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The Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC)

The Comprehensive Center for Excellence in Health Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC), was created through an $8 million grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CEDREC is organized as a consortium between five metro-area institutions, Weill Cornell Medical College, the Hunter College School of Nursing, City University of New York, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and the Center for Healthful Behavior Change at New York University Langone Medical Center.

The mission of CEDREC is to engage in collaborative research and outreach programs that are aimed at reducing health disparities in medically underserved racial and ethnic minority populations in New York. CEDREC is a unique and promising addition to research in the Department of Medicine, as it targets populations that are at an increased risks of health disparities, utilizes non-traditional venues, and translates social science theories to develop solutions to pressing public health issues.

The Comprehensive Center for Excellence in Health Disparities Research and Community Engagement is composed of four cores:

Administrative
  • Led by Dr. Mary Charlson, the Executive Director of the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Program Chairperson for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research
Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Led by Dr. Walid Michelen, Chief of Staff at Lincoln Hospital, Dr. Erica Phillips-Caesar, Assistant Professor of Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell, and Dr. Kathleen Nokes, Professor and the Director of Graduate Programs at Hunter School of Nursing
Research
  • Led by Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at New York University's School of Medicine, and Dr. Alvin Mushlin, Chairman of the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College
Research Training
  • Led by Dr. Mary Charlson and Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Research Director

Contact Information

Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research

Mary E. Charlson, M.D., Chief

The Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC)

1300 York Avenue, Box 46
New York, NY 10065

Zenobia Faussett
Senior Administrative Assistant
Tel: (646) 962-5010
Fax: (646) 962-0620
zef2002@med.cornell.edu

Rosio Ramos, CCRC
Research Coordinator
Tel: (646) 962-5037
Fax: (646) 962-0620
ror2023@med.cornell.edu

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