programs to improve retention of underrepresented students.

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Marvin McAllister, Ph.D., member-at-large

Dr. McAllister is an associate professor of African American Studies and English, specializing in African American and American theater, drama, and performance. He has published two books entitled White People Do Not Know How To Behave At Entertainments Designed For Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown’s African and American Theater (2003) and Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance (2011) (University of North Carolina Press). Dr. McAllister has worked on various university-wide grant committees, the Institute for African American Research Advisory Board, and the USC Connect Advisory Board.