Chara Chamie, MPH
Arizona Office of Health Disparities Research
Mayo Clinic

Ms. Chara Chamie is a health equity program manager for the Mayo Clinic’s Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research and Office of Community Engagement in Research. In this role, she collaborates with community partners and identifies community needs, with a special emphasis on underserved and underrepresented populations. She also supports clinicians, researchers, and staff on their research project, assists with strategic planning and grant development activities, and serves as a liaison to statewide and community-based coalitions.

Ms. Chamie earned an MPH from the University of Arizona and has over 18 years of experience in public health. Her previous positions include cardiac research in an emergency department at University Medical Center and community health outreach in low-income areas with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. She also held several positions at the Washington State Department of Health, including as a maternal/child health evaluator, coordinator of heart disease and stroke programs with an emphasis on rural/urban disparities, coordinator of chronic disease prevention efforts focusing on tobacco cessation, nutrition, and physical activity, and as a health educator of various public health topics.

Ms. Chamie has extensive event and conference planning experience. She organizes the annual Arizona Health Equity Conference that attracts approximately 300 professionals each year. She closely collaborates with a team of 15 nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to reducing health disparities in Arizona. Ms. Chamie enjoys connecting individuals, maximizing growth opportunities, and aligning public health efforts with research and clinical opportunities.