: Fitting a square peg into a round hole: Lessons learned from a community-based participatory research project
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the process of engaging community members in the US and Durban South Africa in a CBPR research project designed to improve health outcomes of historically marginalized populations. Identify the challenges and effective responses to the IRB process and institutional practices that may constrain and conflict with the principles of CBPR and the expectations of communities. Discuss strategies to better prepare both communities and academic researchers to design, implement and evaluate CBPR research models that improve effectiveness.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: In addition to my educational training and credentialing, I have more than 20 years of experience working as a social and behavioral scientist in the areas of health disparities and community-based participatory research. I currently serve and have served on multiple NIH funded research projects as the PI and co-investigator. I have published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and presented at numerous conferences both within the US and abroad.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.