REESSI is committed to populations of color across the lifespan.



Assets that support children, youth and young adults of color on successful pathways to and through adulthood.

Assets and protective factors that increase health, wealth and safety in patients of color.



  • Conducted statewide focus groups on modifiable risk factors for obesity in African American women for the Missouri Division of Health and Senior Services. (1999-2000)
  • Designed and evaluated the impact of an influenza immunization intervention that focused on Black seniors for the Missouri Patient Review Organization.(2001 to 2003)
  • Planned and managed a six county community health assessment and survey of 48 Black communities in Southeast Missouri under a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. (2003 to 2005)
  • Conducted a statewide stakeholder assessment in Virginia that focused on preventing colorectal cancer, and collected data from community based health centers that led to the creation of a cancer education and screening directory. (2004 to 2007)
  • Designed and implemented two HIV/STI risk reduction interventions (P.E.A.R.L.S.™ and J.E.W.E.L.S.™) that focus on Black and Latina girls and young women aged 9 to 24. More than 2000 participants. (2004 to 2012)
  • Served as the evaluation and program development consultatnt for the Student National Medical Association−SNMA. (2006 to 2008)
  • Conducted a comprehensive assessment of the health care access needs in North St. Louis under the auspices of the St. Louis African American Aldermanic Caucus and BJC Health Care. (2008-2009)
  • Program Evaluation activities for the Indian Health Services National Health Promotion-Disease Prevention program that serves more than 50,000 beneficiaries. (2008 to 2010)
  • Program planning, evaluation, technical assistance and support for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health for violence risk reduction interventions. (2008 to 2012)
  • Guidance and direction to the Healthy North St. Louis Collaborative through the African American Aldermanic Foundation (3A) in developing a community health strategic plan. (2010-2011)
  • Program Evaluation and Technical Training for the Mid-Atlantic American Friends Service Committee. (2010–2011)
  • Planned and developed the City of St. Louis Health Department's City Wide Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plan for Public Health Accreditation & Youth Violence Prevention (2011-2012)
  • Planned and coordinated the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' State Health Assessment and Elements of the State Health Improvement Plan. (2013)
  • ​REESSI was funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to build a collaborative in the Northern Neck region of Virginia to mitigate the burden of disability and mortality faced by African Americans with multiple chronic conditions. January 2018-December 31, 2019.
  • Planning and developing Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) concepts and products to improve health and social outcomes in under-resourced communities. (2014-2030)
    • ​New Concepts
      • ​LYFE for Youth Virtual Learning and Communications Platform
      • APPS to HEAL for Patients of Color
      • Health in Color TV
      • Digital Learning Pipeline Platform to Advance Children of Color to STEM



To investigate, design, build, evaluate and disseminate pragmatic and evidence-based digital learning and communication solutions that lead to cumulative and sustained health in populations of color.