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.


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


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.

Partnership Opportunities

To learn more about the Community Engagement Core, visit their website below.

Community Engagement Core Publications

COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in Long-Term Care Facilities in Tennessee.
Ariel Worley, Peace Odiase, Mekeila Cook, Allysceaeioun Britt, Girish Rachakonda

A Comprehensive Approach to Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy and the Assessment of Mitochondrial Morphology in Tissue and Cultured Cells.
Antentor Hinton, Prasanna Katti, Trace A Christensen, Margaret Mungai, Jianqiang Shao, Liang Zhang, Sergey Trushin, Ahmad Alghanem, Adam Jaspersen, Rachel E Geroux, Kit Neikirk, Michelle Biete, Edgar Garza Lopez, Bryanna Shao, Zer Vue, Larry Vang, Heather K Beasley, Andrea G Marshall, Dominique Stephens, Steven Damo, Jessica Ponce, Christopher K E Bleck, Innes Hicsasmaz, Sandra A Murray, Ranthony A C Edmonds, Andres Dajles, Young Do Koo, Serif Bacevac, Jeffrey L Salisbury, Renata O Pereira, Brian Glancy, Eugenia Trushina, E Dale Abel

The Clot Thickens: COVID-19-Related ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Setting of Recent Boosters.
Amar R Patel, Kunal Mishra, Andrew J Ortega, Avani R Patel, Fernando D Segovia, Ruben Montanez, Rakhee Makhija, Chanwit Roongsritong, Jorge C Borges

Spring Cleaning: Freshening up the portfolio.
Merry L Lindsey, Zamaneh Kassiri, Amanda J LeBlanc, Crystal M Ripplinger, Jonathan A Kirk, Jason R Carter, Petra Kleinbongard, Keith R Brunt

Pharmacogenetics of tenofovir clearance among Southern Africans living with HIV.
Zinhle Cindi, Aida N Kawuma, Gary Maartens, Yuki Bradford, Simiso Sokhela, Nomathemba Chandiwana, Willem D Francois Venter, Roeland E Wasmann, Paolo Denti, Lubbe Wiesner, Marylyn D Ritchie, David W Haas, Phumla Sinxadi