Research

Research

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.  

  • MVTCP

    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.

     

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    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. 

     

     

    The Promise Study

    PROMISE Study

    The PROMISE study is the first study to test healthy people who may be at risk for early warning signs of a blood cancer called multiple myeloma. 

     

     

    HERO study

    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.

     

     

    NIH CEAL

    NIH CEAL Community Engagement

    Consultative service for NIH CEAL teams to assist with strategies for inclusive participation. 

     

Research Team

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Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Email: karen.winkfield@meharry-vanderbilt.org
Phone: (615) 963-2820

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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Alecia Fair, DrPH
Email: alecia.fair@meharry-vanderbilt.org
Phone: (615) 963-2854

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Associate Professor, Department of Dental Public Health

Eleanor Fleming PhD, DDS, MPH, FICD
Email: efleming@mmc.edu
Phone: (615) 963-2864  

Freneka Minter

Sr. Community Research Program Manager

Freneka F. Minter, Ph.D., MS, MCHES, PMP, CCRP
Email: freneka.f.minter@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 963-2856

Marjorie Faith Christian-Hardwick, MPP

Program Manager

Marjorie Faith Christian-Hardwick, MPP
Email: marjorie.christian@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-9551

Meredith

Clinical Research Coordinator

Meredith Smalls, MPH
Email: meredith.smalls@meharry-vanderbilt.org
Phone: (615) 963-2861


Contact Us

 

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
 Biomedical Building
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 963-2820
mva@meharry-vanderbilt.org