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

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Community Engagement Core Publications

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Intensive Care Unit Delirium After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Laura D Wilson, Amelia W Maiga, Sarah Lombardo, Mina F Nordness, Diane N Haddad, Shayan Rakhit, Laney F Smith, Erika L Rivera, Madison R Cook, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Raman, Mayur B Patel

Proceedings from the Albert Charitable Trust Inaugural Workshop on 'Understanding the Acute Effects of Exercise on the Brain'.
Jill N Barnes, Jeffrey M Burns, Marcas M Bamman, Sandra A Billinger, Sue C Bodine, Frank W Booth, Patrice Brassard, Tameka A Clemons, Paul J Fadel, Paige C Geiger, Swathi Gujral, Jacob M Haus, Scott E Kanoski, Benjamin F Miller, Jill K Morris, Kristin M S O'Connell, David C Poole, Darleen A Sandoval, J Carson Smith, Russell H Swerdlow, Shawn N Whitehead, Eric D Vidoni, Henriette van Praag

Sex and Race Disparities in Mortality and Years of Potential Life Lost Among People With HIV: A 21-Year Observational Cohort Study.
Rachael A Pellegrino, Peter F Rebeiro, Megan Turner, Amber Davidson, Noelle Best, Chandler Shaffernocker, Asghar Kheshti, Sean Kelly, Stephen Raffanti, Timothy R Sterling, Jessica L Castilho

Understanding Physical Distancing and Face Mask Use Across High-Risk African American Subgroups During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Application of Health Belief Model.
Jamal Moss, Leah Alexander, Iman Barré, Imari Parham, Taneisha Gillyard, Jamaine Davis, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves

PSICalc: a novel approach to identifying and ranking critical non-proximal interdependencies within the overall protein structure.
Thomas D Townsley, James T Wilson, Harrison Akers, Timothy Bryant, Salvador Cordova, T L Wallace, Kirk K Durston, Joseph E Deweese

Recurrent Left Atrial Myxoma: The Significance of Active Surveillance.
Oluwaremilekun Tolu-Akinnawo, Rabira R Dufera, Nagendra Ramanna