Shiriki K. Kumanyika PhD, MPH

Shiriki K. Kumanyika is Founder and Chair of the Council on Black Health (CBH), formerly the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network, a national network of academic scholars and community research partners based in approximately 20 states around the nation.


Our members are at the forefront of conducting research that challenges conventional wisdom related to changing health outcomes in Black communities. CBH will use research findings to develop and evaluate novel solutions that work in metropolitan areas with large Black populations as well as rural Black communities. We will make research actionable.