Who We Are

The Community
Engaged Research Core

The Community Engaged Research Core (CERC) offers a wide range of consultative services to support researchers conducting community engaged research. Assistance is available for all phases of community engaged research including project planning, study design, implementation, data collection, data analysis, translation and dissemination. Assistance includes:

  • Strategies for identifying and engaging communities in the development and implementation of a research project
  • Community needs assessment using existing data sets and planned data collection
  • Research designs best suited for community settings
  • Measurement strategies and tools for testing hypotheses in community setting 
  • Evaluation research methods 
  • Strategies for tracking individual or systems level changes when applied in community settings
  • Monitoring the delivery or fidelity of interventions in community settings
  • Navigating administrative obstacles to carrying out research in community settings
  • Translating and disseminating research findings in community setting

For questions about core resources, contact Yvonne Joosten by email or phone (615-936-5260).