Robert Graham - (Chair)
Robert Graham, MD (NAM) is a retired family physician and former director of Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q). He joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1970, serving a total of 18 years during three tours of duty over the next 30 years. During this time he was deputy director of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and the first administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), during which he held the ranks of Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General. He has long been associated with the medical specialty of family medicine, serving as the CEO of the American Academy of Family Physicians from 1985-2000, and as an Endowed Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati from 2005-2013. Throughout his career, Dr. Graham has written and spoken extensively about a number of critical topics in health policy, such as health care reform and the need for universal coverage, health workforce policy, and the organizational characteristics of effective health care systems. Dr. Graham received his MD from the University of Kansas.
Angela Bryan, PhD is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is co-director of the CUChange Research Laboratory where her research has focused on a transdisciplinary approach to the study of health and risk behavior, and the development of interventions to improve health behaviors. Dr. Bryan capitalizes on the integration of basic scientific discoveries regarding biological predispositions associated with health and risk behavior (e.g., genetics and neurocognition) and applied intervention work to change behavior. Much of her work has focused on the reduction of substance-use related HIV/STD risk behavior among adolescents. This work has been funded by NIH institutes including NIAAA, NIDA, and NINR. She has over 170 peer reviewed publications and has been teaching health psychology, social psychology, research methods and statistical methods to undergraduates and graduate students for over 20 years. Dr. Bryan received her PhD in social psychology with a quantitative emphasis from Arizona State University.
Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and a practicing family physician. She is a health services researcher and practicing family physician with a focus on adolescent health, specifically, breaking the cycle of poverty and poor health among adolescent mothers and their children. Her NIH-sponsored research is focused on improving access to reproductive health care and promoting healthy pregnancy weight gain among at-risk adolescents using text messaging, social media mining, and natural language processing (NLP). She is also the founding director of MyVoice, a national text-message poll of youth age 14-24 that uses mixed methods and NLP with the goal of informing local and national policies in real-time. She has published in several academic journals and received numerous awards including the James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine Fellowship at the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Chang received her MD from the University of Michigan.
Rosalie Corona, PhD is a professor of psychology, director of clinical training, and the founding director of the Latina/o Mental Health Clinic at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Prior to joining the faculty at VCU, she worked as a research scientist at the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion. Her community-engaged research focuses on Latina/o and African American adolescents’ health promotion and risk reduction with specific expertise in adolescent sexual health and substance use prevention. A theme throughout her scholarship is the role of family and culture in promoting adolescents’ health behaviors. Dr. Corona’s community-engaged research has progressed from an initial focus on identifying local health disparities and the risk and protective factors associated with these disparities, to the development, implementation, and evaluation of family-based prevention programs to address health disparities. She has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on projects funded by the CDC, NHLBI, NCI, NICHD, and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. Her reputation as a community-engaged research scholar and teacher have resulted in multiple editorial board invitations, and her accomplishments have also been recognized locally and nationally. Dr. Corona received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, and vice chair of Pediatrics for Community Engagement at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She has expertise and training in adolescent medicine, medical management, epidemiology, and public health. She also completed a preventive medicine residency/fellowship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program with a focus on health services research. Dr. Coyne-Beasley is the immediate past president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting optimal health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. Her academic, community work, policy development, and research have focused on adolescent health, resiliency and risk behaviors, mental health and suicide prevention, health promotion and disease prevention, injury prevention, reducing health disparities, increasing immunizations, improving health care access, community-based participatory and engaged research, practice-based research, sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy prevention. Dr. Coyne-Beasley received her MD from Duke University.