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


Principal Investigators:
Diocese of Corpus Christi:
  • Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody, DD
  • Mary Welch, RN, PhD
Project Manager:
  • Emma Sais, BA
Corpus Christi Field Office Staff:
  • Himanshu Pundir, BS
Community Advisory Board:
  • Monsignor Mark Chamberlain
  • Rosie Garza, RN
  • Monsignor Michael Heras
  • Teresa Martinez, RN
  • Monsignor Morgan Rowsome
  • Mary Welch, RN, PhD


Brown DL, Conley KM, Resnicow K, Murphy J, Sánchez BN, Cowdery JE, Sais E, Lisabeth DL, Skolarus LE, Zahuranec DB, Williams GC, Morgenstern LB. Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE): Design, methods, and theoretical basis. Contemp Clin Trials 2012; 33:721-729.

Johnson D, Brown DL, Morgenstern LB, Meurer WJ, Lisabeth LD. The Association of Neighborhood Characteristics with Sleep Duration and Daytime Sleepiness. Sleep Health, in press.

Brown DL, Conley KM, Sánchez BN, Resnicow K, Cowdery JE, Sais E, Murphy J, Skolarus LE, Lisabeth LD, Morgenstern LB. A behavioral intervention to reduce stroke risk factor behaviors: The SHARE Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke, in press.