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​​​​Program Advisory Committee

The Program Advisory Committee includes people with expertise in stroke epidemiology, clinical hypertension, behavioral change, nutritional epidemiology, pragmatic trials, biostatistics, health disparities research and community intervention.

The PAC convenes annually to review the overall and project/core specific goals, monitor progress and make recommendations.

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS  

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS
Program Advisory Committee Chair

Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, received his medical degree from the University of Lagos and was a resident in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine. He has published numerous first-authored manuscripts, particularly in the field of secondary stroke prevention, in nationally respected journals.

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Muntu Davis, MD, MPH  

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH
Program Director

Muntu Davis MD, MPH, is currently the Deputy Health Officer and Director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD). He is the lead physician on pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, and public health emergency response planning. 

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  Nicholas P. Jewell, PhD 

Nicholas P. Jewell, PhD
Program Advisory Committee Member

Nicholas P. Jewell, PhD, is Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held various academic and administrative positions at Berkeley since his arrival in 1981, most notably serving as Vice Provost from 1994 to 2000. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he received a first class Honours degree in Applied Mathematics in 1973 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1976.

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Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH 

Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH
Program Advisory Committee Member

Deborah A. Levine, MD, MPH is a practicing general internist and health services researcher who is an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the instructional track (physician scientist), in the Department of Internal Medicine (primary appointment) and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology at U-M.

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  Salina P. Waddy, MD 

Salina P. Waddy, MD
NINDS Scientific Project Director
Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Dr. Salina Waddy is a stroke neurologist who completed her medical doctorate at Columbia University, followed by neurology residency training, a stroke fellowship, and neuro-genetics post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University. She was an Assistant Professor at Emory prior beginning her current position as Health Disparities Program Director in the Office of Clinical Research.

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