About Us

The DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities has four cores. Dr. Jenkins leads the activities of the Administrative Core Howard University and Dr. Nazrat Mirza performs a similar role at CNMC in addition to the responsibility for the Research Core.  She is assisted on the Research Core by Dr. Stacy Hodgkinson and Dr. Randi Streisand. Dr. Hodgkinson also has the responsibility of directing the Community Core and charged with leading the Community Advisory Board (CAB). At Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Tina Cheng is responsible for the Administrative Core and the Training Core activities. In addition, she is the PI for the Take Charge! 2.0 research project that is being conducted in collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Cheng is supported on the Training Core by Dr. Maria Trent (JHU) and Dr. Tish Ryan (JHU) is an investigator on the Take Charge! 2.0 research project. The second research project the WEIGHT Study is being conducted at Howard University where Dr. Gail Nunlee-Bland serves as the PI.