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Julia E. Iyasere, MD, MBA
Executive Director
Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian

Dr. Julia Iyasere brings more than a decade of experience to her role as head of the Dalio Center for Health Justice at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Previously, she was the associate chief medical officer for service lines and co-director of the care team office. She also served as director of the Leadership Education and Development Program for Physicians Academy, associate designated institutional official for graduate medical education at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and associate program director of the Columbia Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

An assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Iyasere continues to see patients as an internist in the hospital medicine section.

 

Theresa Green, PhD, MBA
Director of Community Health Policy and Education
URMC Center for Community Health

Dr. Theresa Green is the director of community health education and policy at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Community Health & Prevention and assistant professor of public health sciences and clinical nursing. Green’s research interests focus on the intersection of healthcare delivery and non-medical determinants of health, particularly through community engagement and effective policies and systems change. Focusing on community-engaged learning, Green examines and supports experiential practicums and service-learning with the community for medical, nursing and graduate students. 

Green co-led the successful application for the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification awarded for the first time to the University of Rochester in January 2020. She also created an open online course, Community Engagement in Research and Population Health, and is currently leading health equity education initiatives for residents and fellows in the medical center as an American Medical Association Systems Science Scholar.

Green also leads the Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning process and implementation for Monroe County. In addition, she chairs the Healthcare Association of New York State’s Community Health Task Force for community benefits. She currently serves as the president of the board of health for Monroe County.

Before coming to Rochester, Green was the director of community health planning for a local health department in southwest Michigan, and has a clinical background as a certified anesthesiologist assistant with more than 20 years of clinical experience. 

 

HANYS staff

Maria Baum
Project Manager, Advancing Healthcare Excellence and Inclusion
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Morgan Black, MPA
Director, Advancing Healthcare Excellence and Inclusion
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Rachael Brust
Project Manager, Advancing Healthcare Excellence and Inclusion
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Kira Cramer
Project Manager, Advancing Healthcare Excellence and Inclusion
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Christina Miller-Foster, MPA
Senior Director, Quality Advocacy, Research and Innovation
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Kathleen Rauch, RN, MSHQS, BSN, CPHQ
Vice President, Quality Advocacy, Research and Innovation and Post-acute and Continuing Care
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