Minority Health Research Resources

CHEER is happy to announce that we will be partnering with the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Minority Center of Excellence in providing the community with access to current research publications in the field of minority health. Please use the link below to access these publication collections:


The Consortium for Health Education and Economic Empowerment Research (CHEER) includes statisticians, economists, social research experts and others whose work is oriented in health services research. CHEER’s experts are affiliated with six institutions in the Memphis area which include the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis Housing Authority, Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, First Baptist Church Lauderdale, and Mustard Seed, Inc. The consortium’s researchers have extensive background in health disparities research and community outreach projects.

Statistical Services

After compiling data, the task of organizing, analyzing, and interpreting it can become overwhelming. Many studies misinterpret data or use incorrect statistical methods for analysis. CHEER has experienced statisticians who are proficient in using various statistical packages (SAS,SPSS, Stata, Eviews) and can offer useful advice during any phase of the research project. CHEER has a number of local, regional, and national data bases. For more information concerning these services please call (901) 448-1985. (View CHEER Data Base)

Geographic Information Services

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has become an important tool for any planning or decision-making that involves location-based data. GIS is used to store, retrieve, map, and analyze of geographic data. GIS can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, and development planning. If you are interested in acquiring one of our GIS maps please call (901) 448-1985. (View examples of our Geographic Information Services)

Community-Based Research Design and Implementation

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an emerging orientation to research and scientific inquiry that equitably involves both community stakeholders and investigators at all levels of the research process from design to dissemination. CBPR involves a partnership between the community and the investigator(s) where each group shares equal ownership of the process and products of research collaboration. Through its consulting service, CHEER offers advice and training to community partners seeking to conduct translational research in community settings.

If you are interested in collaboration or consultation, please contact us at 901-448-1985.

Contact Us

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