This Core is made possible through partnership with the Council on Black Health, a national research and action network founded by Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika in 2002. The Council’s mission is “to develop and promote solutions that achieve healthy Black communities.” The Council supports a national network of members, including both established and emerging Black scholars, and engages with prominent national Black organizations (i.e., NAACP, The 100 Black Men of America, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the National Black Child Development Institute) to address critical Black health issues.
Shiriki Kumanyika, PHD, MS, MPH
Director: Solutions to Diabetes in Black Americans Core | Founding Chair of the Council on Black Health
Tiffany Eaton, DrPH(c), MPH
Core Manager: Solutions in Diabetes in Black Americans | Doctoral Student of Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University
- Provide tailored technical assistance to equip investigators to address effects of historical oppression and structural racism in planning diabetes translation research with Black populations.
- Provide virtual group consultations on selected research from the web-based resource and case studies with or relevant to Black populations that address or mitigate adverse SDoH
- Facilitate the use of a web-based resource on historical oppression and structural racism and its impact on diabetes and obesity in Black communities
- Provide tailored technical assistance to assist investigators in :
- Navigating a database of frameworks and typologies for diabetes translation research which can be used in the planning and analysis of context-sensitive research with Black Americans;
- Applying frameworks and tools for diabetes translation research
- Identifying research questions and measurement needs to fill gaps identified in expert recommendations and scoping reviews or through original scoping reviews
- Developing research proposals to address gaps
- Getting to equity in obesity prevention: A new Framework. National Academy of Sciences Perspectives, S Kumanyika
- This discussion paper addresses the potential value of combining strategies related to food and physical activity with interventions that increase individual and community and capacity and resources in other spheres to improve the equity impact of community-based interventions on obesity.