SHARE was an NIH-funded behavioral intervention project that represented a collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Diocese of Corpus Christi. SHARE was a primary stroke prevention project which targeted lifestyle change through a culturally-sensitive, faith-based multicomponent intervention. Churches were randomized to intervention or control groups (who received a delayed intervention) and enrolled in a staggered fashion. A one-year intervention consisting of self-help materials, motivational interviewing, tailored newsletters, and social environmental change were implemented.


Principal Investigators:
Diocese of Corpus Christi:
  • Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody, D.D.
  • Mary Welch, R.N., Ph.D.
Project Manager:
  • Emma Sais, B.A.
Corpus Christi Field Office Staff:
  • Himanshu Pundir, B.S.
Community Advisory Board:
  • Monsignor Mark Chamberlain
  • Rosie Garza, R.N.
  • Monsignor Michael Heras
  • Teresa Martinez, R.N.
  • Monsignor Morgan Rowsome
  • Mary Welch, R.N., Ph.D.


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Brown DL, Conley KM, Sánchez BN, Resnicow K, Cowdery JE, Sais E, Murphy J, Skolarus LE, Lisabeth LD, Morgenstern LB: A Multicomponent Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Stroke Risk Factor Behaviors: The Stroke Health and Risk Education Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke 2015; 46: 2861-2867.
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