CHERISH Partners

CHERISH Study Team

Josh Bundy, PhD, MPH

Jodie Laurent, MPH
Senior Research Coordinator

Marilyn Jefferson Payne, Ed.D, LPC-S, LMFT
Church Recruitment Liaison

Chloe Villavaso
Advance Practice Registered Nurse

CHW and CRC Bios

Bios coming soon…

CHERISH Publications

Alvarado, F., Laurent, J., Mills, K. T., Ferdinand, K. C., Crews, D., Gustat, J., & He, J. (2023). Abstract P654: Neighborhood social determinants of health influence cardioprotective behaviors among church members in New Orleans. Circulation, 147(Suppl_1). Web Link

Allouch, F., Mills, K. T., Laurent, J., Alvarado, F., Gustat, J., He, H., & He, J. (2023). Abstract P148: Perceived religious influence on health is associated with beneficial cardiovascular health behaviors within predominantly black churches in New Orleans, Louisiana. Circulation, 147(Suppl_1). Web Link

Alvarado, F., Hercules, A., Wanigatunga, M., Laurent, J., Payne, M., Allouch, F., Crews, D. C., Mills, K. T., He, J., Gustat, J., & Ferdinand, K. C. (2023). Influence of neighborhood-level social determinants of health on a heart-healthy lifestyle among black church members: A mixed-methods study. American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice, 27, 100273. Web Link

Maroney K, Laurent J, Alvarado F, Gabor A, Bell C, Ferdinand K, He J, Mills KT. Systematic review and meta-analysis of church-based interventions to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors. Am J Med Sci. 2023 May 25:S0002-9629(23)01203-X. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2023.05.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37244637.