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Robert M. Mayberry, MS, MPH, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Mayberry is Director of the Biostatistics, Study Design, and Data Management Core, Research Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (R-CENTER), Morehouse School of Medicine. He is also Professor of Epidemiology), Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine; Associate Director, Clinical Research Center; and Associate Director, ACTSI (Atlanta Clinical and Translational Sciences) Community Engagement and Research Program. He is the former Director of Health Equity Research, Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, at Baylor Health Care System (BHCS), Dallas, Texas, and led efforts to better understand variations in care quality by race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other patient characteristics; to improve healthcare quality by implementing evidence-based interventions to eliminate inequities in healthcare; and to integrate scientific findings into clinical decisions and healthcare policy to achieve equitable best care practices. Dr. Mayberry is the former Director of the Program for Healthcare Effectiveness Research, at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), where he provided leadership in establishing an infrastructure of researchers, advisors, consultants, and technical research staff to support healthcare effectiveness, outcomes, health services, prevention, and disparities research. These efforts enhanced the infrastructure and current capacity of the MSM Clinical Research Center and the new R-CENTER. Receiving his doctoral training in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Mayberry has significant experience in research, teaching, program planning and evaluation, and policy analysis. He has served in several academic and governmental positions including the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Carolina and Senior Epidemiologist for Minority Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is active in local, state, and national health services and public health organizations including the Academy Health (nationally elected member of the Board of Directors and member of Annual Research Meeting Planning Committee), Coalition for Health Services Research, and the American Public Health Association (Epidemiology and Medical Care Sections Planning Committees). An appointed member of Georgia Governor's Council on Maternal and Infant Health, Dr. Mayberry chaired its Evaluation and Strategy Workgroups which identified priorities and solutions for maternal and infant health among stakeholders throughout the state. Recently, he led the evaluation of the Pfizer Foundation Southern HIV/AIDS Initiative and provided technical assistance to the 24 community-based organizations providing health education and prevention interventions to diverse local communities in nine states. Dr. Mayberry is a nationally noted scientist, scholar, and an opinion leader in minority health and health disparities research. He has influenced policy and funding decisions for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Health Care Research and Policy, and the National Quality Forum in this regard. Dr. Mayberry serves as an expert consultant and scientific reviewer for several academic, private and federal organizations and reviewer for many peer-review scientific journals.
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    Associate Director for Research, CHPM
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