Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities is created by Executive Order No. 2020-55 as an advisory body within the Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
The Task Force will investigate the causes of racial disparities in the impact of COVID-19, recommend actions to address those disparities, and suggest ways to: 
  • Increase transparency in reporting data regarding the racial and ethnic impact of COVID-19. 
  • Remove barriers to accessing physical and mental health care. 
  • Reduce the impact of medical bias in testing and treatment. 
  • Mitigate environmental and infrastructure factors contributing to increased exposure during pandemics resulting in mortality. 
  • Develop and improve systems for supporting long-term economic recovery and physical and mental health care following a pandemic. 
 
The Task Force will continue its work until 90 days after the end of the declared states of emergency and disaster, or such other time as the governor identifies. Appointments are not suject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Statute

Current Members:

 Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist - Chair
 
DHHS Director Robert Gordon or his designee
 
Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive 
 
Brandi Nicole Basket, D.O., Clinton Township
 
Matthew L. Boulton, M.D., Ann Arbor
 
Renée Branch Canady, Ph.D., Lansing 
 
Denise Brooks-Williams, Detroit
 
Dessa Nicole Cosma, Detroit
 
Connie Dang, Jenison
 
Marijata Daniel-Echols, Ph.D., Farmington Hills
 
Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., Flint
 
Audrey E. Gregory, Ph.D., Franklin
 
Whitney Griffin, Detroit
 
Bridget G. Hurd, Southfield  
 
Curtis L. Ivery, Ph.D., Detroit
 
Solomon Kinloch Jr., Oakland Township
 
Jametta Y. Lilly, Detroit
 
Curtis Lipscomb, Detroit 
 
Mona Makki, Dearborn
 
Alycia R. Meriweather, Detroit
 
Randolph Rasch, Ph.D., East Lansing
 
Celeste Sanchez Lloyd, Grand Rapids
 
Jamie Paul Stuck, Scotts
 
Maureen Taylor, Detroit 
 
LaChandra White, Allen Park
 
M. Roy Wilson, M.D., Detroit