Program Evaluation of Community Engagement

Faculty involved: Aimee James, Graham Colditz, Vetta Sanders Thompson, Bettina Drake, Esther Lu, Jean Hunleth

The division recognizes the importance of engaging community members in research- what is known as community-based participatory research. Therefore, much research has been done on its effectiveness and how it should be done and improved. The research at the division has been done on existing programs which incorporate community-based participatory strategies, such as the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) in order to continue informing best practices for community-based participatory research programs.

Select Publications:

Goodman MS, Thompson VL, Arroyo-Johnson C., et al. Evaluating Community Engagement in Research: Quantitative Measure Development. Journal of Community Psychology. 2017; 45(1): 17-32. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21828

Thompson VL, Drake B, James AS, Norfolk M, Goodman MS, et al. A Community Coalition to Address Cancer Disparities: Transitions, Successes and Challenges. J Canc Educ 2015 Dec; 30(4): 616-622. PMCID: PMC4416074.

Arroyo-Johnson C, Allen M, Colditz G., et al. A Tale of Two Community Networks Program Centers: Operationalizing and Assessing CBPR Principles and Evaluating Partnership Outcomes. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2015; 9:61-69.

Braun KL, Stewart S, Baquet C, Berry-Bobovski L, Blumenthal D, Brandt H, Buchwald DS, Campbell JE, Coe K, Cooper LC, Espinoza P, Henry-Tillman R, Hargreaves M, James AS, Kaur J, Ma GX, Mandelblatt J, Meade C, Ramirez A, Scarinci I. NCI’s Community Networks Program Initiative to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities: Outcomes and Lessons Learned. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2015; 9: p. 21-32. PMCID: PMC4698458