MPH, Johns Hopkins University, 1977
RN, Columbia University, 1962
To conduct research and practice activities on focus on health promotion in urban underserved populations using community based participatory approaches in randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy and program effectiveness of interventions including use of supervised indigenous community health workers
To enhance equity in all activities and foster cross-sector meaningful collaborative partnerships (academic, community, practice, and policy partnerships)
To conduct research and intervention and policy strategies that are designed to increase the potential for sustainability
To advance the science and advocacy for community health workers/peer to peer educators
To develop the methods/metrics for evaluation of CBPR/community engagement approaches
To promote the research, practice, policy, and training for comprehensive care integration with communities, including addressing the social determinants of health
To incorporate students and training as part of all her activities (Courses: “Health and Homelessness," "Methods in Community Based Participatory Research," “Seminar Series in Community Based Participatory Research," “The Nuts and Bolts of Community Based Participatory Research,” (workshop) and “Practicum in Community Health”)
Honors and Awards
2012 Johns Hopkins University Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research
2011 American Public Health Association Tom Bruce Award in Community Based
1993 Johns Hopkins University Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service.
1982 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland for Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Services to High Blood Pressure Control.
1982 Certificate of Appreciation, East Baltimore Community Hypertension Program.
1987 Certificate of Appreciation, State of Maryland Governors Commission on Black and Minority Health: Task Force of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Other Leading Causes of Minority Morbidity and Mortality.