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An Interview with Dr. Paul A. McGill



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Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Science Group
February 25, 2015




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About Us

About UsThe American Health Strategy and Quality Institute is a 501c3 not-for-profit quality improvement organization that offers a wide range of professional services from program design to program implementation and evaluation.



Quality Initiatives in Outpatient Medical and Dental Practices

Community Health Education/Literacy Programs

Physician and Nurse Education Programs

Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops

Program Evaluation

Healthcare Workforce Development Programs


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February 25, 2015 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Health Science Group Session


March 25, 2015 3-D Technology in Healthcare


June 25, 2015 The Right Track Summer Internship Program


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September 2015
Social Media and Healthcare
Speaker - Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill





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October 24, 2015
The Right Track Program Charity Event
A Magical Masquerade Ball

Saturday, October 24th at 6:30 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
Individual Tickets - $150, Table of 10 - $1,500

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Our Team

Our TeamRecently honored by the Duke University Baldwin Scholars Program as a pioneer, Dr. Cheryl Lynn Walker is the President and CEO of AHSQI, an organization dedicated to the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions designed for improving health outcomes in multicultural communities.  Prior to launching AHSQI in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Dr. Walker was the President and CEO of the Kerr L. White Institute for Health Services Research in Decatur, Georgia.

The KLWI was a not-for-profit research and educational institute, focused on population-based research to improve health care effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. In addition to her duties at AHSQI, Dr. Walker is the allergist for the Myers Park Asthma Clinic at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Dr. Walker is a physician researcher dedicated to improving access to quality health care for all Americans. Dr. Walker has experience in clinical trials and in qualitative and quantitative research. Some of her recent activities have included serving as principal investigator for a study examining the differences in asthma severity among African Americans in rural, urban and suburban Georgia; conducting a follow up study of the Project Impact Clinical Trials Training Program for The National Medical Association, and serving as an investigator for an AHRQ funded study, Managed Care, Financial Incentive and Physician Practice. Dr. Walker also has hosted numerous workshops for primary care physicians addressing disparities in asthma management and outcomes, women’s health, and health care delivery and access to care in America.

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sherman parker smSherman Parker is vice president, Public Sector Operations (PSO) Major Accounts, under the United States Solutions Group (USSG). He was appointed to this position in January of 1999. He is responsible for the strategy and deployment of major account customers in the public sector.

Sherman joined Xerox in May of 1977 and has held a variety of positions since that date. He held the position of District Controller from 1981 to 1984 and was responsible for profit and loss, credit, and billing. He also served as Region Field Administrative Operations Manager, from 1984 to 1988, followed by Bid and Contract Manager, Federal Operations, from 1988 to 1991. Additionally, he has served in the capacity of executive assistant to president, Customs Systems Division, and manager of contracts for United States Operations, holding responsibility for all contract negotiations in the U.S. He was vice president, Xerox Global Services (XGS) for Worldwide Operations from 1996 to 1998.

Before assuming a position at Xerox, Sherman worked at Central Fidelity Bank and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from National Louis University.

Sherman is currently affiliated with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and also spends time mentoring young African American males. He has received media coverage from the Washington Post and Free Lance Star; Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Sherman was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Leslie, has five children; Dawn, Michael, Brandon, Carmen, Christa and five grand-children.

Our Team

dr. paul a mcgillDr. Paul A. McGill is a caring and dedicated orthodontist with more than thirty years of experience serving the Charlotte Mecklenburg community.

Dr. McGill received his bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He completed his education and training in dentistry and orthodontics at the Howard University College of Dentistry.

In 1979, Dr. McGill joined the faculty at the Howard University College of Dentistry as a clinical instructor. In 1980, Dr. McGill was promoted to the position of assistant professor. While on faculty, Dr. McGill taught craniofacial anomalies and cleft palate at the Howard University College of Dentistry and the DC General Hospital, Crippled Children's Clinic. In addition, he had a private orthodontic practice in Maryland.

In 1984, Dr. McGill relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. Since then, he has been committed to providing quality orthodontic care for children and adults in Charlotte Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

Dr. McGill has been a dedicated member of the Charlotte community for many years. His accomplishments include having served as an orthodontic consultant to the Mecklenburg County Health Department and the C.W. Williams Community Health Center.

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To foster and conduct quality improvement and educational activities that result in improved health and healthcare outcomes in high risk, high cost patient populations, inform key stakeholders and lead to the formulation and implementation of fiscally prudent healthcare policy.



The American Health Strategy and Quality Institute has experience in quality management, health services research, physician education and community health education.

Current and Past Initiatives include:

The development, implementation, and evaluation of a quality improvement initiative for high risk high cost patients with asthma.

Development of a QI Tool Kit for physicians in practice who serve high risk high cost patient populations.

The Asthma Control Test and Asthma Severity Among African-Americans in Urban, Rural and Suburban Georgia. As principal investigator of this study, Dr. Walker is examining the relationship between asthma severity among African Americans in Georgia and geographic location. The results of this study were presented at the 2006 National Medical Association Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
The National Medical Association PROJECT IMPACT Clinical Trials Training Program Follow Up Study. Dr. Walker is a principal investigator of a Clinical Trials Training Program Follow Up Study for the National Medical Association (NMA). The purpose of the study is to identify physician and practice characteristics that may influence minority physician and minority patient participation in clinical trials. Minority physicians, who participated in clinical trials training programs were surveyed regarding their experiences in clinical trials, access to clinical research coordinators, and attitudes regarding minority patient participation in clinical trials. The findings will be submitted to a peer review journal for publication. A next step will be to conduct small focus groups, which will allow us to collect updated, in- depth information on minority physician and patient participation in clinical trials.

Managed Care, Financial Incentives and Physician Practice. Funded by AHRQ, California Endowment and the Commonwealth Fund. Dr. Cheryl Lynn Walker is a principal investigator on a supplement examining the impact of managed care contracting on African American and Hispanic physicians and the patient populations they serve. Dr. Carol Simon (BU), is the principal investigator on the main grant. The study is a multi-institutional five-state study examining how physician, practice and patient characteristics may influence physician access to preferred provider panels and physician management of asthma, hypertension and depression.

The Hey Doc, I Need To Know Health Literacy Initiative. The initiative is designed to help people who suffer from chronic diseases improve their health outcomes.

The AHSI Healthcare Education for the Next Generation healthcare workforce development program. High school and undergraduate students are introduced to opportunities in healthcare. In addition to practical experience in medicine and dentistry, students are provided with information on the admissions process, financial aid, and pathways to healthcare careers.

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