This core group engages a broad spectrum of communities across the continuum of clinical and translational research, with particular emphasis on diverse and underserved communities, including pediatrics. The group helps researchers understand the health needs and research barriers of special populations and then facilitates academic-community partnerships to ensure patient/community engagement in all stages of clinical and translational research. CE also evaluates and disseminates novel approaches for engaging diverse populations in clinical and translational research and eliminating barriers to research participation.

Directors

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati Co-Director, Community Engagement Details
Michele Kipke Michele Kipke, PhD SC CTSI Co-Director/CE Director Details
Katrina Kubicek Katrina Kubicek, MA, PhD Co-Director, Community Engagement / Director, Evaluation & Improvement Details
Karen Lincoln Karen Lincoln, MSW, MA, PhD Co-Director, Community Engagement Details

Team Members

Rosalba Cain Rosalba Cain Research Ambassador, Community Engagement Details
Sara Calderon Sara Calderon Research Ambassador, Community Engagement Details
Alma Garcia Alma Garcia Research Ambassador, Community Engagement Details
Miles McNeeley Miles McNeeley, MSW Program Manager, Community Engagement Details
Mayra Rubio-Diaz Mayra Rubio-Diaz Program Specialist, Community Engagement Details
Natayla  Seals Natayla Seals Research Ambassador, Community Engagement Details
Ernesto Sosa Ernesto Sosa, MSW, MPH Evaluation specialist, Community Engagement, Evaluation & Improvement Details

Community Advisory Board (CAB) Members

Regina Greer-Smith Regina Greer-Smith, MPH, FACHE Community Advisory Board, Community Engagement Core Program Details
Miriam Hernandez Miriam Hernandez Community Advisory Board, Community Engagement Core Program Details

Core Groups

ADMIN Administration Details
BERD Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Details
CRI Clinical Research Informatics Details
CRS Clinical Research Support Details
CE Community Engagement Details
DIC Digital Innovation & Communication Details
EI Evaluation & Improvement Details
RKS Regulatory Knowledge & Support Details
RD Research Development Details
WD Workforce Development Details

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.