Research at Meharry is focused on eliminating health disparities that disproportionately affect people of color and disadvantaged backgrounds. Our researchers are pioneering innovations to address the biological, behavioral, molecular, environmental, social, and other factors that contribute to the incommensurate burden of poor health care outcomes in minority and underserved populations. At Meharry Medical College, we provide our dedicated researchers with cutting-edge technology and tools that will expand their ideas and concepts to fruition.


Meharry’s research efforts cover the following four signature areas:


  • Cancer
  • Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Women’s Health


With these signature areas, our researchers dive into Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, Physiology, Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and  more.

Researchers at Meharry conduct bench to bedside to community research which allows us to develop new treatments and vastly improve patient care.


Meharry’s researchers generate new knowledge, perform innovative investigations, and mentor students pursuing degrees in Meharry’s School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Graduate Studies and Research. Our research facilities and cores provide state of the art technology, advanced expertise, and instruction for our faculty, research staff, and trainees.


Learn more about Meharry Medical College’s research efforts, capabilities, and support centers.  


Office for Research

Supporting our researchers with resources enabling them to devote time and talents to scientific investigation.

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Research & Support Centers

Learn more about Meharry’s established research and support centers.

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Sponsored Research

These organizations champion Meharry’s mission of serving the nation’s medically underserved populations.

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Research Publications

See the published research of Meharry’s distinguished faculty members.

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Research Capabilities

Take a look at the wide range of topics Meharry research encompasses.

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Research by Department

The researchers in Meharry’s School of Medicine spend their careers serving the medically underserved. They research the diseases that afflict minority communities, and they work to end health care disparities that disproportionally affect the nation’s poor and most vulnerable populations.

The research vision of the School of Dentistry is to ensure research training is fully integrated within the academic programs and encouraging our faculty and students to be fully engaged in research activities. The plans for developing a research infrastructure to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary research and training are underway.