Scott Allen, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Associated Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine and, as current Co-Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights and former Medical Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, a widely recognized expert in the health and healthcare needs of criminal justice-involved populations. As the Medical Director of the Access Clinic in Riverside, Dr. Allen has experience leveraging interprofessional relationships to develop innovative new models of care for vulnerable Californians.
Brandon Brown is an Assistant Professor at the UC Riverside School of Medicine in the Center for Healthy Communities. His research interests include HIV and HPV-related disease epidemiology, cancer prevention among underserved populations, and ethical issues in medical treatment and outbreak situations. He is currently working on developing a syringe exchange program in Southern California, and also very interested in the future impact of the Bonta Bill (condom distribution in all state prisons) on decreasing STD incidence in prisons, particularly HIV.
Greer Sullivan (MD, University of Mississippi, 1980; MSPH, UCLA, 1991; UCLA RWJ Clinical Scholar 1986-88) is a health services researcher who is an Associate Dean for Population Health and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. As the founding Director of the Center for Healthy Communities she will develop the medical school’s health services research program. She directed the South Central VA Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC); a virtual program spanning eight Southern states that aims to improve mental health care in rural areas. She was a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas, and a Visiting Professor at both Tulane and the University of Mississippi. She was previously with the RAND Health Program and continues as an adjunct senior scientist at the RAND Corporation. She has conducted research on vulnerable populations with serious mental illness, such as those who are homeless or incarcerated; and has been involved in a series of studies examining innovative approaches to delivering treatment for anxiety disorders in primary care settings. Most recently Dr. Sullivan has led a community-based program in which mental health providers’ partner with rural clergy to encourage more appropriate use of mental health services and is the PI in a PCORI-funded study of mental health needs of rural African-Americans in the Arkansas Delta region. She has a long record of mentoring junior health services researchers.