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

July 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Workshop Description:

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is a collaborative research approach where both the researcher and community share decision making and are equitably engaged through all phases of the process. The use of a CBPR approach supports the development of culturally responsive interventions that meet the needs of the community. Participants can expect to be introduced to CBPR, its principles, critical points in partnership development, and common challenges that can occur throughout the process. More specifically, the challenges of power dynamics, trust, and culture will be highlighted. Each session will also incorporate information about implementing and evaluating community programs. This workshop is inclusive for anyone interested in research and assessment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define CBPR within the scope of community engaged research
  2. Identify where community participation occurs in the research and evaluation process
  3. Describe how power dynamics occur in partnerships with community members
  4. Evaluate trust development characteristics for community-academic partnerships
  5. Explore how culture and different ways of knowing are embedded in the research process

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.


July 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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