University of Minnesota Research Team

Ruth Lindquist, PhD
Principle Investigator
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

Arthur Leon, MD
Co-Principle Investigator
University of Minnesota, School of Kinesiology

Erica Schorr, PhD
Co-Principle Investigator
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD
Co-Principle Investigator
U of M, School of Nursing

Suma Konety, MD
Co-Principle Investigator
U of M, Medical School

Courtney Baechler, MD
Collaborator
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing

Dawn Witt, PhD
Collaborator
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Melissa Frisvold, PhD
Collaborator
Georgetown University

Rodica Catrava, DNP
Collaborator
United Hospital, St Paul, MN

Raquel Pereira, MS
Collaborator
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Bruce Lindgren, MS
Statistician
U of M, CHAAMPS Biostatisics Core

Sohye Lee, BSN
Research Assistant
U of M, School of Nursing

Community Partners

Mount Airy Baptist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Larry West, Rev, D.R.S
Pastor/Partner
Mount Airy Baptist Church and Chairman of the Board, National USA Foundation, Inc.

Robin Kelley, PhD
Research Associate/Collaborator
Mount Airy Baptist Church

Phyllis J. Mayo, PhD
Research Associate/Collaborator
Mount Airy Baptist Church

Terrence Nixon
Facilitator
Mount Airy Baptist Church

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church (Minneapolis, MN)
Jerry McAfee, Rev.
Pastor
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Nene Hollie
Research Associate/Collaborator
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church