Academic Advisory Council

Advancing health equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ and other under-served aging communities is core to CHAI’s mission. Our Academic Advisory Council (AAC) brings together scholars and thought leaders in the research, teaching and science of aging and health equity.

The Academic Advisory Council informs and shapes strategic priorities of the Equity and Community Engagement Core by:

  • Contributing cultural expertise
  • Sharing research on inequities, reducing disparities and advancing equity
  • Exploring innovations that improve the quality of care and life for diverse populations
  • Translating research into practice by identifying opportunities (policy, programs, and quality of care) to dismantle racist systems
  • Discussing promising practices and innovations in health outcomes for BIPOC, LGBTQ, and underserved communities
  • Providing review and feedback on the Strategic Plan

Individuals from the University of Minnesota (faculty, researcher, staff, postdoctoral fellows, PhD. candidates and Alumni). Faculty is inclusive of Professor Emeritus and retired academics.

External faculty and scholars with expertise in aging services, DEI, cultural community engagement, health equity, and anti-racism research, intervention, programs or policy.

CHAI will meet with each member of the council individually once a year to ensure timely communications and achievement of mutual benefit.

The Academic Advisory Council will meet twice a year as a group for 90 minutes. We are seeking members who can make at least a two-year commitment.

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