National Medical AssociationThe research undertaken by the Cobb Institute is made possible through on-going collaborations with communities. Our community partners facilitate field research and inform our methodology and approaches to specific projects. In turn, we invest in our community partners through technical assistance and training opportunities.  The Cobb Institutes current partners include:


Aetna Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Delmarva Foundation of DC  
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Academic Institutions

University of Connecticut - CICATS  
University of Connecticut  
Thomas Jefferson University-Kimmel Cancer Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center 
Indiana University-IUPUI School of Public Health
Moffitt Cancer Center
Howard University Department of Community Health and Family Medicine


The American Cancer Society
Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC)
Auxiliary to the National Medical Association (ANMA)
J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society 
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Movement is Life Caucus
National African American Drug Policy Coalition
National Medical Association
National Medical Fellowships
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 
The NMA Past President’s Council
Office of Minority Health 
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) 
Summit Health Institute for Research & Education (SHIRE) 
UCLA AIDS Institute

Community-Based Organizations

Closing the Gap in Cincinnati
HERI of Florida
Multicultural Health Institute, Sarasota, FL.


Abbott Laboratories
AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical
HCD International
Henry Ford Health Systems
Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America