About Meharry Community Engagement Core

The Meharry Community Engagement Core connects community members and organizations with Meharry researchers to conduct research and share results that will improve health for communities that experience the poorest health outcomes.

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Vision

To eradicate health and healthcare disparities through long-term, collaborative, mutually beneficial community/academic research partnerships.

Meharry Partnership Opportunities

Mission

To combine the passion, knowledge, and skills of community partners and academic researchers to carry out research, share research results, and put into practice research findings that advance health equity and improve health for communities that experience the poorest health outcomes.

Community Advisory Board Members

Ira Baxter, MBA, PMP, Prostate Cancer Coalition of Tennessee

Luz Belleza-Binns, GAL Advocate/SSW

Dr. Cynthia Jackson

Rev. OmarĂ n Lee, M. Div, Co-Chair

Amna Osman, MPA, Nashville Cares

Nicole Rowan, MSM, Chair, Global Outreach CDC

Leadership

Director: Stephania Miller-Hughes, Ph.D., M.S., M.S.C.I

Associate Director: Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., M.S.C.I.

Associate Director: Kimberlee Wyche Etheridge, M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty

Sylvie Akohoue, Ph.D

Maureen Sanderson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Jennifer Cunningham Erves, Ph.D., M.A.Ed., M.S.

Staff

Program Manager: Jillian Duke, MSPH

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Elizabeth Stewart, DrPH, MSPH