Illinois Prevention Research Center: Partnering to Promote Health in Urban Communities

Advisory Boards / Committees

IPRC Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The mission of the Community Advisory Board, in collaboration with the Illinois Prevention Research Center, is to involve and empower families on the Southwest Side of Chicago to create awareness of health concerns and develop leadership to improve the health of the community.

Hector Rico, CAB Chair
Director, Latino Organization of the Southwest

Leopoldo Acosta
Assistant Principal, Edward N. Hurley Elementary

Ida Anger
Senior Program Supervisor, Metropolitan Family Services, Midway Center

Elizabeth Arroyo
Coordinator, Latino Consortium

Mariam Azam
Health Clinic Administrator, Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Dolores Cupp
Principal, Edward N. Hurley Elementary

Sonia Diaz-Rangel
Director, Greater Lawn Community Youth Network

Alfred Rodgers
Latino Organization of the Southwest

Dennis Ryan
Executive Director of Organizational Development, Holy Cross Hospital


IPRC External Advisory Committee

The Illinois Prevention Research Center External Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and oversight on administrative, organizational, and scientific issues. The committee members represent a diversity of experience in conducting community participatory research. The committee's first meeting was held in February 2005. It meets twice a year.

Hector Rico, Co-Chair
Executive Director, Latino Organization of the Southwest

Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH, MD, ScD
Dean, UIC School of Public Health

Dr. George Balch
Principal Director, Balch Associates

Dr. Cynthia Barnes-Boyd
Director, UIC Neighborhoods Initiative

Dr. Ben Gerber
Assistant Professor, UIC Department of Medicine

Dr. Michael Glasser
Assistant Dean and Director, Center for Rural Health Professions, UIC Rural Medical Education

Dr. Timothy Johnson
Director, UIC Survey Research Laboratory

Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez
Associate Director, News Bureau, UIC Office of Public Affairs

James Nelson
Executive Director, Illinois Public Health Association

Camille Odeh
Executive Director, Southwest Youth Collaborative

Dr. Edison Trickett
Professor and Chair, Community Prevention Research Division, UIC Department of Psychology

Dr. Bernard Turnock
Professor, UIC School of Public Health
Director, Center for Public Health Practice

Carmen Velasquez
Executive Director, Alivio Medical Center

Collage of active community members