Jacquelyn S. Favours, MPH, CPH, CHES is a Program Manager at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA), a strategic partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, fostering community-academic partnerships and community engaged research. Within the Alliance, Jacquelyn’s role includes community engagement and research. She convenes interdisciplinary collective impact groups around specific health conditions and causes, including diabetes, community health workers, and faith-based health initiatives.
Currently her research is focused around the development of a validated tool to measure participant trust in biomedical research and ensuring patient-centeredness, engagement, and dissemination within all stages of research for the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN).
Jacquelyn also manages the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Community Engaged Research Core (CERC) in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translation Science (VICTR). CERC brings together academic researchers stakeholders to improve community health and healthcare through community engaged research, stakeholder integration, community engagement training and meaningful dissemination.
Prior to joining MVA, Jacquelyn worked with the Nashville Children Eating Well for Health (CHEW) project, a multi-institutional collaboration among several academic institutions – Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University – and community organizations, reducing childhood obesity through health promotion with new mothers.
Jacquelyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Fisk University and a Masters of Public Health from Tennessee State University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has a Certification in Public Health (CPH).