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Community-Based Participatory Research and the Roles of Power, Trust, and Culture Part 1

February 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Workshop Description:

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is the combination of research and partnership building when assessing a community priority. Partnerships are diverse, often including individuals from specific communities, organizations, academic institutions, and/or coalitions. The CBPR approach strives for shared decision making and involvement of partners and community members during all phases of the process. This two-part workshop will introduce CBPR, its principles, critical points in partnership development and issues throughout the research and partnership processes. Issues related to power dynamics, trust, and culture will be highlighted in the workshop sessions. This workshop is inclusive for anyone interested in research and assessment. Each session will incorporate education for organizations implementing and evaluating community programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand CBPR within the scope of community engaged research
  2. Identify where community participation occurs in the research and evaluation process
  3. Provide strategies for partner engagement and partnership development

Featured Speakers

Julie Lucero, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean, College of Health
Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology
University of Utah

Julie E. Lucero, PhD MPH, is an associate dean, College of Health, and associate professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, at the University of Utah. Lucero’s research is centered on the identification of modifiable social determinants to reduce the impact of health inequities within underrepresented populations. Using mixed methods, dissemination and implementation science, and community based participatory research (CBPR), her projects have focused on examining factors associated with substance abuse, mental health, housing and food security, and  positive youth development. Lucero has been involved with CBPR projects in collaboration with Native American/Indigenous, Latino/Hispano, young adult, and LGBTQ+ communities. Much of Lucero’s research has contributed to advancing the science of community engaged research approaches. Lucero strives to achieve health equity by means of education, research, diversity and inclusion, and policy development.

Kadie Zeller

Executive Director
Om Namo
Project Coordinator
Churchill Community Coalition

Kadie Zeller (she/her) is a Certified Prevention Specialist and works as the Executive Director for Om Namo and the Project Coordinator for Churchill Community Coalition. She is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a descendant of the people of Kiribati in the South Pacific. Zeller’s work has primarily focused on primary and secondary substance prevention and mental health wellness for historically misrepresented community members in Churchill County, Nevada. Her work varies from grassroots community partnership and education to data collection and policy change. Zeller utilizes community based participatory research (CBPR) methods when working with Native American/Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and rural youth and adults to identify needs and implement programming. Her passion is connecting communities with the tools and resources needed to create positive systems of change and sustain intergenerational healing.

Funding Disclosure: *This project is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor the CDC. Any activities performed under this sub-award shall acknowledge the funding was provided through the Division by Grant Number 1 NH75OT000092-01-00 from the CDC.


February 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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