About Meharry

Research Centers

Whether in a laboratory or a clinic, looking through a microscope or listening though a stethoscope, Meharry's investigators are translating research into cures.


Center for Women's Health Research (CWHR)—addressing diseases unique to women, particularly those experienced at higher rates among minority populations. Current and future research studies at the CWHR are in the areas of reproductive health, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and social and environmental factors in women's health, as well as health care access and quality.

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research (CAHDR)—unraveling the biology of HIV/AIDS and seeking remedies for the populations most affected. The CAHDR has three major areas of focus: biology, behavioral, and community outreach. Researchers at the CAHDR study new mechanisms of HIV infections, pathogenesis, immunity, and development of novel means for intervention.

The Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC)—a research, training and collaborations infrastructure that serves as an incubator for Meharry scientists conducting translational research. The scientists in MeTRC are focused on advancing research and health care related to diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact underrepresented minority populations.

Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience—understanding the brain's circuitry/chemistry as it relates to human behavior and thereby treat dementia, Parkinson's, addictions, and other psycho-social disorders. The mission of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience is to conduct research in all phases—basic, translational, clinical, social, and behavioral—that will generate new knowledge and perhaps reduce health disparities in neurological disease and mental health.