February 18: Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez


Dr. Patricia Matthews-Juarez has extensive experience in medical education, research training, administration and management. She established the first office of Faculty Affairs and Development in the School of Medicine and at the institutional level at Meharry Medical College.

Her past academic positions have included the administrator for the Meharry-Morehouse-Drew Consortium Cancer Center. In this role, she co-authored the first national grant for the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer. She was the vice chair/administration for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Most recently, she was the cofounding director of the Research Center on Health Disparities, Equity, and the Exposome, University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee and Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

Currently, she is the vice president for the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and tenured professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry. She is the project director for two HRSA grants: The College-wide Patient-Centered Medical Home Project and the Primary Care Training and Enhancement/ Academic Unit Project: National Center on Medical Education Development and Research.