Millicent Fleming-Moran, PhD

Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Dept. of Epidemiology
3838 N. Rural St., room 809
Indianapolis INUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Millicent Fleming-Moran PhD, is an Epidemiology Researcher, Dept. of Epidemiology, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County is a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist whose research skills in chronic disease health disparities supports public health surveillance and evidence-based planning for a major public health department. She assists the Chronic Disease Division with data and grants development in diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and obesity in adults, and in developing the health department’s 2005 survey of nearly 5,000 county adults in their obesity risk factors. Dr. Moran also evaluates access to care among 55,000 uninsured/ underserved populations cared for in Health and Hospital Corporation’s Health Service. She continues in academic adjunct professorships at two Indiana University graduate epidemiology programs. Dr. Moran is also part the Steering Committee of a community wide coalition, Health by Design, created in 2006 with over 400 organizational partners to address the built environment's influence on citizens' physical activity, and helps develop public education efforts concerning the built environment’s impact on population health. She is also involved in the State Health Department’s working groups drafting Indiana’s Obesity Prevention Plan, including built-environment policy-level strategies. Christina Mushi-Brunt, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Indiana University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Indianapolis campus. She has been funded in her work on behavioral aspects of nutrition in cancer prevention and in addressing health disparities, especially in economically deprived communities. She has been engaged in the research efforts of the state and local minority health coalitions, as researcher and mentor. She has several collaborations with academic clinical and community partners in developing obesity interventions in high risk minority children. Her ongoing research interests are related to community-based participatory research and the intersection between health and place. She is currently leading a research team engaged in exploring the practical and contextual aspects of health knowledge and health knowledge assessment among youth. Her publications and professional presentations include several works on the consumption of fruits and vegetables in adolescent children.