04 Feb Advantages and Challenges within Community-Engaged Research: Panel Discussion
Many academic researchers are unsure of how to develop and strengthen their relationships with community partners in respectful ways that will lead to productivity and good results for both sides of the partnership. In this module, you will learn key strategies to build and maintain productive, mutually beneficial community-academic partnerships related to your CEnR.
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
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify ways to transform academic projects into fruitful community partnerships.
- Identify barriers to successful partnerships.
- Identify ways to operationalize community-engaged research (CEnR) skills into an area of expertise.
- Rachel M. Ceballos, PhD, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
- Bridgette Hempstead, Founder, Cierra Sisters
- Faten Rashid, MSW, MHP, Counselor, Refugees Northwest
About the moderators
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.
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