25 Apr Engaging Communities in Interdisciplinary Research
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This event is the 10th and final session in the monthly Team Science Seminar Series. This session will focus on community engagement in interdisciplinary research teams. Participants will learn about community engagement and its importance in interdisciplinary and translational research, as well as strategies for participants to increase community engagement in their research.
The 10-session Team Science Seminar Series has been developed to cultivate the next generation of translational team scientists and leaders through Team Science education, training, and leadership development. Participation in this series will support the acquisition of individual team science competencies that will help guide and shape current and future collaborations and relationships across disciplines.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Define community engagement in the context of research.
- Explain why community engagement is important in interdisciplinary and translational research.
- Identify strategies for early career researchers to increase community engagement in their research.
About the Speaker
Dr. Maggie Ramirez is the William L. Dowling Endowed Professor in Health Administration and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She has an interdisciplinary background in human-centered design, health services research, and learning health systems research. Dr. Ramirez is interested in the inclusion of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other community stakeholders in the research process to accelerate adoption of evidence-based care and eliminate health and healthcare disparities. She is a faculty member in the ITHS Community Engagement program where she supports initiatives to facilitate community-academic research partnerships in the WWAMI region.
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