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Ashby Walker, PhD serves as the Director for Health Equity Initiatives at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute. She is an elected member of the American Diabetes Association National Health Disparities Committee and the Type 1 Exchange National Racial Disparities Working Group. Dr. Walker's area of focus as a medical sociologist is on reducing health disparities in pediatric Type 1 diabetes and the role that social capital plays in informing childhood inequalities in health outcomes.
Desmond Schatz, MD is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the UF Diabetes Institute, and Associate Director of the Clinical Research Center, at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His primary research is in Type 1 diabetes with a focus on the prediction, natural history, and prevention of the disease, as well as the management of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. He served as the President of Medicine and Science for the American Diabetes Association in 2016.
Cathryn Johnson, PhD
Cathryn Johnson, PhD serves as the Senior Associate Dean of the Laney Graduate School at Emory University and Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her expertise includes social psychology, organizations, identity processes, and emotions, with special emphasis on the study of legitimacy processes within groups and organizations.
Henry J. Rohrs, MD
University of Florida
Henry Rohrs, MD serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida in the College of Medicine. He is the Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. His areas of research focus on various aspects of endocrine diseases and also psychosocial experiences and complications related to Type 1 diabetes.
Kelsey R. Salazar, MPH
University of Florida
Kelsey Salazar, MPH works with the University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy on External Quality Review projects evaluating children’s public health insurance programs in the state of Florida. She also contributes to research projects related to health disparities in pediatric type 1 diabetes.
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