For over one hundred and thirty-four years, Meharry’s School of Dentistry has provided educational opportunities for African Americans, ethnic minorities, and underrepresented/disadvantaged students through educational programs, service delivery and community outreach programs. The School of Dentistry plays a vital role in addressing oral health disparities within the United States and other underserved countries. We emphasize comprehensive evidence-based care, regardless of social or economic circumstances, geographical origin or ethnicity.
Established in 1988, Meharry’s Dentistry Center of Excellence remains a nationally recognized resource for providing a strong curriculum in clinical dentistry and basic principles of research. Forty percent of active African American dentists graduated from Meharry and a vast majority of our graduates practice in underserved communities. We ensure that research training is fully integrated within the academic programs, encouraging faculty and students to be fully engaged in research activities.
Research support for students is available and has focused on:
For more information, contact the School of Dentistry Student & Academic Affairs.
Development and validation of MedDRA Tagger: a tool for extraction and structuring medical information from clinical notes.
Marie Humbert-Droz, Jessica Corley, Suzanne Tamang, Olivier Gevaert
A Retrospective Community Perspective: Bridging the Health Disparity Gap with Obesity as the Leading Comorbidity in Disparities in Health Outcomes in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Odiase Peace, Henry Terry, Amita Banga, Kartik Rachakonda, Amar P Garg, Girish Rachakonda
Creating Optimal Conditions for OPA1 Isoforms by Western Blot in Skeletal Muscle Cells and Tissue.
Dominique C Stephens, Margaret Mungai, Amber Crabtree, Heather K Beasley, Edgar Garza-Lopez, Kit Neikirk, Serif Bacevac, Larry Vang, Zer Vue, Neng Vue, Andrea G Marshall, Kyrin Turner, Jianqiang Shao, Sandra Murray, Jennifer A Gaddy, Celestine Wanjalla, Jamaine Davis, Steven Damo, Antentor O Hinton
Components of Isolated Skeletal Muscle Differentiated Through Antibody Validation.
Dominique C Stephens, Margaret Mungai, Amber Crabtree, Heather K Beasley, Edgar Garza-Lopez, Larry Vang, Kit Neikirk, Zer Vue, Neng Vue, Andrea G Marshall, Kyrin Turner, Jian-Qiang Shao, Bishnu Sarker, Sandra Murray, Jennifer A Gaddy, Jamaine Davis, Steven M Damo, Antentor O Hinton
Optimizing In Situ Proximity Ligation Assays for Mitochondria, ER, or MERC Markers in Skeletal Muscle Tissue and Cells.
Dominique C Stephens, Amber Crabtree, Heather K Beasley, Edgar Garza-Lopez, Kit Neikirk, Margaret Mungai, Larry Vang, Zer Vue, Neng Vue, Andrea G Marshall, Kyrin Turner, Jianqiang Shao, Sandra Murray, Jennifer A Gaddy, Celestine Wanjalla, Jamaine Davis, Steven Damo, Antentor O Hinton
Process Mapping to inform implementation of Trauma-Informed Care for youth aged 14-24 with HIV in the Southern United States.
Leslie Lauren Brown, Megan Leigh Wilkins, Latrice Crystal Pichon, Jamie Lynn Stewart, Jessica McDermott Sales, Carolyn Marie Audet, Samantha Veronica Hill, April Christine Pettit