Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities
· Peggy Valentine, Ed.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences
· Kevin Byers,
Assistant Dean for Administrative
Services & Budget
· Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director
· Taylor Daniels
· Elizabeth Fain,
· J. Andrew Meixner,
Ph.D., CLSP (MD)
To become a nationally-recognized Center of Excellence for promoting healthy equity in health care delivery and treatment through quality community-engaged research, dissemination of findings, and student education.
Mission of the CEEHD
To promote equity and social justice in health care delivery, treatment, and outcomes by leading collaborative efforts to generate and disseminate evidence-based, policy-relevant solutions, and to educate future leaders who deliberately consider and incorporate equity and social justice in professional practice.
1. Establish the CEEHD as a nationally recognized Center of Excellence
in health disparities focused on equity and social justice in health
care delivery, treatment, and outcomes.
a. Increase the role of the CEEHD in promoting research and
scholarship by leading research projects in this area.
b. Increase the role of the CEEHD in promoting research and
scholarship by supporting faculty and student research at
2. Identify opportunities to directly engage in the local and regional
community to educate on and address health disparities.
3. Secure diverse sources of funding support for the CEEHD and
gradually reduce its dependence on internal support from WSSU.
4. Support WSSU’s overall strategic plan objectives to infuse equity
into the curriculum.