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Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Investigators

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The VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) has Core Investigators based at the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, the University of Pittsburgh, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and the University of Pennsylvania. 

DirectorMichael Fine, MD, MSc
Co-Director: Judith Long, MD
Associate Director (Pittsburgh)Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Associate Director (Philadelphia): Melissa Dichter, PhD, MSW


Core Investigators


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Sherrie Aspinall, PharmD, MSc, BCPS




Joshua Baker


John Blosnich, PhD




Sonya Borrero, MD, MS




Adam Bramoweth, PhD




Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH




Robert E. Burke, MD, MS


Matthew Chinman, PhD Pittsburgh
Melissa Dichter, PhD Philadelphia
Monica DiNardo,PhD, ANP Pittsburgh
Mary Ersek, PhD, RN Philadelphia
Utibe Essien, MD, MPH Pittsburgh
Michael Fine, MD, MSc Pittsburgh
Walid Gellad, MD, MPH Pittsburgh
Peter Groeneveld, MD, MS Philadelphia
 Daniel Hall, MD, MDiv, MHSc, FACS  Pittsburgh
 Leslie Hausmann, PhD  Pittsburgh
Bruce Kinosian, MD Philadelphia
Samuel Kuna, MD Philadelphia
Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN Philadelphia
Judith Long, MD Philadelphia
Shahrzad Mavandadi, PhD Philadelphia
Maria Mor, PhD Pittsburgh
Amol Navathe, MD, PhD Philadelphia
David Oslin, MD Philadelphia
Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS Philadelphia
E. Carter Paulson Philadelphia
Keri Rodriguez, PhD Pittsburgh
Ann Marie Rosland, MD, MS Pittsburgh
Armando Rotondi, PhD Pittsburgh
Steven Sayers, PhD Philadelphia
Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH Philadelphia
Carolyn Thorpe, PhD, MPH Pittsburgh
Joshua Thorpe, PhD, MPH Pittsburgh
Daniel Weintraub, MD Philadelphia
Rachel Werner, MD, PhD Philadelphia
Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MS   Philadelphia

Affiliate Investigators