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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

Notch as an Immunologic Basis of Cancer Disparities.
Portia LaLiah Thomas, Anil Shanker

Multiplatform computational analysis of mast cells in adrenocortical carcinoma tumor microenvironment.
Jordan J Baechle, David N Hanna, Konjeti R Sekhar, Jeffrey C Rathmell, Wendy Kimryn Rathmell, Naira Baregamian

Prognostic model for nephrotoxicity among HIV-positive Zambian adults receiving tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-based antiretroviral therapy.
Freeman W Chabala, Edward D Siew, Wilbroad Mutale, Lloyd Mulenga, Aggrey Mweemba, Fastone Goma, Njeleka Banda, Patrick Kaonga, William C Wester, Douglas C Heimburger, Muktar H Aliyu, Derick Munkombwe

A multiperspective on the broad dissemination of research findings to past research participants and the community-at-large.
Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Chioma Kas-Osoka, George W Johnson, Nicole Frazier, Yvonne Joosten

Reducing HPV Associated Cancers and Disparities: Engaging African American Men to Develop a Culturally-Appropriate Program that Addresses their Needs.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Lanese Campbell, Calvin Barlow, Claudia Barajas, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Michel Perry, George Johnson

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Training among Medical Schools in the United States.
Robert L Cooper, Mohammad Tabatabai, Paul D Juarez, Aramandla Ramesh, Matthew C Morris, Katherine Y Brown, Thomas A Arcury, Marybeth Shinn, Leandro A Mena, Patricia-Matthews Juarez