Community Engagement Working Group

Community Engagement Working Group meeting

The Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) is composed of leaders and relevant stakeholders from each funded center who meet monthly. Leadership of the CEWG will rotate on an annual basis between the 11 centers. We strive to ensure that co-leadership of the CEWG is shared between academic and community partners. The CEWG's work is coordinated by the Research Coordinating Center's Community Engagement Unit.

Key Activities

  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Identifying structural challenges in Community Engagement
  • Sharing best practices and lessons learned
  • Accelerating the development of subcommittees to develop manuscripts, Op-Eds and other forms of communications to promote new approaches to community engagement

Subcommittees

The Evaluation Metrics Subcommittee is comprised of self-identified members of the CEWG. It is charged with vetting, selecting, and paring down a suite of evaluation metrics for all consortium members to collect over the life of the award. The subcommittee meets on a monthly basis and vets a list of validated Community Engagement measures that capture and characterize a commitment to community partner involvement at all levels of the research process including: crafting RFAs (pilot studies); reviewing proposals; participating on research teams; crafting questions; participating in data collection, analysis, interpretation and drafting of manuscripts, white papers and other opinion pieces.

ACHIEVE GREATER

Toria Turner
Wayne State University
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Wayne State University
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Wayne State University
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Wayne State University

C2DREAM

Antony Stately, PhD
Native American Community Clinic
Rebekah Pratt, PhD
University of Minnesota
Maiyia Kasouaher, PhD
University of Minnesota
Yasamin Graff, MPH
University of Minnesota

C3EN

David Ansell, MD, MPH
Rush University
Sheila Dugan, MD
Rush University
Doriane Miller, MD
University of Chicago
Darryl Jenkins
Faith Community Church of Itasca
Uche Onwuta, MPH, MS
Kane County Health Department
Christie Edwards, MPH
Rush University
Verneda Bachus, DHA, MA, MBA
Friend Family Health Center
Raul Garza

CAHPE

Keith Chan, PhD, MSW
Hunter College
Emerson Ea, BSN, DNP, MS, PhD
New York University

COMMUNITY

Judelysse (Judy) Gomez, PhD
Hunter College
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Hunter College
Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Columbia University Health Sciences
Desiree Walker, BA
Columbia University Health Sciences
Nicole Bayne, MPH, RN
Columbia University Health Sciences
Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Columbia University Health Sciences
Jhovelis (Jhovie) Mañaná

CRHSJ

Valandra Oliver-German, DrPH
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Carol Ellen Cornell, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kristina Hood, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University

FAC

Vivian Carter, PhD
Tuskegee University
Caroline Compretta, PhD
University of Mississippi Medical Center
D’Andra Odom, MPA
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Adrianne Marbury, MPA
University of Alabama at Birmingham

MACCHE

Chidinma Ibe, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Debra Hickman
Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR)
Deven Brown, MPA
Johns Hopkins University

SCCLH

Nicole Wolfe, PhD
University of Southern California
Adriana Argaiz, MSSP
University of Southern California
Rosa Barahona, BA
University of Southern California
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, MPH, PhD
University of Southern California
Michele Kipke, PhD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Anna Peare, MPH
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Southeast Collaborative

Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
University of Miami
Arthur Blank, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rocio Bustamante, RBT
University of Miami
Ana Palacio, MD, MPH
University of Miami
Selena Carpenter, MEd
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Robert Taylor, MPA
Meharry Medical College
Juliet Nyanamba, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Ana Riccio, MD
University of Miami
Philip Law
University of Miami

UC-END DISPARITIES

Pamela Pimentel, BS
University of California, Irvine
Mona AuYoung, MPH, MS, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
University of California, Irvine
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Krystal Lloyd, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles
Emily Drum, MPH
University of California, Irvine
Stefanie Vasser, MS
University of California, Los Angeles
Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Alana LeBrón
University of California, Irvine

RCC-RD-MCD

Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, MS
University of California, San Francisco
Greg Rebchook, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Barbara Green-Ajufo, MPH, DrPH
University of California, San Francisco
Laurie Long, MA
University of California, San Francisco
Andrea Woodard
University of California, San Francisco
Peggy (Margaret) Rasmussen, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Kelly Taylor, MPH, MS, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Suzana Beyene
University of California, San Francisco