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Andree Aubrey, MSW, LCSW, Director, FSU COM Area Health Education Center Program. Interests: health literacy, tobacco cessation, and motivational interviewing.
 
Gail R. Bellamy, Ph.D., Director, BCBS of Florida Center for Rural Health Research and Policy and Professor, FSU College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Interests: Social factors in health and illness of rural and underserved populations, health policy, and health literacy.
 
Les Beitsch, M.D., J.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Health Affairs. Interests: Medicine and public health collaboration and coordination, Terrorism preparedness, Health systems quality improvement and work force development.
 
Maggie Blackburn, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director, Rural Health Program, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Interests: medical student attitudes toward rural practice and underserved populations, training a culturally competent primary care workforce.
 
Jane N. Bolin, BSN, JD, PhD, Associate Professor, Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health. Interests: Chronic Disease Management, Rural and Minority Disparities, Health law & Ethics Issues.

Kenneth Brummel-Smith, M.D., Charlotte Edwards Maguire Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics. Interests: Dementia assessment, Comprehensive assessment, rehabilitation.
 
Daniel J. Van Durme, MD, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health Interest: Evidence based medicine, medical education, global health and dermatology.
 
Heather A. Flynn, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University. Interests: Research is focused on improved identification and treatment of depression in women, especially around the time of childbearing. Her studies are specifically aimed at developing and testing psychotherapeutic treatments for depression around the time of pregnancy, and on examining the impact of depression remission on obstetrical and infant outcomes.

Rob Glueckauf, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medical Humanities & Social Sciences, Interests are: telehealth, program evaluation, family intervention, and spirituality and health.
 
Yvonne Nelson-Langley, MSW, Program Coordinator, FAMU Community Health Alliance. Interests: Community-based care, community partnerships in support of health.

Bob Pannell, Director, Florida State Office of Rural Health, Florida Department of Health

Cara Pappas, ND, ACNP, FNP, CCRP, Assistant Professor , FSU College of Nursing Interests: Transitional Care and Health Literacy

Penny Ralston, PhD, Professor, Dean Emeritus & Director, FSU Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations. Interests: Community-based programs for older adults, health related outcomes, program development in higher education.

Alan Rowan, DrPH, Director of Outreach – Public Health Program, FSU College of Social Science and Public Policy.

Charles Saunders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Interests: health services research, Medicaid, tobacco and substance abuse.

Michael P Smith M.A., MPA, Program Director, Center for Strategic, Public Health Preparedness and Principal Investigator, Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease (FLCURED.ORG). Interests: Health disparities, GIS, preparedness.

Dennis Tsilimingras, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor and Director, Center on Patient Safety. Interests: Patient safety, quality of health care.

Henry Carretta, PhD, MPH.  Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Division of Health Affairs, FSU College of Medicine.   Research Interests:  Quality of care in Florida's hospitals, emergency departments, and ambulatory surgery centers. Provision of community benefits by not-for-profit hospitals. Epidemiology of persons with multiple chronic conditions.