Project Description

Institute B2: Session B An Upper Room Experience and Discussion for Brothers Only!

Institute B2: Session B – An Upper Room Experience and Discussion for Brothers Only!

Tuesday, Nov. 13
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Men aren’t judged by whether they are healthy; they are judged by whether they contribute financially to their households, pay child support and are active participants in their families and communities,” says Derek M. Griffith, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and health at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Research on Men’s Health. If they can do those things, they are unlikely to see a reason to go to a doctor, Griffith says.

This interactive session will explore barriers and interventions for brothers to seek better health, emotional and spiritual behaviors as a greater contribution to Black family and community.


Marino A. Bruce, PhD, MSRC, MDiv
Director of the CRMH Program for Research on Faith and Health at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Dr. Derek M. Griffith
Center for Research on Men’s Health
Professor of Medicine
Health and Society Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr.
Senior Pastor
BeBe Memorial CME Church
Oakland, CA