Health Disparities Committee (HDC) (Special Populations)


Working Groups

    Special Interest Groups

    Concept Development
    Leader: Chanita Hughes Halbert

    Older Adult Research
    Leader: William Tew

    Research Implementation (Education/Training/Mentorship)
    Leader: William Robinson

    Rural Research

    Leader: Na Tosha Gatson

    Committee Charge

    NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee's primary goals are to:
    • Develop research to address health disparities to improve cancer care and outcomes for underserved populations
    • Improve access to cancer clinical trials by increasing enrollment of underserved populations to clinical trials

    For more information about the Health Disparities Committee, click here.

    If you have any questions for the HDC, or would like to discuss your concept idea, developing and conducting health disparities research and/or participating in any of the NRG HDC activities, please contact us at:


    Resources that have been recommended by members of the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee are available by clicking here (login required).


    Introductory Message from Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, MS, RN Chair, NRG Health Disparity Committee presented during the NRG Oncology Winter HDC meeting (1-28-2021). Click here to view.

    The NRG Oncology Health Equity New Investigator Mentor Program for Underrepresented Minority Scholars. Click here to read the announcement.

    National Medical Association Cobb Scholars Program is seeking to engage residents, fellows and assistant professors who are members of racial/ethnic minorities. To join the contact Dr. Mitchell ( or see the following website.

    Cultural Competence Workshops  (login required)

    Committee Members

    Kevin Albuquerque
    Noel Arring
    Oluwole Babatunde
    Victoria Bae-Jump
    Jeannine Brant
    Reena Cecchini
    Martha Duncan
    Steven Chang
    Kavita Dharmarajan
    Tiffany Elsea
    Dorothy Erlanger
    John Farley
    Na Tosha Gatson
    Jennifer Griggs
    Jordan Holmes
    Kathie Ann Joseph
    Jolinta Lin
    Shearwood McClelland, III
    Edith Mitchell
    Samilia Obeng-Gyasi
    Motolani Ogunsanya
    Ikenna Okereke
    Bridget Oppong
    Electra Paskett
    Krupal Patel
    Mack Roach III
    William Russell Robinson III
    Nina Niu Sanford
    Mary Scroggins
    Jennifer Shah
    William Tew
    Sarah Tucker Price
    Walker Eleanor
    Donna White
    Kate Yeager

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