University of California, Riverside

Center for Healthy Communities



Meet the Center for Healthy Communities Team


Meet the CHC Director, Faculty and Staff

  • Greer Sullivan

    Greer Sullivan, M.D., M.S.P.H. • Director

    greer.sullivan@ucr.edu
    Greer Sullivan is a health services researcher who is an associate dean for population health, professor of psychiatry, and the William R. Johnson, Jr. and S. Sue Johnson endowed cair 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.
    Read the biography of Greer Sullivan
  • Christina Reaves

    Christina Reaves, M.P.H. • Deputy Director

    christina.reaves@ucr.edu
    Christina Reaves came to the University of California, Riverside in 2014 with more than nine years of experience as a research project director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
    Read the biography of Christina Reaves
  • Juliet McMullin

    Juliet McMullin, Ph.D. • Assoc. Dir. for Community Engagement

    juliet.mcmullin@ucr.edu
    Professor Juliet McMullin is a cultural and medical anthropologist who has worked at UC Riverside since 2004 and who joined the Center for Healthy Communities in 2014. McMullin's research interests include the political economy of health and the role of narrative in medical encounters.
    Read the biography of Juliet McMullin
  • Ashaunta Anderson

    Ashaunta Anderson, M.D., M.P.H. • Assistant Professor

    ashaunta.anderson@ucr.edu
    Ashaunta Anderson is a pediatrician and member of the clinical faculty at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine whose research explores the origins of health disparities in the social environments of early childhood. Her work is particularly focused on the impact of early school readiness on later academic achievement and related health outcomes. She is interested in the ways parents, health care providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders interact to support school readiness in all children.
    Read the biography of Ashaunta Anderson
  • Priya Batra

    Priya Batra, M.D., M.S. • Assistant Professor in Residence

    priya.batra@ucr.edu
    Priya Batra, M.D., M.S., is an assistant professor in residence at the UCR School of Medicine and the Center for Healthy Communities.
    Read the biography of Priya Batra
  • Brandon Brown

    Brandon Brown, Ph.D. • Assistant Professor

    brandon.brown@ucr.edu
    Brandon Brown is a health services researcher with an interest in global health who is an assistant professor in the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.
    Read the biography of Brandon Brown
  • Ann Cheney

    Ann Cheney, Ph.D. • Assistant Professor

    ann.cheney@ucr.edu
    Ann Cheney is a health services researcher who is an assistant professor in the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.
    Read the biography of Ann Cheney
  • Bruce Link

    Bruce Link, Ph.D. • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy

    bruce.link@ucr.edu
    Bruce Link interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. Currently he is conducting research aimed at understanding health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for people with mental illnesses, and the connection between mental illnesses and violent behaviors.
    Read the biography of Bruce Link
  • Andrew Subica

    Andrew Subica, Ph.D. • Assistant Professor

    andrew.subica@ucr.edu
    Andrew Subica is a health services researcher and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.
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Administrative and Research Support Staff

  • Erin Munro

    Erin Munro • Project Coordinator

    erin.munro@ucr.edu
    Erin Munro is the project coordinator and regulatory specialist for the center. She has a master’s in media studies with an emphasis in public health communications from California State University, Fullerton. She is looking forward to continuing her research with community-based organizations.
  • Rita Rodriguez

    Rita Rodriguez • Administrative Assistant

    rita.rodriguez@ucr.edu
    Rita Rodriguez is the administrative assistant for the Center for Healthy Communities. She has a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Riverside and a master’s in public relations from Cal Baptist University. She worked at the UCR School of Medicine Dean's Office prior to joining the center.

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