Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health: Updates

Interim Report on Community Listening Tour

The Meharry Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health launched a Community Listening Tour earlier this summer to gather essential feedback from community members. This feedback will inform the Center’s initial research agenda and work.

Earlier this summer, Meharry launched the Center for the Study of the Social Determinants of Health to conduct research into social issues that impact public health including smoking, nutrition and poverty. The initial work of the Center is funded by an independent research grant from JUUL Labs, Inc. and will focus on the impact of tobacco and nicotine on public health, especially among minority and underserved communities.


To launch these initiatives, Meharry is conducting a community survey and local listening tour to gather community voices and gauge public opinion about tobacco and nicotine-related products. The community outreach effort is the Center’s inaugural initiative and will inform its research activities in the coming years.


For additional information, read the announcement for the Center for the Study of the Social Determinants of Health, and an op-ed by Dr. James E.K. Hildreth published in the Tennessean.

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