Health Disparities Committee (HDC) (Special Populations)


Committee Leadership

Working Groups

    Special Interest Groups

    Concept Development
    Leader: Chanita Hughes Halbert

    Older Adult Research
    Leader: William Tew

    Research Implementation (Education/Training/Mentorship)
    Leaders: Kathie-Ann Joseph, William Robinson

    Rural Research

    Leader: TBA (interim contact Kate Yeager)

    Committee Charge

    NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee 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:


    Cultural Competency & Health Disparities Resources

    Health Disparity Meetings and Educational Opportunities

    We are currently not accepting applications for the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee at this time. Please look for announcements in the NRG Broadcasts/Newsletters/Website/Twitter regarding future call for committee members. Please contact the HDC with any questions at:

    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

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