In this video, an SC CTSI specialist introduces the basic characteristics of community-engaged research and the rationale for this research approach, including the development of health solutions among groups that have historically been underrepresented in medical study. Clinical and translational investigators learn the ways in which community-engaged research differs from traditional research, notably how it transforms the role of community stakeholders from research subjects to research participants, who help shape or even drive research questions that address urgent health needs. The lecturer discusses the different types of community-based research, including community-based participatory research (CBPR). Also covered are techniques for engaging local community groups and stakeholders in all aspects of the research, from funding to data collection, to ensure a successful community-engaged research project.
Katrina Kubicek, MA, PhD
Co-Director, Community Engagement / Director, Evaluation & Improvement