Health and Wellness Initiative
Dr. Djuana Harvell is a be well/be EPIC Project Manager for the Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities. She is responsible for managing all project activities of a Center for Disease Control and Prevention funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative. This effort is aimed to demonstrate the impact of creating access to opportunities for physical activity on reducing health disparities among African-Americans. She was previously a research associate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver where her research areas were breast cancer and HIV. Dr. Harvell graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and in 2001, earned a Ph.D. in Pathology and Microbiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a leader in her community and is passionate about building community connections and community engagement to improve the quality of health of individuals. She serves on numerous community boards including: Co-Chair of the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council VIII, Immediate Past President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Denver Alumnae Chapter, a public service organization, and President of the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association Greater Denver Chapter. Some of her numerous awards and acknowledgements include the “Torch of Excellence” Service Award, “Irma Kelly Hudson Image” Community Award, the Denver Urban Spectrum’s African American’s Who are Making a Difference Award, and the “Women of Distinction” Award by the Girl Scouts of Colorado. She is also a graduate of the Colorado Black Chamber’s Chamber Connect Leadership Program and was recently accepted as a fellow in the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership Advanced Leadership Training Program.
Djuana Harvell, be EPIC Project Manager