Faculty Biography

Paul Juarez, PhD

Family & Community Medicine
School of Medicine
(615) 327-6992 | pjuarez@mmc.edu

Center Affiliations

Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence, National Center for Medical Education Development & Research, Tennessee Area Health Education Centers Program

Research Themes

Environmental Health, Medical Sociology

Active Research Projects

Wallace, M. (PI). Personal, lifestyle, and environmental factors associated with progression to T2DM a mong women with a history of gestational diabetes. NIDDK. Role: co-investigator Juarez, PD. Tennessee COVID-19 Community-engaged Research Coalition (TCCRC). NHLBI/NIMHD, Role: Principal Investigator Juarez, PD. Using a Total Environment Framework (Built, Natural, Social Environments) to Assess Life-long Health Effects of Chemical Exposures. Environmental Protection Agency. Role: Principal Investigator. Juarez, PD. Statewide Model Area Health Resource Center. HRSA. Role: Program Director


Structural and Social Determinants of Health Factors Associated with County-Level Variation in Non-Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication Treatment.
Macarius M Donneyong, Teng-Jen Chang, John W Jackson, Michael A Langston, Paul D Juarez, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Bo Lu, Wansoo Im, R Burciaga Valdez, Baldwin M Way, Cynthia Colen, Michael A Fischer, Pamela Salsberry, John F P Bridges, Darryl B Hood

Application of the Public Health Exposome Framework to Estimate Phenotypes of Resilience in a Model Ohio African-American Women's Cohort.
Patricia Cifuentes, John Reichard, Wansoo Im, Sakima Smith, Cynthia Colen, Carmen Giurgescu, Karen Patricia Williams, Shannon Gillespie, Paul D Juarez, Darryl B Hood

The public health exposome: a population-based, exposure science approach to health disparities research.
Paul D Juarez, Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Darryl B Hood, Wansoo Im, Robert S Levine, Barbara J Kilbourne, Michael A Langston, Mohammad Z Al-Hamdan, William L Crosson, Maurice G Estes, Sue M Estes, Vincent K Agboto, Paul Robinson, Sacoby Wilson, Maureen Y Lichtveld


injury, health disparities, environmental health, public health, COVID-19