Community Physician's Network


CPN is an academic community partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and affiliated physicians in the community whose practice include at least 30% minority patients. Membership is open to physicians of all specialties.


Goal: Bi-Directional practice based solutions to eliminating healthcare disparities


CPN Tools:

-Disease-specific registries for quality improvement in hypertension and diabetes

-Deliver Targeted Educational Workshops and Expert Roundtables

-Facilitate Adoption and Implementation of Personal Health Records.

-Encourage small and medium size practices in adoption of Electronic Medical Record ( EMR)

-Assist physicians qualify for the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP).

-Clinical Trials Training and Certification of physicians

-Participate in Research Workshops organized by Community Engagement and Research Program(CERP). The Community Engagement and Research Program is a component of the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a consortium of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

-How do I join? Click Here for CPN Registration

-Visit Morehouse School of Medicine website at

       *click on Quick links - Community Physicians Network

       *click on Practice Demographics

       *complete form

       *click submit

-Call: Carla Porter - (404) 756-8452


Membership responsibilities:


-Complete Business Associate Agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine

-Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) Initiatives

-Participate in Continuing Medical Education Activities

-Participate in MSM sponsored clinical research


Benefits of Membership:

-Membership benefit of Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) and Atlanta Medical Association (AMA)

-Membership benefit of the MSM National Alumni Network

-Continued Medical Education (CME)

-Training and participation in clinical trials

-Patient centered health and wellness initiatives

-Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records

-Quality reporting for improved reimbursement


MSM Faculty and Staff:

-Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H.; Director and PI

-Priscilla Igho-Pemu, M.D., MS;  PI Hypertension Registry

-Ader Quarshie, MBBS, MS; Director, Biomedical Informatics

-Robert Mayberry, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Associate Director, Clinical Research and Community Engagement

-Priscilla Johnson, MSN; Assistant Director, Clinical and Administrative Affairs

-Folake Ojutalayo, MBBS; Research Coordinator

-Debra Teague, Program Manger

-Carla Porter, Office Asst. II


Advisory Board:

-Paul Douglass, M.D.; FACC; (Co-Chair)

-M. J. Collier, Jr., M.D., FAAFP; (Co-Chair)

-W. Steen James, M.D., FAA; (Co-Chair)

-Reverend Darrell Elligan (President, Concerned Black Clergy)

-Titus Duncan, M.D.

-Janelle Foote, M.D.

-Winston H. Gandy, Jr. M.D.

-Warren Hutchingson, M..D

-Lonnie Jenkins, M.D.

-Arlene Lewis, M.D.

-Kenneth Barnwell, M.D.


CPN Accomplishments:

-150 CPN practices and over 300,000 patient visits in metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus participate in cardiovascular and diabetes quality improvement

-Over 3000 patients in CPN Hypertension Registry for Quality Improvement

-CPN doctors are certified in diabetes care

-22 CPN practices with EMR or actively considering EMR and data repository

-100 patients from CPN practices received tools for self care/prevention through the Hearts of Humanity Program

-110 CPN physicians and clinical coordinators trained in GCP clinical trials Awards

-Medtronic Foundation; National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities; Proclamation State of GA for Georgia Diabetes and Obesity Initiative; Exemplary Leadership Award (CHT)