About us


SERCN Mission

The Southeast Regional Clinicians Network exists to improve health and advance health equity in the Southeastern US via practice based research in the primary care safety net and to serve as a resource for patients and providers in community health centers throughout the Southeastern United States.

SERCN Objectives

• Improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes to medically underserved patients in the Southeast United States.
• Engage clinicians working in federally qualified health centers and clinical directors from state primary care associations located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
• Focus on practice based research to test novel methods to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities in the Deep South.
• Continue to focus on chronic diseases and health disparities in the areas

Our Research Team

 Anne Gaglioti, MD

Anie Gaglioti, MD is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She did her medical school and residency training in Family Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She then completed fellowship training in Primary Care Health Policy and Research at Georgetown University and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.


Dr. Gaglioti’s clinical practice has focused on care of underserved and marginalized populations and she has served as a provider in correctional settings, community health centers, and academic health centers. Her academic career as a teacher and researcher has been focused on these topics as well and she has served in the past as a faculty member at Georgetown University, University of California San Francisco, and the University of Iowa. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

As director of the Southeast Regional Clinicians Network, a practice-based research network made up of Federally Qualified Health Centers across eight southeastern states (Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee) she conducts practice-based research focused on high disparity, high impact conditions. She is also a health services researcher and her work at the National Center for Primary Care with secondary data analyses focuses on the intersection of primary care and health equity in at-risk populations.

Denita T. Walston, BA, MOS

Denita T. Walston is the Program Manager of Research and Training for the Research Core in the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). Ms. Walston has managed various programs/projects for the Research Core and the NCPC since 2012. Before that, she served six years as administrative support to the NCPC Office of the Director and continued to manage sponsored funding submissions and class flow efficiency.

Ms. Walston is currently a member of the Society of Research Administrators (SRA), she leads the NCPC Mid-Level Management Team, she previously served as chair of the MSM Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Certification Committee, is a current contributing member of the MSM Operational Excellence in Grants Management Committee and also currently leads the MSM Operational Excellence Award Set-up Sub-Committee for Grants Management Administration.

She is a graduate of Clayton State University and holds certifications with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) with an office management specialty and two Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications. Since 1996, Mrs. Walston has gained managerial and administrative experiences as well as leadership abilities throughout her career.

Junjun Xu is a database administrator in the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine. Mr. Xu has contributed in various projects with Research Core since 2014. Before that, he served one year as Epidemiologist at Georgia Hospital Association. Mr. Xu currently manages 29 states Medicaid Claims data for academic and clinical researches, provides technical support, and performs statistical analyses. He developed chronic conditions flags and risk stratification for improvement of effectiveness in extracting data for target groups. He is a graduate of Emory University 2013 and holds certification of LEAN Six Sigma green belt and SAS advanced programmer.