About Us


Dannie Ritchie, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor Family Medicine

Lead, Transcultural Community Health Initiative

Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention

For Our Board Members and Partners and others who also work in Community Health Scroll below .

Biography:  Dianne (Dannie) Catherine Ritchie, MD, MPH, a Family Physician, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Brown. She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her training in Family Medicine at the Residency Program of Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein’s College of Medicine. She came to Brown to pursue Health Service Research and she completed her Master’s in Public Health at Brown in 2003.

Dr. Ritchie’s interest is in policies and social conditions that affect our health, our health care system and our well-being. Her work now involves working with Brown students, faculty and the diverse communities of Rhode Island at large to establish collaboration for greater community activity in health promotion. Through her work on the Transcultural Community Health Initiative (TCHI), initiated in 2003, she has created a Community Health Worker (CHW) program, based on nationally recognized core competencies. This program is designed to stand alone or comprise part of an entry level career path for diverse underrepresented communities.

The Relationship of Health Reform and Health Equity

CHI-RI Board

Rochelle Lee

Senior Partner

Bates and Hall Associates

Barbara Bowen

Adult Education Literacy Consultant

Dannie Ritche



 Ben Choiniere 

Unite Rhode Island 

Eugenia Marks

Retired Policy Audobon Society 

Matt Ramirez

Social Enterprise Greenhouse


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