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Executive Committee & Staff

The Executive Committee meets monthly to screen practice-based research studies and collaborate with researchers on ways to engage community clinicians in research.

Research Co-Directors

Kevin Fiscella, MD MPH GR-PBRN Co-Director Schaffer

Kevin Fiscella, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Stanley Schaffer, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Clinical Co-Directors

Carlos Swanger, MD GR-PBRN Co-Director noronha

Carlos Swanger, MD

Clinton Crossings Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Gary J. Noronha, MD

Rochester Internal Medicine Associates

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Network Coordinator

Karen Vitale, MSEd, NCC

Network Coordinator, GR-PBRN

At-Large Members

Thomas McInerny, MD MPH GRPBRN Executive Committee Tom Campbell, MD GRPBRN Executive Committee

Thomas McInerny, MD

Associate Chair, Pediatrics

Thomas L. Campbell, MD

Chair, Dept. of Family Medicine


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Contact Us

Center for Community Health
Karen Vitale, MSEd
Network Coordinator
46 Prince St
Rochester, NY 14607


(585) 224-3056 (phone)
(585) 244-9532 (fax)