Founded in 1999, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance seeks to eliminate health disparities by developing and supporting collaborative initiatives between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, community partners, and the individuals, families, and communities we serve.
Dr. Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, serves as the executive director and leads the MVA in expanding its community-engaged research initiatives while continuing to cultivate its existing programs.
The work of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is centered around the purposeful support of health equity and healthcare access for all, training and mentoring of students and faculty, and expertise in community engaged research.
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance's mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical, translational and basic research focused on ending health disparities by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships, programs, and initiatives between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the communities we serve.
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance will be a leader in advancing inter-institutional collaborations to enhance and support high-impact translational research, inter-professional learning and bidirectional community engagement.