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Dr. Mohamad Mokadem, M.D.,  Nutrition in Neighborhoods Program Advisor

Dr. Mokadem is a board-certified gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa specializing in nutrition and weight management. He holds affiliations with the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Mokadem also serves as the principal investigator of Mokadem Lab in the Carver College of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. His work looks to expand our knowledge of the gut microbiome, specifically the crosstalk of energy signaling along the gut-brain axis. Dr. Mokadem has served as an influential mentor for Sid Kalala, and continues to do so as the Nutrition in Neighborhoods Program Advisor for The CHEC.

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Dr. Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D., D.O.(RCS), M.P.H., M.Ed, FLCS, Community Care Program Advisor

Dr. Kai is a multi-professional with 30+ years of work experience in eye care and blindness prevention, healthcare promotion, disease prevention, and health education. He has educated, trained, and worked in several institutions of higher learning and healthcare in Great Britain, Italy, United States, West and Central Africa. Moreover, he has contributed to numerous social causes as a distinguished executive board member of the Triangle Disability Awareness Council. Dr. Kai’s experiences as an ophthalmologist and healthcare professional have been invaluable for Community Care, and he continues to provide mentorship for The CHEC and its volunteers.