Research & Resources

The Center for Health Policy at Meharry maintains many online resources for those interested in our mission and efforts. We offer an online archive of lectures from our distinguished National Scholars, Scholars-in-Residence, Associates, and others. We also make available online articles and presentations from those associated with the center, along with conference presentations and professional information regarding educational and career opportunities.

2013 LECTURES

 

January 9, 2013
James F. Blumstein, MA, LLB • Vanderbilt University School of Law
“Issues in Implementing the Affordable Care Act”

February 6, 2013
Gail C. Christopher, DN • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
“Social Determinants of Health Equity: Moving from Theory to Practice”

February 20, 2013
Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP • AcademyHealth
“How Health Services Research Has Advanced Child Health Policy”

March 20, 2013
Julianne Malveaux, PhD • Economist, Author, and Columnist
“Income, Access, and Attitudes: The Roots of Health Disparities”

April 17, 2013
Paula D. McClain, PhD • Duke University
“Race, Politics and the American Political System”

 

2012 LECTURES

 

Giselle Corbie-Smith, M.D., MSc Lecture on April 19, 2012
“Designing a CBPR Approach to Reducing HIV in Rural North Carolina”

Claudia R. Baquet, M.D., MPH  Lecture on April 11, 2012
“Advocacy, Policy and Policy Research in Health: Roles in Addressing Health Disparities”

Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D. Lecture on February 29, 2012
“Residential Segregation and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare”

Honorable William Frist, M.D. Lecture on February 15, 2012
“Looking into the Crystal Ball of Health Reform”

Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. Lecture on February 1, 2012
“Achieving Health Equity:  Addressing Racism as a Threat to the Health and Well-being of Our Nation”

Kevin B. Johnson, M.D., MS Lecture on January 18, 2012
“Biomedical Informatics:  What Do Baltimore, Computers, Medicine, and 7 +/- 2 Have in Common?”

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MSPH, MBA, MACP Lecture on January 4, 2012
“Health Policy in the United States”

 

2011 LECTURES

 

Dr. Sheldon Danziger’s Lecture on May 2, 2011
“Income Inequality, Economic Growth, and Poverty Reduction”

Dr. James Jackson’s Lecture on April 19, 2011
“Ethnic, Racial and Cultural Group Disparities in Mental and Physical Health”

Dr. Brian Smedley’s Lecture on April 4, 2011
“Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity”

Dr. Thomas LaVeist’s Lecture on March 12, 2011
“Elimination of Health Inequalities in the 21st Century”

Dr. Otis Brawley’s Lecture on February 20, 2011
“Health Care Reform in the United States”

Dr. Tim Carey’s Lecture on January 24, 2011
“Comparing Treatments in the New Health Care Environment”

Dr. Dean Harris’s Lecture on January 18, 2011
“Health Care Regulation, Governance and Corruption”

2014 Publications

 

Manish K. Sethi’s gun violence study, funded by Pilot Project Mini-Grant Program, featured in The Tenessean, “Middle school students practice conflict resolution.” (January 2014).

 

2013 Publications

 

Manish K. Sethi, MD and A. Alex JahangirOrthopedic Traumatology: An Evidence-Based Approach (Springer Science+Business Media, 2013)

 

Jacqueline Watkins, MSPH manuscript accepted for publication by the European International Journal of Science & Technology, “Proximity to Food Vending Establishments and Childhood Obesity among Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.” (Dec 2013)

 

Italo Brown, MPH Receives Top Honors: 2013 Student Health Activist Award (Honorable mention), AAMC “Light-years Beyond Flexner: Academic Medicine in 2033” competition winner (2nd Place), 2013 AMSA Pharmaceutical Policy and Leadership in Medicine Institute, November 8-10, 2013, Sterling, Virginia (travel grant).

Health Policy Scholars present their research at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), November 2 – 6, 2013 in Boston, MA.

  • Timothy Guinn – “Evaluating social determinants among HBCU communities, and how the public health programs at the corresponding HBCUs respond”
  • Dr. Maria Mejia de Grubb, two research studies: “Demographic and geographic variations in lung cancer mortality among US Hispanics: 1999-2009” and “Absence of the ‘Hispanic paradox’ for assault mortality.”

 

Peter Savelyev, PhD co-authors paper, “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes,” accepted for publication by the American Economic Review, Vol. 103 No. 6 (October 2013).

Health Policy Fellows & Scholars Offer Perspectives on the RWJF Human Capital Blog:

Fellows present research at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 10-13, 2013 in NYC.

  • Helena Dagadu – “Challenges in Addressing Mortality from Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
  • Erika Leslie – “Discrimination, Racial Group Identity, and Depressive Symptoms: Consequences of Within Group Variation among Black Americans.”
  • Courtney Thomas – “Racial Self-Awareness: Investigating the Effects of Race-Class Identity Conflicts for the Black Middle Class.”

 

Courtney Thomas presented “The Black Middle Class: New Insights for the Study of Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the United States” at the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual Meetings, August 9-11 in NYC.

 

Eleanor Fleming, PhD, DDS, presented “U.S.A. Social Determinants of Health and Health Differences between Native and Foreign-born Blacks in the United States” at the International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD) in Baltimore, July 2013.

 

Italo Brown, MPH writes RWJF Human Capital Blog post, “Where Supply Meets Demand: Why Medical Students Should Aim Their Sights at Primary Care”

 

Regina Offodile, MD, CHSE authors blog on ‘Cultural Competency’, “Cultural Competency Matters” (May 2013)

Fellows present papers at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), April 11-13th in New Orleans.

  • Taylor Hargrove – “Does It Work?: Examining the Utility of the Stress Process Model for Explaining Variations in Mental Health among African American Young Adults.”
  • Courtney Thomas – “Not So Supportive? Black-White Differences in the Protective Effect of Social Support on Birth Weight and Preterm Delivery.”
  • Brown, Tyson H., Liana Richardson, Taylor W. Hargrove, and Courtney S. Thomas. “Gendered Racism and Self-Rated Health Trajectories.”

 

Flora Ukoli, MD, MPH presented her pilot project mini-grant research to the U.S. Surgeon General at the 4th Annual National Association of Black Journalists “Media Institute on Health: Health Policy and Health Inequities” Conference, March 30-31, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

 

2012 Publications

 

Manish K. Sethi, MD, publishes opinion article in The Tennessean (Dec 2012), “Rising Health Costs Threaten Our Future.”

 

Carolyn Szetela, PhD publishes article in CorrectCare magazine, “Confronting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Correctional Populations” (Fall 2012 issue)

 

Brown, Tyson H., Angela M. O’Rand, and Daniel E. Adkins (2012). “Race-Ethnicity and Health Trajectories: Tests of Three Hypotheses across Multiple Groups and Health Outcomes.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 53(3):359-377.

 

Examining the Crack Epidemic and Subsequent Drug Policy Through Identifying Trends in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment for Crack Use/Abuse. Daniel L. Howard, Mimi M. Kim, Nadine J. Barrett, Keon L. Gilbert, Yhenneko J. Taylor and Paul Godley. 1995 – 2005. Journal of Equity in Health. (in press)

Incidence and Costs of Defensive Medicine Among Orthopedic Surgeons in the United States: A National Survey Study. Manish K. Sethi, MD, William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH, Hazel Natividad, MA, Hassan R. Mir, MD, and A. Alex Jahangir, MD. 2012. American Journal of Orthopedics.

 

Database Management
Daniel L. Howard, Yhenneko J. Taylor, Timothy Carey, Paul A. Godley. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (in press)

 

2011 Publications

 

Trends in Prostate-Specific Antigen Test Use
Ross, Louie E., Yhenneko J. Taylor, DL. Howard. Public Health Reports Vol. 126, No. 2, March/April 2011.

 

Near Miss Maternal Mortality in a Multiethnic Population
Brown Haywood, Maria J. Small, Yhenneko J. Taylor, Monique Chireau, Daniel L. Howard. Annals of Epidemiology. 2011 Feb; 21(2):73-7.

 

2010 Publications

 

Erratum to Weight Change and Functional Limitations Among Older Adults in North Carolina
April P. Carson, DaJuanicia N. Holmes and Daniel L. Howard. Journal of Community Health. Vol. 35, Issue 6, Page 707, 2010.

 

Investigating health disparities: developing-survey-research-infrastructure-at-an-historically-black-college 03 03 2011
Howard, Daniel L., Carlton Boyd, William D. Kalsbeek, and Paul A. Godley. American Journal of Health Studies. 2010; 25(3):149-155.

 

Trends and Racial Differences in the Use of Androgemn Deprivation Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Carson AP, Howard DL, Carpenter WR, Taylor YJ, Peacock S, Schenck AP, Godley PA. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2010 May; 39(5):872-881.

 

Racial Differences in PSA Screening Interval and Stage at Diagnosis
Carpenter WR, Howard DL, Taylor YJ, Ross LE, Wobker SE, Godley PA. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Mar 24.

 

Prediciting Glaucoma Diagnosis in an Elderly Sample
Daniel L. Howard, Mimi M. Kim, and Paul A. Godley. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA. June 27-29, 2010.

 

Getting from A to IRB: Developing an institutional review board at a historically Black university
Howard, Daniel L., Carlton Boyd, Daniel K. Nelson and Paul A. Godley. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2010 Mar, 5(1):75-82.

 

Developing Survey Research Infrastructure at an Historically Black College
Howard, Daniel L., Carlton Boyd, William D. Kalsbeek, and Paul A. Godley. American Journal of Health Studies. 2010; 25(3):149-155.

 

Can Cultural Competency Speak to the Race Disparities in Methadone Dosage Levels
Howard Daniel L., Nadine J. Barrett, DaJuanicia N. Holmes. Review of Black Political Economy Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 7-23, March 2010.

 

Assessing Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health in a Sample of Homeless Men
Kim, M.M., Ford, J.D., D.L. Howard, and Bradford, D.W. Health & Social Work Vol. 35, No. 1, pp.39-48, February 2010.

Biblical Principles and Lay Health Advisor Training: A Brother’s Keeper Pathway Toward Promoting African-American Men’s Health
Eugenia Eng, Moses V. Goldmon, Eddie Eubanks, Leonard Williams, Kevin Wu, Amma Agyemang, Mohamed Jalloh, Jerry Gregory, Shola Dada, Barbara Pringle, Wayne Sherman, Daniel L. Howard, and Paul Godley. American Public Health Association (APHA), 138 Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, Colorado, November 6-10, 2010.

 

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease in African-American Rural Churches: Findings from a Participant Observation Analysis
Mimi Misung Kim, Keon L. Gilbert, Eugenia Eng, Carol Burt, LaShell Turnbull, Mohamed Jalloh, Amma Agyemang, Kevin Wu, Shola Dada, Leonard Williams, Daniel L. Howard, and Paul Godley. American Public Health Association (APHA), 138 Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, Colorado, November 6-10, 2010.

 

Applying a Unique Protocol for Participant Observation: Observing the Role of Health in African-American Rural Churches
Mimi Misung Kim, Eugenia Eng, Carol Burt, LaShell Turnbull, Keon L. Gilbert, Mohamed Jalloh, Candidate, Amma Agyemang, Kevin Wu, Shola Dada, Leonard Williams, Daniel L. Howard, and Paul Godley. American Public Health Association (APHA), 138 Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, Colorado, November 6-10, 2010.

 

Understanding Cultural Sensitivity in the National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey (NDATSS) Study
Mimi Misung Kim, and Daniel L. Howard. American Public Health Association (APHA), 138 Annual Meeting 2010, Denver, Colorado, November 6-10, 2010.

 

Assessing the Congregational Health Needs, Concerns, and Priorities of African American Health Disparities Church Network
Carlton L. Boyd, MPH; Moses V. Goldmon, EdD; Melissa Green, MPH; Shelly-Ann Meade, MS; Daniel L. Howard, PhD; Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD; Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD. 31stAnnual Minority Health Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. February 26, 2010.

 

Predicting Cultural Sensivity in National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey
Daniel L. Howard, Mimi M. Kim, and Paul A. Godley. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. June 27-29, 2010.

 

Examining Race and Depression among a Sample of Aging Medicaid Patients
Daniel L. Howard, Mimi M. Kim. 31st Annual Minority Health Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. February 26, 2010.

 

Examining Glaucoma Diagnosis by Race in Aging Sample
Daniel L. Howard, Mimi M. Kim. 31st Annual Minority Health Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. February 26, 2010.