Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

All of Us Research Program Engagement Core

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty

Professional Highlights

Dr. Fair's interests and achievements are illustrated through her productivity in peer-reviewed manuscripts and educational outreach. She has 28 peer-reviewed manuscripts (11 first-author) representing her research interest areas in stakeholder engagement in clinical research, mentoring, training and sustaining scholars in the clinical translational workforce. and the relationship of psychosocial and lifestyle factors on breast cancer risk in minority and medically underserved mammography patients. She is committed to career development and mentorship of scholars in public health and medicine. Through her tenure at the University of South Carolina and Meharry Medical College, she was course faculty for seven courses offered in public health degree programs. Since 2012, she has been the seminar leader for a quarterly Clinical Immersion Bootcamp Program through the School of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR). This educational session is tailored to Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff on the requirements and processes necessary for the ethical conduct of clinical research at the enterprise level. Dr. Fair’s interest in community-engaged research (CEnR) is a new development that has been honed in two capacities. Over the last three years, she has managed quantitative and qualitative patient-centered outcomes survey research projects on the barriers and incentives for consumer and provider stakeholders on participating in a clinical data research network (CDRN). Secondly, she was the program director for the 2016 Advancing the Science of CEnR conference, a forum to rapidly disseminate CEnR evidence, gain practical knowledge, and implement new and enhance existing community engagement programs.


Previous Institution
Meharry Medical College

Office Address:
1005 D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208
Previous Role/Title
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Career sustainability of scholars in workforce development


PhD- University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
MS- State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
BS- State University of New York, Syracuse, New York
BA- State University of New York, Buffalo, New York