Dr. Kiran C. Patel

Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) is proud to acknowledge our research and collaborations that promote diversity and inclusion within our medical school, across campus, in local communities, and nationally. We are working on the following projects:

Active Projects

Project summary

The goal is to perform, disseminate, and measure the impact of research, discovery, innovation, education, and community health interventions that integrate social determinants of health and social needs into clinical care to eliminate health disparities, improve access to care, and achieve health equity for all, especially for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Principal Investigator François Sainfort, Ph.D., FACHE (fsainfort@nova.edu)
Co-Investigators Amanda Chase, Ph.D.; William Hawks, Ed.D.; Arkene Levy, Ph.D.; Stuart Marcus, M.D., FACS; Timothy Page, Ph.D.
Funding mechanism Health Foundation South Florida

Project summary This project aims to enhance the cultural competencies of NSU MD students by expanding curricular training focused on the medical needs, health equity, and health system issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) population.
Principal Investigator Arkene Levy, Ph.D. (alevy1@nova.edu)
Co-Investigators Chasity O’Malley, Ph.D.; Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.; Samiksha Prasad, Ph.D.; Suzanne Templer, D.O.
Funding mechanism International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)

Project summary The overall goal of this opioids and substance abuse prevention program is to prevent opioid and substance abuse in youth, ages 11-18 years, in the uniquely diverse South Florida tri-county region of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties, by increasing community awareness and educating youth, including ethnic and gender/sexual minorities, families, youth-serving professionals, and caregivers.
Principal Investigator Arkene Levy, Ph.D. (alevy1@nova.edu)
Co-Investigators Timothy Page, Ph.D.; Michael Parker, Ph.D.; Francois Sainfort, Ph.D.
Student involvement Cathaerina Appadoo M4, Solina Pierre-Gilles M4, Diti Patel M3, Luiza Palmieri M2, Saad Masud M2
Funding mechanism Florida Blue Foundation

Past Projects

Project summary This project aims to collaborate with the local Sunshine Social Services (SunServe) organization to promote better health care outcomes for LGBTQ seniors in Broward County, and to enhance awareness around the healthcare challenges faced by this population.
Principal Investigator Arkene Levy, PhD (alevy1@nova.edu)
Co-Investigators Chasity O’Malley, Ph.D.; Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.; Justin Maki, Ph.D.; Samiksha Prasad, Ph.D.; Suzanne Templer, D.O.
Student involvement Jacob Oster M4, Heidi Kiziah M3
Funding mechanism NSU Quality of Life Faculty Community Based Applied Research Grant