Presented by Sonya Brady, PhD, LP
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
This presentation will describe a community-engaged program of research facilitated by the University of Minnesota Program in Health Disparities Research, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Selected findings from over 10 years of research with community partners will be reviewed, including student-led projects on family- and community-level stressors, resources for coping and social support, academic investment, and policing of African American communities. Challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned in conducting community-engaged research will be discussed, including topics of community participation and relevance of research to communities, capacity building, and sustainability of prevention work that is initially funded through research mechanisms. Findings and discussion will be relevant to scientists, practitioners, and community members interested in community-engaged research and the well-being and success of African American communities.