Our Partnered Health Systems

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The RICH LIFE Team

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH

Dr. Lisa Cooper is a  co-PI on the RICH LIFE Project. She is also the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A board-certified general internist and public health researcher,  she has led studies testing the effectiveness of behavioral interventions enhancing physician communication and cultural competence, patient shared decision-making and self-management skills; and health system organizational change, for improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities among socially at-risk populations.

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Jill Marsteller, PhD, MPP

Jill A. Marsteller, PhD, MPP, serves as one of the Co-PIs of the RichLife project and has a background in how to implement evidence-based practices in healthcare settings.  She is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the Carey School of Business.

Romsai Boonyasai, MD, MPH

Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH, FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a co-investigator in the RICH LIFE project.  He has extensive expertise working with primary care teams to improve care for patients with high blood pressure. 

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Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb,
PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN

Dr. Dennison-Himmelfarb is a clinician, nurse educator and Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkin School of Medicine.  She is an internationally recognized expert on the management of hypertension, particularly in high-risk underserved populations.  In addition to serving as investigator or principal investigator on numerous NIH-funded randomized controlled trials, Dr. Dennison-Himmelfarb was a member of the 8th Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-8) and currently serves as a member of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Task Force charged with updating national hypertension guidelines.