Steering Committee

Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Medical Director, HIV Clinic, Moore Clinic: Her work focuses on improving access and quality of care to the emerging Latino community in Baltimore. Her practice in the Moore Clinic and at the Baltimore City Health Department serves Latin American immigrants with HIV. She has established the Latino HIV Outreach Program at the Baltimore City Health Department which collaborates with various local community based organizations to improve timely HIV diagnosis and access to care for Latinos. She is the co-director of Centro SOL which is developing novel strategies to meet the health needs of Latino migrants through research, community advocacy, education, and clinical care. She is the Baltimore City Health Department’s Director of STD/HIV/TB Clinical Services

Dr. Sarah Polk, MD, ScM, MHS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Children’s Medical Practice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: serves as a bilingual (English/Spanish) primary care pediatrician and Medical Director of the Children’s Medical Practice. She is as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine. Her overall research interest is optimizing primary care as a means of addressing racial/ethnic health disparities with a particular focus on early childhood obesity prevention and mental health care. Her work as a clinician has familiarized her with the challenges of providing high quality health care to Latino children of immigrants with Limited English Proficiency who comprise the majority of the patient population at the Children’s Medical Practice. This has led to hear involvement in a number of collaborative efforts to address healthcare quality concerns. For example, the Bayview Children’s Medical Practice Latino Family Advisory Board has sustained participation among immigrant, Latina mothers and provided ongoing, applicable feedback to the practice. She previously co-chaired the Hopkins Organization of Latino Awareness the aim of which is to galvanize faculty support around healthcare quality and access improvements for Latino patients. Finally, she and colleagues recently established Centro SOL the mission of which is to optimize the health of Latinos over their life course through leadership in clinical care, scholarship, education, and advocacy. Furthermore the Center’s vision is linguistically and culturally competent healthcare for Latinos that acknowledges the diversity of the Latino community and respects the dignity of each individual. Dr. Polk received her medical degree at Johns Hopkins and additional training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Tina Cheng, MD, MPH, Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Director Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins SOM, Professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health,  JHSPH, Pediatrician-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital: clinical and research interests are in child and adolescent violence prevention, child health disparities, community-based research, teen pregnancy and parenting, and access to care. Early research defined the epidemiology of adolescent injury in the District of Columbia.  Current work involves the design and testing of interventions in DC and Baltimore including randomized trials of a community-based violence prevention intervention with adolescents presenting to the emergency department (MCHB), with high risk sixth graders in “persistently violent” schools (NICHD) and a clinically integrated home visitation program with teen mothers (OPA, RWJ).  Dr. Cheng has been involved in evaluation of innovative primary care models and policy issues on the future of primary care including the Future of Pediatric Education (FOPE II) project, the Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, and the American Board of Pediatrics Residency Review and Redesign Project (R3P).

Dr. Lisa DeCamp, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Physician Liaison, Office of Diversity and Inclusion: She practices general pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and conducts research focused on improving pediatric primary care access and quality for Latino children in Spanish-speaking families. Her current research efforts are focused on increasing engagement of Spanish-speaking Latino families in pediatric primary care. To this end she directs the Bayview Latino Family Advisory Board, which is composed of Spanish-speaking Latino families who use the Children’s Medical Practice and clinic providers and staff. Dr. DeCamp also conducts large database research to better understand the health and healthcare utilization of Latino children in the US and is engaged with the local Latino community to improve health and healthcare access for Latino children in Baltimore.

Dr. Adriana Andrade, MD, MPH, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Unviersity: She is board certified in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Andrade was also a trainee of the Johns Hopkins Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer under the mentorship of Dr. Adrian Dobs. Dr. Andrade is a HIV specialist and clinician at the Moore HIV Clinic, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Andrade is a Co-Principal Investigator at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Unit. She is the Chair of the ACTG 5248 protocol, a multicenter study investigating first-phase viral decay rates in treatment-naïve subjects initiating treatment with raltegravir and emtricitabine /tenofovir disoproxil fumarate: a pilot study. Dr. Andrade is also the protocol pharmacologist of a number of ACTG trials. She is an elected member of the ACTG Optimization of Co-Infection and Co-Morbidity Management and the Neurology Committees. Dr. Andrade has worked internationally providing training on AIDS-related topics in Brazil, India and Africa. She also developed educational materials for the management and treatment of HIV/AIDS and its comorbidities targeted to clinicians in resource poor-settings. Her main areas of research interest involve international AIDS, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and drug interactions with antiretroviral agents and complementary and alternative medicines.

Mónica Guerrero Vázquez, MS, Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Centro SOL, Johns Hopkins University



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