The focus of the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance research program is on the design and implementation of programming to mitigate sociocultural and economic barriers that contribute to disparate health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations.
The Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance research program follows the principles of partnership and community engagement, emphasizing the authentic engagement of patients and community stakeholders in all phases of research.
U54 - MVTCP, cPACHE Partnership
The Meharry Medical College/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center/Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership (MVTCP) is focused on the shared goal of eliminating cancer disparities.
NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
Wake Forest NCORP provides the opportunity for community physicians to participate in NCI-supported treatment and cancer control and prevention trials.
Healthcare Workers Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO)
We seek to understand pandemic-related perspectives and problems of anyone in the U.S. who works in any kind of first responder or healthcare setting in any way.
Consultative service for NIH CEAL teams to assist with strategies for inclusive participation.
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Kamran SC, Winkfield KM, Reede JY, Vapiwala N. Intersectional Analysis of U.S. Medical Faculty Diversity over Four Decades. The New England journal of medicine. 2022;386(14):1363-1371. doi:10.1056/NEJMsr2114909
Polite B, D Tucker-Seeley R, Winkfield KM, Hicks-Courant K. Health Equity for Black Americans: The Past Cannot Be Prologue. JCO oncology practice. 2021 Dec;17(17). 252-254.PMID: 33974835 [PubMed]
Winkfield KM, Regnante JM, Miller-Sonet E, González ET, Freund KM, Doykos PM. Development of an Actionable Framework to Address Cancer Care Disparities in Medically Underserved Populations in the United States: Expert Roundtable Recommendations. JCO oncology practice. 2021 Dec;17(17). e278-e293.PMID: 33464925 [PubMed]PMCID: PMC8202060
Qeadan F, VanSant-Webb E, Tingey B, Rogers TN, Brooks E, Mensah NA, Winkfield KM, Saeed AI, English K, Rogers CR. Racial disparities in COVID-19 outcomes exist despite comparable Elixhauser comorbidity indices between Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites. Scientific reports. 2021 Dec 22;11(11). 8738 p.PMID: 33888833 [PubMed]PMCID: PMC8062526