NCMEDR was funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) specifically to inform medical education curriculum to better prepare students to address the needs of LGBTQ patients, persons experiencing homelessness, and migrant farm workers. These vulnerable populations represent a significant segment of the overall population yet their unique needs are rarely addressed, resulting in poor health outcomes and population-level disparities.
We lead the national conversation by undertaking systems level research, engaging with our Community of Practice, and disseminating research findings as to how medical schools can better prepare students to meet the health care challenges of these vulnerable populations. The NCMEDR will assist other medical schools develop new curriculum to examine health disparities, health services, health equity, and primary care training from a systems framework and a life course model for vulnerable populations.
Information on our website addresses the needs of health professions educators, residency directors, community physicians, and community organizations and leaders interested in improving health outcomes for these populations.
School of Medicine
Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence, National Center for Medical Education Development & Research
School of Graduate Studies and Research
National Center for Medical Education Development & Research
Structural and Social Determinants of Health Factors Associated with County-Level Variation in Non-Adherence to Antihypertensive Medication Treatment.
Donneyong MM, Chang TJ, Jackson JW, Langston MA, Juarez PD, Sealy-Jefferson S, Lu B, Im W, Valdez RB, Way BM, Colen C, Fischer MA, Salsberry P, Bridges JFP, Hood DB
The Effects of Perceived Stress and Cortisol Concentration on Antiretroviral Adherence When Mediated by Psychological Flexibility Among Southern Black Men Living with HIV.
Cooper RL, Brown LL, Tabatabai M, Haas DW, Shepherd BE, Myers HF, Edgerton RD, Bonny C, Watson JA, Berthaud V
Modeling dynamics of fatal opioid overdose by state and across time.
Lyle Cooper R, Thompson J, Edgerton R, Watson J, MacMaster SA, Kalliny M, Huffman MM, Juarez P, Mathews-Juarez P, Tabatabai M, Singh KP
Use of an Exposome Approach to Understand the Effects of Exposures From the Natural, Built, and Social Environments on Cardio-Vascular Disease Onset, Progression, and Outcomes.
Juarez PD, Hood DB, Song MA, Ramesh A
The Effects of Social, Personal, and Behavioral Risk Factors and PM2.5 on Cardio-Metabolic Disparities in a Cohort of Community Health Center Patients.
Juarez PD, Tabatabai M, Valdez RB, Hood DB, Im W, Mouton C, Colen C, Al-Hamdan MZ, Matthews-Juarez P, Lichtveld MY, Sarpong D, Ramesh A, Langston MA, Rogers GL, Phillips CA, Reichard JF, Donneyong MM, Blot W
Hepatitis C Coinfection and Mortality in People Living with HIV in Middle Tennessee.
Hall T, Jenkins CA, Hulgan T, Furukawa S, Turner M, Pratap S, Sterling TR, Tabatabai M, Berthaud V