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Promoting Diverse Representation in Research

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for help engaging underrepresented populations in your research or program. 

The UR CTSI is dedicated to engaging underrepresented populations – like those distinguished by language, disability, condition, risk, culture, geographic location/dispersion, socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity – at all levels of research and in all of our programs. With our expertise in community engagement and commitment to promoting diversity in the translational science workforce, we can help you integrate underrepresented populations into your research team or as participants in your health research studies. Our team will recommend approaches and resources used successfully with a specific population, or will work collaboratively with the research team and community partners to adapt approaches and resources for use with a new population or in a new setting.

Our Steering Committee

Steven Barnett, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Program Director of the Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research

Yeates Conwell, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program, and Director of the Office for Aging Research and Health Services

John Cullen, Ph.D., Professor in the UR CTSI and Center for Community Health and Prevention, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the UR CTSI and Associate Director in the Susan B. Anthony Center

Carrie Dykes, Ph.D., Director of Research Services at the UR CTSI

Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., the Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professor in Pediatrics Funded by Roger & Carolyn Friedlander

Charles Kamen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cancer Control

Caroline Silva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Laura Sugarwala, M.B.A., R.D., Director of Community Health Partnerships at the Center for Community Health and Prevention

Erika Sutter, M.P.H., Deputy Director and Senior Health Project Coordinator for the Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research

Karen Vitale, M.S.Ed., Operations Director for Population Health at the UR CTSI