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Academic Productivity & Community-Engaged Research

Academic Productivity & Community-Engaged Research

June 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, 123
850 Republican Street
Seattle WA
ITHS Education


A major challenge for academic researchers is how to translate their work into academic productivity. In community-engaged research (CEnR), there are key strategies that can help you transform this process into important academic outputs such as grant writing, scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, networking, and collaboration.

During this session, we will describe best methods for publishing community partnership development work, including community-academic partnership building, formative research, and intervention development.

Due to the high level of interactive training, this series is available as a hands-on, in-person experience only. 

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00 pm – 1:30pm: Seminar and lunch

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to transform the community-engaged partnership process into academic productivity.
  • Identify barriers to academic productivity and find solutions to address those barriers in the next six months.
  • Identify ways to operationalize community-engaged research (CEnR) skills into an area of expertise.

About the speakers

Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of Research at Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health Equity, and Principal Investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Dr. Coker serves as co-director for the ITHS Integrating Special Populations program. Dr. Coker’s research focuses on community-partnered design and investigation of new and innovative methods of delivering primary care services to children in low-income families. She practices primary care at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Linda Ko, PhD, is the director of the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, evaluation, and dissemination of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Dr. Ko serves as co-director for the ITHS Community Engagement program. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research.