CCPH is excited to share with you The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health has selected CCPH Board Chair, Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, as its new chief engagement officer. We want to be among the first to congratulate our board chair as he starts to lead All of Us in its program efforts to foster relationships with participants, communities, researchers, and providers across the U.S. to help build one of the largest, most diverse health databases of its kind to study health and illness.While serving as CCPH board chair, Dr. Watson was associate executive director of the Mile Square Health Center, a group of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Chicago affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. He also served as the associate director of community outreach and engagement for the University of Illinois Cancer Center and as a research assistant professor in the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health. Beyond his work with UIC, he has served as co-lead of the All of Us Engagement Core at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, cultivating positive relationships with the program’s participant ambassadors. At All of Us, Dr. Watson will lead the Division of Engagement and Outreach. In this role, he will oversee the program’s strong network of community partners, participant ambassadors, and research organizations with a focus on engaging people and communities who have been left out of medical research in the past and inviting them to help drive new biomedical discoveries.
Read more about our Board Chair, Karriem Watson, DHSc, here.