Faculty Fellows

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Dan Schober PhD, MPH

Director   |   DePaul University

Dan serves as the Director of the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative. His work in violence prevention began as a graduate student. He was inspired by the dedication of his child maltreatment collaborators to conduct research while taking action. He quickly saw the importance of this work on population health. 

His research has focused on health disparities driven by violence and chronic disease. Dan’s work in violence prevention has involved participatory research with federal, state, and local partners to: build capacity for preventing domestic violence, document the effects of statewide child sexual abuse initiatives, and evaluate an adaptation of Ceasefire in Kansas City, MO. Dan is currently a fellow at Sinai Urban Health Institute, where he is leading research on black-white disparities in homicide and suicide across the 30 largest cities in the United States.

Dan is an Assistant Professor in DePaul University’s Master of Public Health Program (in the Social Epidemiology concentration). He teaches graduate courses in public health, program design, and health & behavior theory. He earned his PhD from the University of Kansas in Behavioral Psychology and his Master of Public Health degree in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. 
 

 

Ashley is a pediatric critical care physician with an expertise in pediatric injury prevention and a passion for advocacy.  She completed pediatric residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/ Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where she developed an interest in advocacy. She then completed her critical care fellowship at the Seattle Children’s Hospital during which she also obtained an MS in Health Services at the University of Washington. During fellowship, Ashely was a member of the Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center working collaboratively on projects evaluating pediatric firearm injuries. She is currently a member of the Chicago Committee on Trauma and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. She lives and works in Chicago, IL where she is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University Children’s Hospital.

Ashley Wolf, MD

Terry is proud native of Chicago’s Greater Englewood and Woodlawn communities and currently serves as one of four Faculty Fellows of the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative.Terry has firsthand experience of lives taken due to acts of gun violence and has committed his professional career to serving the state of Illinois as a Peace Officer for the past 14 years.

 

Terry currently serves on the Greater Englewood’s Quality of Life Plan Health and Wellness Taskforce. He focuses on engaging with the people within the community through utilizing the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to develop and implement different strategies for enhancing social cohesion and social capital.

 

Terry’s work also focuses on the prevalence of identified disparities in health outcomes within Chicago neighborhoods due to structural violence. Through collaborative efforts with communities, his project objectives are aimed to develop and implement both innovative preventive and intervention strategies to promote health equity.

Terry Williams, MPH

 

Myles is a Program Manager for the Health Equity and Assessment Research strategy at Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), the research arm of Sinai Health System in Chicago’s West Side. There, his public health interests in community-based health disparities and violence prevention further developed. He supported various community-based projects including the dissemination of Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0 and various community health needs assessments; conducted research on non-fatal firearm injuries at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Emergency Department; and facilitated the Research Activism for Youth (RAY) program, a summer program that exposes high school-aged youth from Chicago’s West Side to community-based research, health disparities, and advocacy. 
 
Myles obtained his Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Practice at DePaul University. He took part in the inaugural CGVRC Fellowship program as a student fellow and then later as a student fellow mentor. He is also a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Epidemiology course at Northwestern University.

Myles Castro, MPH

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Fernando DeMaio, DePaul University and American Medical Association

  • Helen Margellos-Anast, Sinai Urban Health Institute

  • Roberta Rakove, Rakove and Strassberger

  • Joshua Salzmann, Northeastern University

  • Camille Williamson, Adler University

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