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Deborah Charbonneau

Deborah Charbonneau

Faculty member in the School of Library and Information Science.

Selected as a 2015-17 New Leader for the Association for Information Science and Technology. Recipient of the Medical Library Association’s 2014 Donald A.B. Lindberg Research Fellowship. Dedicated to building healthier communities and eliminating health disparities. Research expert in the areas of health literacy, information seeking and digital privacy.

Hayley Thompson

Hayley Thompson

Faculty member in the School of Medicine.

Program leader of population studies and disparities research at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Director of the PCORI-funded Detroit HealthLink for Equity in Cancer Care to increase community engagement in cancer research. Principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded study of technology use among cancer survivors. Former chair, Michigan Cancer Consortium’s Health Disparities Workgroup. Author and reviewer of numerous scholarly publications.

Sylvie Naar

Sylvie Naar

Faculty member in the School of Medicine.

Award-winning researcher focused on minimizing the health disparities affecting adolescents in the Detroit area. Recipient of numerous grants for research related to HIV treatment and prevention, with a focus on pediatric and adolescent HIV. Recipient of the Helppie Endowed Professorship of Urban Health Research. Member of the editorial advisory board for AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 

Tingting Yan

Tingting Yan

Faculty member in the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Internationally renowned expert on supply network and innovation. Recipient of the Journal of Operations Management’s Reviewer Service and Best Reviewer awards. Finalist, the Academy of Management’s Past Chairs Emerging Scholar Award. Invited guest speaker and lecturer. Editorial board reviewer for Journal of Operations Management, Decision Science and Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Dawn Misra

Dawn Misra

Faculty member in the School of Medicine.

Expert on infant mortality among African American women. Principal investigator of more than $8 million in research funding on perinatal health. Co-chair of a working group for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Conference on Preterm Birth and chair of the Committee for the Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity in Detroit 2016. Creator of a perinatal health-life course model adopted by the Institute of Medicine Report on Preterm Birth.

Kidada E. Williams

Kidada E. Williams

Faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Renowned historian and expert on African Americans' experiences of racial violence. Author of They Left Great Marks on Me and "Regarding the Aftermaths of Lynching," which broke new ground on historians' understanding of white terror. Nationally invited lecturer who has been featured in The New York Times and Slate, with research funded by the Ford Foundation. Co-developer of the #CharlestonSyllabus.

Trifun Dimitrijevski M.D., FACEP

Trifun Dimitrijevski M.D., FACEP

Faculty member in the School of Medicine

Team physician for the Detroit Pistons. Event physician at Comerica Park and deputy medical director for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Developed the Medflight curriculum for the Detroit Medical Center and WSU School of Medicine. Recipient of the Munuswamy Dayanandan, M.D., Humanitarian Award; the WSU School of Medicine Staff Award; and the Lawrence Schwartz Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.

Donnie Sackey

Donnie Sackey

Faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Recipient, Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul Award. Nominee, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program. Co-principal investigator for RAPID, an NIH-funded response to the Flint drinking water crisis.  Renowned expert and invited panelist on the topics of technical writing, social media and environmental writing. 

Deepak Bhalla

Deepak Bhalla

Faculty member in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Distinguished Speaker and Outstanding Achievement Award, Howard University. Investigator on numerous NIH-funded grants studying health effects of air pollution and toxins. Associate member, molecular therapeutics program at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Session chair, Society of Toxicology Annual Meetings, and president, Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology.

Ece Yaprak

Ece Yaprak

Faculty member in the College of Engineering.

Fulbright-Nokia Fellowship Award (Finland). Program director, National Science Foundation. Nationally renowned and federally funded for her research in wireless communications and computer networking. NASA and Navy fellowships at Ames, Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Glenn Research Center, and U.S. Navy Space and Warfare Systems.