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Steering Committee

Our steering committee guides the direction and strategic development of the working group and consists of faculty and staff from across the WVU campus.

  • Sally Hodder, Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute & Director of the Health Disparities Program
  • Andrew Denny, Health Disparities Program Specialist
  • Stephanie Ballard Conrad, Strategic Operations Director for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Julie Lockman, Director of Scientific Development, West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Lynne Cossman, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
  • Geri Dino, Professor and Director, Prevention Research Center
  • Stephenie Kennedy, Director, Cancer Prevention and Control & Associate Center Director, WVU Cancer Institute
  • Suresh Madhavan, Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Pharmacy
  • Jim Keresztury, Director, Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition
  • Judith Feinberg, Professor, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, WVU School of Medicine
  • Diana Martinelli, Acting Dean, Associate Professor, Widmeyer Professor in Public Relations, WVU Reed College of Media 
  • Melissa Olfert, Associate Professor, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
  • Jason Bishop, Assistant Professor, WVU College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
  • Valarie Blake, Associate Professor of Law, WVU College of Law
  • Donald Adjeroh, Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Computer Science Programs, WVU Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering