Staff

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Research on Rural Families & Communities
Co-Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, VICTR
Betts Chair, Education and Human Development
Professor, Human & Organizational Development
Vanderbilt University
velma.m.murry@vanderbilt.edu
Office Phone: (615) 343-4887
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
Significance of context in studies of African American families and youth; Impact of racism on family functioning; Impact of the external stressors and protective factors (personality characteristics, coping behaviors, context, social support) on African-American families

Current Projects:
Computer-Based HIV Prevention for Rural African American Youth. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 9/13/2007 - 5/31/13

   

Travis Burns, B.B.A.
CRRFC Research Analyst II
travis.burns@vanderbilt.edu
Office Phone: (615) 322-4355
Office Cell: (731) 298-9676

Education / Training:
B.B.A., Belmont University, 2011

 

Graduate Research Assistants

Magaela C. Bethune, M.P.A.
magaela.c.bethune@vanderbilt.edu
Office Phone: (615) 322-2939

Vanderbilt University
Community Research & Action

   

 Community Staff

West Tennessee Community Consultants

Minnie L. Bommer, BPS, MA
Community Development Consultant
Tipton County
bommerm@bellsouth.net

 

West TN Field Staff
 

     
Lavonda Bond Jacquelyn Butler Beverly Chism Shirley Coney
       
       
Sharhonda Crowder Fredia Evans Keith Hendrix Lachesha Hendrix
       
       
Mary Jarrett-Woods Cynthia Lacy-Janes Sharon Perry Lucille Perry-Dudley
       
       
Janice Reed Sabrina Scott Jacqueline Shields Valerie Smith
       
       
Jeanette Taylor Karetha Taylor-Miller Nakeyla Vann Essie Walker