CERC Consultants and Mentors

Doris W. Campbell, PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Consultant and Co-Director, Administrative CORE

Dr. Campbell has held academic appointments at Florida A & M University, the University of Florida (Gainesville) and the University of South Florida (Tampa), where she was a professor in the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health and Director of Diversity Initiatives for the USF Health Sciences Center-AHEC Program in the College of Medicine. A frequently sought out consultant on diversity initiatives and minority health disparities, Dr. Campbell is nationally recognized for her research and publications on women's and minority health, especially violence and abuse of African American women. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida.

Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN

Consultant and Member of Research CORE

Dr. Campbell is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Campbell has been the PI of 10 major NIH, NIJ or CDC research grants, has published more than 150 articles and seven books on violence against women, and is the Mentoring Core Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research at JHU SON. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing, and provides consultation to the World Health Organization.

Angela Ford, PhD


In June 2012, Dr. Angela Ford retired from the University of Pittsburgh after 22 years of service focused on the health, mental health, and aging of Black women; and community engagement to address health disparities.  She helped established the community satellite program for the Alzheimer Disease Research Center serving as its first Program Director.  She held a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences; and served as both the Associate Director of the Center for Minority Health and Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Equity.  Dr. Ford is now affiliated with the Black Women's Health Imperative in Washington, DC, a national non-profit focused on improving the health status of Black women and girls.

Faye A. Gary, PhD, RN, FAAN

Consultant and Member of Research CORE

Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gary's area of expertise is nursing for the care of vulnerable and at-risk persons. Her background in nursing, sociology, psychiatric nursing, and special education is quite evident in her publications, concerning runaway and troubled youths, domestic violence, and health issues for minority women.

Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Nursing

Consultant and Member, Research Education and Training CORE

Sandra Millon has held academic appointments at Chicago State University and the University of West Florida A & M University, the University of Florida (Gainesville) and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Over the past fifteen years Dr. Underwood has committed herself to developing strategies and interventions aimed toward improving the access of minority, economically disadvantaged, and medically underserved populations to evidence-based cancer detection and control programs. She was the Founding Director of the House of Peace Community Nursing Center. In this capacity she developed educational and research opportunities for faculty and students within high-risk community settings. Dr. Underwood has been the PI of several NIH, Susan G. Komen Foundation and American Cancer Society grants, has published several scholarly articles related to cancer-related health disparities. Dr. Underwood is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and member of the National Black Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Oncology Nursing Society.

Michael L. Radelet, PhD

Purdue Univ. and two years of post-doctoral training in Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Medical School

Consultant and Member, Administrative CORE

Dr. Radelet is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder. He spent 22 years at the University of Florida, including five years as the Chair of the Department of Sociology (1996-2001). Radelet is a medical sociologist and internationally known for his work on various issues related to capital punishment, particularly racial disparities in death sentencing. Among other things, he studies mental health issues among prisoners and their families, the "recovery" process of families of homicide victims, and ethical issues for health professionals involved in capital punishment decisions.

Phyllis W. Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN

Consultant and Member, Community Engagement & Outreach CORE

Dr. Sharp's professional interests pursue nursing practice and research, and examine the consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women. Her work focuses on the effects of IPV on the physical and mental health of pregnant women, infants, and very young children in the home. She has a $3.8 M/5 year research grant funded by NINR to test a public health nurse home intervention to reduce effects of IPV among pregnant women and their newborns.

Hossein N. Yarandi, PhD

Consultant and Member of Research CORE

Dr. Yarandi is a professor in the Center for Health Research, College of Nursing at Wayne State University. He teaches research, statistical methods, and design at the doctorate levels; supervises theses and dissertations, and consults with the faculty members about research grants and projects. He is an experienced researcher with expertise in measurement, data analysis, and the interpretation of results. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and Statistics from Tehran University, Tehran, Iran. He received his Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Statistics and Econometrics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. His collaborative works have been published in Nursing, Pharmacy and Medical Journals. He has extensive experience in grant writing and has published in the areas of health status, mortality and morbidity research, and methodological issues.