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.  

Research Team

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Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Email: karen.winkfield@meharry-vanderbilt.org
Phone: (615) 963-2820

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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

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

Freneka Minter

 

Sr. Community Research Program Manager

Email: freneka.f.minter@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 963-2856

Faith

 

Program Manager

Email: marjorie.christian@vumc.org
Phone: (615) 936-9551

Meredith

 

Clinical Research Coordinator

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

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Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II

Email: s.vungarala@meharry-vanderbilt.org
Phone: (615) 963-2861



Contact Us

 

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 Biomedical Building
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 963-2820
mva@meharry-vanderbilt.org