Executive Board

The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center

has a core leadership team of two representatives

from each of the three university campuses and

Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP):


DrKey2.jpg Kent Key, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Office of Community Scholars and Partnerships at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in the Division of Public Health. His professional tenure includes: a Community Engaged Fellow/Clinical Research Associate at the University of Michigan Medical School; a 2016 Culture of Health Leaders Fellowship and Invest Health Initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Dr. Key's research interests includes Health Disparities, Translational, and Community-Engaged Research.

E. Yvonne Lewis, a founding member of the Community Based Organization Partners, who has more than 20 years of experience working with institutional and community partners in Flint.

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Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health based in Flint, epidemiologist and professor in the Michigan State University Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Human Medicine.


Laura Carravallah, MD,. Faculty, Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and clinic preceptor, Hurley Medical Center Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

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Rebecca Cunningham, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Dr. Cunningham leads multiple Flint-based CDC and NIH grants to assess the mental health needs of the community, often in partnership with Hurley Medical Center.


Marc Zimmerman, Ph.D., professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Each brings to the HFRCC 20 years of experience working in the Flint community. and Dr. Zimmerman directs the Prevention Research Center of Michigan and the CDC-funded Youth Violence Prevention Center, both based in Flint.


Suzanne Selig, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., professor and director of the University of Michigan Flint Public Health and Health Sciences Program, has worked in the Flint community for more than 30 years.


Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Ph.D., assistant professor and research program manager in the University of Michigan Flint public health sciences program, brings expertise in social epidemiology biostatistics.