Coordinating Center PI
Dr. Tita is UAB Mary Heersink Endowed Chair of Global Health, Director of the Mary Heersink Institute of Global Health and the Heersink School of Medicine Associate Dean for Global Health and Women’s Health. As Professor of Ob/Gyn and Senior Vice-Chair for Research and Innovation, he also leads the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health. His background is in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiology and Global Health and his research is focused on improving health outcomes and equity for women and infants. Dr. Tita has led and continues to lead the design and conduct of collaborative multi-site and single-site clinical trials and observational studies that influence practice and policy globally. He also co-leads the Cameroon Health Initiative at UAB, a multidisciplinary venture to improve health care in collaboration with Cameroon partners. Dr. Tita serves or has served as consultant editor for the Green Journal and consultant for the World Health Organization, NIH (including on the NICHD National Advisory Council) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also served a term on the leadership team of the MFM Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tita is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).He serves as the Principal Investigator for the P3 EQUATE HERN Network.
University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Center for Women’s Reproductive Health (CWRH)
Based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Coordinating Center collaborates with cores and project investigators to manage key functions of the P3 EQUATE Network. These functions include facilitating and monitoring collaborative protocol development and implementation, data management and statistical analysis for all projects, communication and collaboration among projects, network logistics, resource sharing, and dissemination of findings.
ConnectionHealth is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was founded in December 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. ConnectionHealth is dedicated to recruiting, training, employing, and deploying Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address the needs of Alabama’s most vulnerable citizens. Currently, ConnectionHealth works with underserved African American communities in Jefferson County and the Black Belt Region of rural Alabama, providing community-based support with the goal of assisting clients to achieve healthier lives. As a community partner ConnectionHealth will leverage its network of partnerships for this project. We are delighted to be included as a substantive partner in the network to develop community-based interventions to improve maternal and infant health.
Trinita Ashford, MPH
“NC A&T is committed to exemplary learning, creative research, and project initiatives that focus on eliminating disparities for marginalized populations. The very core of being a land grant Historically Black College and University (HBCU) means reaching into communities and providing teaching, research, and outreach opportunities. We are delighted to be included in a substantive manner with the network to assist with the development of an interprofessional educational intervention, focused on maternal and infant health.”
Interim Director of Sponsored Programs
North Carolina A&T State University
Coordinating Center Team
Melodie Hunter, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Rosylen Quinney, CCRC, CNA, CMA
Clinical Research Coordinator II
Office Associate II