Steering Committee

The Steering Committee guides the strategic priorities of the Institute, identifies resources and partnerships to support the goals of the Institute, forms subcommittees to plan selected initiatives. (e.g.,  grant proposals, projects, conferences, workshops) and works with research teams in performing community-based research.

Timothy Murphy, MD

Director, Senior Associate Dean and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHN-CS

Clinical Professor of Nursing

University at Buffalo School of Nursing

Heather Orom, PhD

Associate Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Relations

Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

Samuel Abramovitch, PhD

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

Diane Elze, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Kelly Patterson, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Brittany Perez, OTD, OTR/L

Director of Outreach and Engagement

University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

Christopher St. Vil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Social Work

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Lawrence J Zielinski, MBA

Executive in Residence

University at Buffalo School of Management

Samantha L Nephew, MA.

Samantha L Nephew, MA

Healthcare Advocate

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater New York Hospital Association

Jamie Rackl

Director of Family Engagement and Professional Development

EPIC