About Us

CHEER is a partnership of seven organizations that work together to develop, share, and implement research priorities that impact minority health and reduce health inequities.

The organizations include the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC), the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department (SCHD), Memphis Housing Authority (MHA), First Baptist Church Lauderdale (FBCL), and Mustard Seed Inc (MS).

CHEER Partners logos

Partnerships

Investigators

Dr. Shelley White-Means
Director of CHEER
University of Tennessee
(901) 448-1915
swhiteme@uthsc.edu
[Dr. Shelley White-Means Bio bio]

Dr. Mona Newsome Wicks
Co-Investigator
University of Tennessee
(901) 448-6250
mwicks@uthsc.edu
[Dr. Mona Newsome Wicks Bio bio]

Dr. Cheryl Golden
Co-Investigator
LeMoyne-Owen College
Cheryl_Golden@loc.edu
[Dr. Cheryl Golden Bio bio]

Dr. Muriel Rice
Director of Community Engagement Core
University of Tennessee
[Dr. Muriel Rice Bio bio]

Shanell McGoy, MPH
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
[Shanell McGoy, MPH Bio bio]

Staff

Adole Muruako
Graduate Research Assistant
aalipoe@uthsc.edu
[Teresa Bell bio]

Okoia Uket
Graduate Research Assistant
ouket@uthsc.edu

Contact Us

66 N. Pauline, Suite 307
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-448-7666
Fax: 901-448-1640