Internal Advisory Board

TCHER Internal Advisory Board

Jane Bolin, Ph.D., JD, RN

Professor, Health Policy & Management, Texas A&M College of Nursing

Director, Southwest Rural Health Research Center & Health Policy Research Program, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Research Interests: Chronic disease, disability, Medicaid insurance, health law, ethics and compliance

Jane Bolin, Ph.D., JD, RN

B. Lee Green, Jr., Ph.D. - Special Advisor

Vice President, Moffitt Diversity, and Professor, Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Green founded the Texas A&M Center for the Study of Health Disparities (CSHD) prior to his move to Moffitt.  

Dr. Green’s research interests focus on health promotion and disease prevention in the minority communities, particularly minority participation in clinical trials and research studies. As a result of Dr. Green’s work in the area of minority participation in clinical trials and research studies, he was invited to be a participant on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee and was invited to the White House for the formal governmental apology. He serves on various national and regional advisory boards. (Read more)

Lovell A. Jones, Ph.D. - Special Advisor

Director, The Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (CHEER), Office of the Vice President for Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson).

Director, Reproductive Biology Program, Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston.


  • Department of Health Disparities Research, MD Anderson
  • Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, MD Anderson
  • Graduate School of Social Work, University of Houston

Chair, Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research & Training (HDEART) Consortium

Founder, Biennial Symposium Series on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer

Founding Co-chair, Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group focused on minorities, the medically underserved and cancer.

Dr. Jones was the first director to lead the Congressionally Mandated Center for Research on Minority Health. Since then, he epitomizes success in the realm of research, training, education and outreach activities aimed to achieve health equity.

Tim Lightfoot, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

Director, Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance

Dr. Lightfoot has published over 50 scientific, peer-reviewed articles on the genetics of daily physical activity and exercise endurance, as well as the physiological response to high-G exposure and hemorrhage and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on the genetics of physical activity. His lab also has an unique interest in the physiological responses of motorsports athletes to the race environment.