VSUPHI Advisory Committee


Bob Duhart, MD
Central Virginia Health Services


Alton Hart, MD, MPH
Virginia Department of Health – Crater District


Kathy Hosig, PhD, MPH, RD
Associate Professor & Director
Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Science,
Public Health Program and Center for Public Health Practice & Research


Kevin Jenkins, PhD
Researcher & Faculty
University of Pennsylvania


Otis W. Kirksey, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDCES

Director of Pharmacy Services for Neighborhood Medical Center and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Practice at Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health​​​​​​​


Carmen C. McGee, MD, FACOG
Board Certified OB/GYN
Northside Gwinnet Women’s Health, Atlanta, GA 


Clifford Morris, MD
Morris Cardiovascular & Risk Reduction Center

Randolph F.R. Rasch, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing
Michigan State University


Idris T. Robinson, MPH
Director, Global Health Programs
Director, Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program
Drexel University


Juan Rojas, DDS
General Dentistry
Heavenly Smiles Dentistry​​​​​, LLC 



Derrick Scott, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Delaware State University


Andre Stevenson, MSW MPH PhD
Professor of Social Work, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Elizabeth City State University


Mohammad R. Torabi, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dean, School of Public Health
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington


Dr. Gwendolyn Wooden
G.A. Wooden & Associates (Retired)

VSUPHI Resources

VSUPHI Steering Committee

VSUPHI Steering Committee

The VSUPHI will address the public health deficiencies in the immediate Central Virginia area and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in underserved communities where there is a significant need.

Current VSU Participants on the Steering Committee

VSUPHI Advisory Committee

VSUPHI Advisory Committee

The VSUPHI seeks to support underserved communities with focus on African Americans, lower-income populations, rural communities, and overall racial inequality.

Current VSU Advisory Committee