Introduction to the FIRST Cohort Leadership

Epidemiology professor Angela Liese works in the Arnold School of Public Health, specializing in diabetes epidemiology and public health nutrition, often focusing on racial/ethnic disparities. Associate Professor Tisha Felder, at the College of Nursing, conducts research focused on achieving health equity in breast cancer prevention and outcomes among Black women and their families.

Cohort Leadership team

Angela Liese PhD
Title: Contact Principal Investigator
Focus Area: Administrative Core
Email Address: liese@sc.edu

Tisha Felder PhD, MSW
Title:
Principal Investigator and Faculty Development Core Co-Lead
Focus Area: Administrative Core, Faculty Development Core
Email Address: feldert@mailbox.sc.edu

Toni M. Torres-McGehee PhD, SCAT, ATC, FACSM
Title: Administrative Core Member
Focus Area: Administrative Core
Email Address: torresmc@mailbox.sc.edu

Michelle Bryan, PhD
Title: Evaluation Core Lead
Focus Area: Evaluation Core
Email Address: mbryan@mailbox.sc.edu

Pam Gillam, MPA
Title: Evaluation Core Co-Lead
Focus Area: Evaluation Core
Email Address: gillamps@mailbox.sc.edu

 

 

Susan Steck PhD, MPH, RD
Title: Faculty Development Core Co-Lead
Focus Area: Faculty Development Core
Email Address: stecks@mailbox.sc.edu

Crystal Murillo PhD, RN, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN
Title: Director of Career Enhancement
Focus Area: Faculty Development Core
Email Address: cmurillo@sc.edu

Gloria Boutte, PhD
Title: Co-Investigator for DEI Leadership Development
Focus Area: Faculty Development Core
Email Address: gsboutte@mailbox.sc.edu

Myriam Torres PhD, MSPH
Title:Director of the Health Disparities and Health Equity Research Consortium
Focus Area: Faculty Development Core
Email Address: torresme@mailbox.sc.edu

 

External Advisory Committee

Shine Chang, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH
Associate Program Head, Cancer Prevention Center
Public Health Science Division, Fred Hutch
Director – Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, Fred Hutch
Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
Fred/Hutch/University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Cancer Consortium

Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
Clinical Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing

Ronny Bell, PhD
Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor
Department Chair Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Department of Nursing Science
University of Florida
College of Nursing

Jan Eberth, PhD
Professor & Chair of the Department of Health Management & Policy
Dornsife School of Public Health
Drexel University

Internal Advisory Committee

Mary Alexander, PhD
Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Chief of Staff
Office of the Provost
University of South Carolina

Edie Goldsmith, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy
Biomedical Science Graduate Director
Director and Principal Investigator, SC INBRE
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Liam Hein, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Director of Faculty Fellow & Academy Programs
Department of Advanced Professional Nursing Practice & leadership
College of Nursing
University of South Carolina

Toby Jenkins, PhD
Professor
Associate Provost for Faculty Development
University of South Carolina

Julian Williams, JD
Vice President for Office of Access & Opportunity
University of South Carolina