Faculty Biography

Jennifer Cunningham Erves, PhD, MPH, MAEd, MS, CHES

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
School of Medicine
(615) 327-5692 | jerves@mmc.edu | Biosketch

Research Themes

Cancer Biology

Active Research Projects

A tailored, health communication to increase HPV vaccine uptake among vaccine hesitant families, NCI A Pilot Feasibility Study of a Culturally-Targeted, Educational Program for African American Men, NCATS


The Use of Religion in the Management of Depression in Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review.
Delores P Quasie-Woode, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble

Developing an Infrastructure to Cultivate Equitable and Sustainable Community-Academic Research Partnerships: Meharry Community Engagement Core.
Elizabeth C Stewart, Jennifer Cunningham Erves, Margaret K Hargreaves, Jillian M Duke, Maureen Sanderson, Nicole Rowan, Stephania T Miller

Engagement of community stakeholders to develop a framework to guide research dissemination to communities.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Yolanda Vaughn, Jim Hawk, Mike Helms, Claudia Barajas, Yvonne Joosten

Formative research to design a culturally-appropriate cancer clinical trial education program to increase participation of African American and Latino communities.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Claudia Barajas, Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Caree R McAfee, Pamela C Hull, Maureen Sanderson, Juan Canedo, Katina Beard, Consuelo H Wilkins

Sickle cell carriers' unmet information needs: Beyond knowing trait status.
Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, David Schlundt, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Velma McBride Murry, Kemberlee Bonnet, Delores Quasie-Woode, Charles P Mouton

Providers' Perceptions of Parental Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Hesitancy: Cross-Sectional Study.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Tatsuki Koyama, Yi Huang, Jessica Jones, Consuelo H Wilkins, Lora Harnack, Caree McAfee, Pamela C Hull


cancer, human papillomavirus, vaccine, community engagement, mixed methods