Advisory Board & Collaborators

Advisory Board

The PHDR community-academic advisory board is a unified board composed of University of Minnesota researchers and community members including representatives from health agencies and non-profit organizations. While board co-chairs from the university and the community facilitate monthly meetings, all the board members carry equal status. The board has a governance role, which involves making decisions and setting strategic directions and guidance for PHDR activities. The board also aims to strengthen relationships between PHDR and local communities in order to facilitate effective community-academic research and programmatic partnerships to improve health equity.

Advisory Board Members

Maria Arboleda
Community Member

Sida Ly-Xiong
Community Chair
Department of Health

Michele Allen
University of Minnesota

Tamiko Ralston
Ramsey County

Deatrick LaPointe
Community Member

Antonia Wilcoxon
Department of Human Services

Luis Ortega
SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness

Sue Everson-Rose
University of Minnesota

Maiyia Yang 
University of Minnesota

Mikow Hang
University of Minnesota

Clarence Jones
Community Member