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Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education and Policy

Edited by Dr. Peggy Valentine, Winston-Salem State University

Frequency: Spring and Fall

Latest Issue: Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2019

Size: 7.25 x 9.5

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 2475-2843


The Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity is a publication from the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. Its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of factors that promote or constrain the development and sustainability of a diverse health professions workforce. The journal is directed toward educators, policy makers and the health community. It is a bi-annual published source of information on maximizing recruitment and retention of culturally diverse health professions and students in the healthcare professional areas. For more information visit the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University’s web page for the journal.

logos for Winston-Salem State University and the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc.Dr. Peggy Valentine is Dean and Professor of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University.

The journal is sponsored by the National Association of Medical Minority Educators and the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity.

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Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM,  Winston-Salem State University

Associate Editor

Capri G. Foy, PhD, MS, Wake Forest University

Managing Editor & Art/Layout Editor

Elijah Onsomu, MPH, PhD, CHES, Winston-Salem State University

Assistant to the Acting Managing Editor

Dorothy Hinnant, MSOT(C), Winston-Salem State University

Copy Editor

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Editorial Board

Leslie Allison, PT, PhD, Winston-Salem State University
Stephen Aragon, PhD, Winston-Salem State University
JoAnne Banks, PhD, RN, Winston-Salem State University
Elizabeth Brown, PhD, Tennessee State University
Lenora Campbell, PhD, RN, North Carolina A&T State University
Vera Campbell, PhD, Hampton University
Lee Caplan, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Cheryl Davis, DHA, Tuskegee University
Vanessa Duren-Robinson, PhD, MS, Winston-Salem State University
Christopher Edwards, PhD, BCIAC, IABMCP, Duke University Medical Center
Cynthia Hughes Harris, PhD, Florida A&M University
Denisha L. Hendricks, PhD, Kentucky State University
Owen Johnson, DrPH, Tennessee State University
Francis Abuga Ndemo, PhD, Hampton University
Elijah Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES, Winston-Salem State University
Shelly Powers, PA-C, MC, Howard University
Joan Reede, MD, Harvard University
Peggy Valentine, EdD, FASAHP, Winston-Salem State University
Ellen Yancey, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Bernadette Williams York, PT, DSC, GCS, Alabama State University


Cedric Bright, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lester Brigman, DNP
Doris Boutain, PhD, RN, University of Washington
Vivian Carter, PhD, MHR, Tuskegee University
Robin Dock, PhD, LPC, LPC-S, ACS, CRC, Winston-Salem State University
Deana Evans, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
John L. Garland, PhD, BCC, GCDF, Alabama State University
Susan Hall, RNC, MSN, Winston-Salem State University
Mark Hand, PhD, RN, Durham Technical Community College
Jennifer Johnson, DNP, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jennifer Jones-Locklear, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Kimya Nance, PhD, RN, Winston-Salem State University
TaKasha Railey, RN, MSN, CCRN, Winston-Salem State University

Table of Contents

Spring 2019: Volume 12, Number 1

Editor’s Foreword

Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce can Mitigate Health Disparities
Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD, FACSM

NAMME President’s Foreword

In the Pipeline vs On the Pathway
Charles N. Collier, Jr., MS

Original Research

Analysis of the Curriculum of a Summer Pipeline Program for Economically Disadvantaged Premedical Students in the Bronx, NY
Care Stephenson-Hunter, PhD
Tara Reyes Adams, BA
Stacey Franco, BA
H. Dean Hosgood, PhD
Nereida Correa, MD, MPH

Perceived Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Health Behaviors in Black College Students
Rhonda Robinson, DNP, MSN, NP-C
Kristina Roberson, DNP, MPA, APRN, NP-C
Elijah O. Onsomu, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES
Catherine Dearman, PhD, RN, CNS
Yolanda M. Nicholson, DNP, NP-C
Amanda Alise Price, PhD
Vanessa Duren-Winfield, PhD, MS

Using Simulation to Teach Biosafety and Interprofessional Principles to Students Underrepresented in the Healthcare Professions
Matthew Fifolt, PhD, MEd
Marjorie L. White, MD, MPPA, MA
Lisa C. McCormick, DrPH, MPH

Impact of Physical and Occupational Therapy Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Treatment in a Pro-Bono Clinic: A Pilot Study
Nancy Smith, PhD, DPT
Hamdy Radwan, PT, PhD
Heidi Petro, DPT
Paula Ibe, DPT
Elizabeth Fain, EdD, OTR/L

Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion

Time to Reconsider the Word Minority in Academic Medicine
Sylk Sotto-Santiago, EdD, MBA, MPS

Special Report Interview

“Everybody Has a Purpose”: A Conversation with Rev. William Kearney
JoAnn Banks, PhD, RN


The BioCORE Scholars Program: Improving persistence and academic performance of underrepresented students in Biology
Elena Brezynski, PhD
Eric Long, PhD
Mary J. Allen, MS-Ed
Derek Wood, PhD

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