CHERISH Partners

CHERISH Study Team

Allison N. Marshall, PhD, MPH, MSSW
Assistant Director

Jodie Laurent, MPH
Senior Research Coordinator

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

Chloe Villavaso, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FPCNA, AACC 

Advance Practice Registered Nurse

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.