National Center for Medical Education, Development & Research

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OVERVIEW

The lack of progress in eliminating health disparities suggests the need for increasing implementation of transdisciplinary (TD) research approaches in the basic and social sciences.Making progress toward understanding and addressing them therefore necessitates multilevel transdisciplinary frameworks, which previous research approaches lacked.

 

SPECIFIC AIMS

  1. Conduct systems-level research of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable populations to inform primary care training;
  1. Disseminate best practices and resources to primary care providers and trainees across the mid-South to improve clinical outcomes among vulnerable populations; and
  1. Establish a community of practice (CoP) that will promote the widespread enhancement and development of a diverse primary care workforce that will produce better health outcomes for LGBT, homeless and migrant worker populations.
  1. Transform primary care training and clinical practice in the United States to better address the needs of vulnerable populations (LGBTQ, homeless, and migrant farm workers) through health professions curriculum transformation.

 

PERSONNEL

            Faculty

Pat Matthews-Juarez, PhD
Project Director, Professor,
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Phone: 615.327.6718
Email: pmatthews-juarez@mmc.edu
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Paul Juarez, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Director,
Division of Primary Care Training Research,
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Phone: 615.327.6692
Email: pjuarez@mmc.edu
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Katherine Y. Brown, EdD
Director, Communities of Practice, National Center for Medical
Education, Development and Research.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Phone: 615.327.5548
Email: kbrown@mmc.edu
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Wansoo Im, PhD
Data Manager, Associate Professor,
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Phone: 615.327.5817
Email: wim@mmc.edu
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Robert Lyle Cooper, PhD
Research Investigator, Assistant Professor,
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Phone: 615.327.6355
Email: rcooper@mmc.edu
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Matthew C. Moris, PhD.
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Phone: 615.327.6962
Email: mmorris@mmc.edu
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Aramandla Ramesh, PhD
Associate Professor, Senior Scientist, Biochemistry and Cancer Biology,
School of Medicine
Phone: 65.327.6486
Email: aramesh@mmc.edu
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Mohammad Tabatabai, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics, Graduate Studies and Research
Phone: 615.327.6622
Email: mtabatabai@mmc.edu
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Consultants

Leandro Mena, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Infectious Diseases at UMMC
Phone: (601) 984-5560
E-mail: lmena@umc.edu
Beth Shinn, PhD
Professor of Human and Organizational Development
Vanderbilt University, Peabody College #90
Phone: 615-322-8735
Email: beth.shinn@vanderbilt.edu
  Thomas A. Arcury, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research,
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Center for Worker Health
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Phone: 336-716-9438
E-mail: tarcury@wakehealth.edu
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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Physician Implicit Bias
Matthew Morris, PhD, Corresponding Author

 PrEP Prescription in Medical Education
Lyle Cooper, PhD, Corresponding Author

 Adverse Childhood Experiences
Aramandla Ramesh, PhD, Corresponding Author

 Violence Across the Life Course
Paul D. Juarez, Corresponding Author

 

POLICY BRIEFS

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Implicit Physician Bias

 

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Purpose: The establishment of inter-professional Communities of Practice (CoP) is to address the needs of vulnerable populations and translate research findings into primary care training and practice guidelines.

Participants: CoPs include interdisciplinary teams of physicians, patients, mental health providers, social workers, case managers, administrators, and other professionals who work together to identify, evaluate, and assist with the translation of evidence-based best practices into the training of primary care providers and improvements in primary care outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Membership: The CoP is open to academic, clinical, public health, community partners and faith organizations, and members of the populations that we have identified as patients who agree to participate in a CoP.

Goals: Participants discuss a range of topics, such as strategies that are needed to improve health outcomes for the vulnerable populations, access to health care services, and the need to expand the community outreach process.

Contact: Katherine Y. Brown, EdD
Director, Communities of Practice, National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Phone: 615.327.5548
Email: kbrown@mmc.edu

 

AFFILIATED PARTNERS

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Migrant Clinicians Network

 

PERSONNEL

Katherine Y. Brown, EdD
Director, Communities of Practice, National Center
Medical Education, Development and Research.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Phone: 615.327.5548        Email: kbrown@mmc.edu

Michael Paul, MS, Research Assistant
Tel:            Email: mpaul@mmc.edu

Julia Watson, MSPH, Research Assistant
Tel:            Email: jwatson@mmc.edu