Dr. Dash in Meharry's HIV/AIDS Center

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research

The Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research (CAHDR) at Meharry Medical College conducts research and other scholarly activities designed to identify, understand, and eliminate factors responsible for the profoundly disproportionate burden of AIDS and HIV infection among minority populations in the United States. The Center is reducing the burden of AIDS in local minority communities through basic, clinical, and translational research.

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.