Community-Based Participatory Research in Health and Medicine: What does it add and what are the pitfalls?
Free Public Lecture
Vernon Collins Lecture Theatre
Health Education Learning Precinct (HELP), Level 1 The Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road Parkville, 3052
Over the past 20 years, amid growing concern over the limitations of traditional health and medical intervention research, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) had gained substantial interest. Following an overview of CBPR and its core principles and best practices, brief case studies will be used to illustrate its utility in more effectively engaging patients, practitioners, and communities in studying and addressing health problems from diabetes in Indigenous communities to childhood asthma and immigrant worker health. Ethical and methodological challenges in CBPR in health and medicine also will be discussed.
Professor Meredith Minkler, Professor Emerita of Community Health Sciences
Professor Meredith Minkler
Professor Emerita of Community Health Sciences
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Meredith Minkler, DrPH is Professor Emerita of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. She continues to teach and partner with marginalized communities to study and address health and social inequities through communityengaged research. Her current work addresses the long term health and social policy impacts of CBPR. Minkler is coauthor or editor of 8 books including Community Organizing & Community Building for Health and Welfare(2012) and Community Based Participatory Research for Health: Advancing Social & Health Equity (2018, with Wallerstein, et al., 3rd edition); has authored or coauthored over 160 peer reviewed publications; and is recognised as one of the leading proponents of CBPR globally.