Dr. Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH, who co-directs the C-STAR Implementation Science Core, recently presented on Community Stakeholder Engagement in Clinical & Translational Research: Introduction to Concepts, Methods, & Resources as part of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Research Webinar series.
Content from this presentation is now available from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Academy webpage.
Dr. Kandula, a Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) at Northwestern University and Co-Director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s (IPHAM) Center for Community Health, is a noted expert on health services research, specifically on how to reduce health disparities and inform health care system delivery of prevention.
In her presentation, she emphasized the importance of engaging members of the community early on outside the walls of academia, and the importance of having community members serve as active participants in research. She noted that community engagement is meant to lead to action, and that it involves actively working with communities, not simply doing things for the community.
As Co-Director of the Implementation Science and Community Engagement Core of C-STAR, Dr. Kandula will help C-STAR participants understand how to effectively include principles of consumer engagement and implementation research into their practices for real world impact.