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Gaurav Dave, DrPH, MD

Gaurav Dave, DrPH, MD   

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Dr. Dave is affiliated with The American Evaluation Association, American Public Health Association, and The UNC Center for Health Equity Research. Expertise/Research Interests: Dr. Dave is the Administrative Director of the Community Academic Resources for Engaged Scholarship Services at the NC TraCS Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill funded by the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA). He is an expert in the field of formative and summative evaluation of multi-level, multi-component and multi-contextual health programs and interventions. He has over eight years of evaluation and over 10 years of clinical and public health practice experience. He has successfully applied principles of community engagement and participatory research approaches in his evaluation practice. Currently, he serves as the Evaluation chair for HRSA’s Region 3 Southeast Regional NBS and Genetics Collaborative. As the principal evaluator, Dr. Dave has worked on projects all over the U.S., including HRSA-funded Newborn Screening and Sickle Cell Disease Program, CDC’s Registry and Surveillance System for Hemoglobinopathies project and DHHS’s Community Initiative to Eliminate Stroke.

Dr. Dave has a medical degree from the University of Pune, India and worked as an emergency room physician in Mumbai, before coming to the U.S. in 2004. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed a Masters and a Doctorate in Public Health in 2006 and 2011 respectively, with a concentration in public health, community-based prevention research and evaluation. Dr. Dave’s research interests includes the Evaluation, Systems Science, and Methods Research to reduce disparities associated with Cardiovascular Diseases, Hypertension and Sickle Cell Disease.

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July 2020

A Taste of eGNA: Now Expanding with Project ECHO

A Taste of eGNA: Now Expanding with Project ECHO

The Southeast Regional Genetics Network (SERN) is ready to launch its first Project ECHO platform for genetic disorders. Our first pilot project will focus on a multidisciplinary medical education approach focused on training genetic metabolic providers. We are currently recruiting for the Genetic Nutrition ECHO program which will launch in the fall of 2020. We hosted an ECHO methodology demonstration on Wednesday, April 29 where more than 300 genetic professionals, public health professionals, and other providers registered to learn more about Project ECHO. We had three case presenters from different institutions, active audience participation, and faculty experts who provided recommendations. If you are a genetic professional, currently seeing patients, we would like your help in completing the Genetic Nutrition ECHO Needs Assessment.

In addition, if you are interested in further educational opportunities, you will be directed to complete the Participant Interest Form after completing the needs assessment, which the ECHO team will use to enroll the first trainee cohort for the program and interested members will be provided with more details. For any further questions please contact

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