Who We Are

Welcome to our website! I welcome you to the website of the National Center on Medical Education, Development and Research (NCMEDR). The website will highlight our research and findings, as well as evidence-based studies that will direct medical education and professional training in family and community medicine. The intent of the website is to:
  • Link with other national partners to highlight systems-level research of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable populations that will inform primary care training.
  • Disseminate best practices and resources to primary care providers and trainees to improve clinical outcomes among vulnerable populations.
  • Establish communities of practice that will promote the widespread enhancement of a high quality, primary care workforce and produce better health outcomes for LGBT, homeless and migrant worker populations.
We believe that this website will provide a continuous evidence-based health information loop for health care educators, residency directors, and community physicians who are serving vulnerable populations. Patricia Matthews-Juarez, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine Director, Research Training Core, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence Vice President, Office of Faculty Affairs and Development Meharry Medical College

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.edu
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Mohammad Tabatabai, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics, Graduate Studies and Research
Phone: 615.327.6622
Email: mtabatabai @ mmc.edu.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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