Randa Kutob, MD
Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.
Disclosure: Dr. Kutob states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
John Bormanis, PhD is a freelance writer and medical editor. He received his doctorate in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies from the University of Arizona.
Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, MD, MA is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, as well as Associate Medical Director of West Side Community Health Services in St. Paul, MN. She has extensive experience in multi-cultural curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. She is a published author in the area of culturally competent diabetes care for Hmong adults and is also co-editor of a multicultural case book on culturally responsive care, Healing by Heart: Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Family and Western Providers.
Randa Kutob, MD Dr. Kutob is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Director of the Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine with extensive teaching, clinical work, and research in the arena of cross-cultural care and chronic disease prevention and treatment.
Colette Marie Sims, PhD is a cultural-medical anthropologist currently appointed as Research Associate and Faculty in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is also an NIH-Post-Doctoral Fellow for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She specializes in research among racial/ethnic populations and health education to increase understandings of the socio-cultural factors that influence the receipt of optimal care and individual health behavior.
Past Diabetes Consultant/Reviewer
Hussein Yassine, MD is a Fellow at the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a member of the Graduate Medical education Committee at the College of Medicine. He is also a post doctoral fellow in diabetes research at the University of Arizona.
Past Cultural Competency Consultants
Robert C. Like, MD, MS is Professor and Director of the Department of Family Medicine's Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a practicing family physician with a background in medical anthropology and is nationally known for his work in the area of culturally competent health care, medical education, and primary care health services research. He currently serves as the Medical Society of New Jersey's representative to the AMA/NMA/NHMA National Commission to End Healthcare Disparities and was the principal author of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's Recommended Core Curriculum Guidelines on Culturally Sensitive and Competent Health Care. He has provided technical assistance to numerous academic medical centers and health care organizations both in the United States and abroad.
Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH is Director for the National Diversity Institute for Culturally Competent Care at Kaiser Permanente. She co-authored the article "Cultural Humility vs. Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Medical Education," a product of lessons learned in her work with the Multicultural Program at Children's Hospital, Oakland. Dr. Tervalon is a board certified pediatrician with experience and expertise in multicultural health and health disparities, clinical instruction, business consultation, public speaking, and process facilitation.
John Harris Jr., MD, MBA is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.