Year Published: 2018

Time to Complete: 70 min

Instructor: Carolyn Rubin, EdD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design, Communication and Teamwork

Looking for effective models of academic-community partnerships in translational research?

Interested in identifying potential stakeholders in local communities? What are some effective models of academic-community partnerships in translational research?

This course entitled, Engaging Stakeholders in Community-Based Participatory Research, is led by Carolyn Rubin, EdD, MA, Tufts CTSI’s Director of Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT). Learn about what community-based participatory research (CBPR) is, why you might pursue it, and how researchers and communities can collaborate to identify and address community priorities in translational science.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the definition and benefits of CBPR
  • Identify strategies for building authentic, long-term partnerships
  • Reflect on your (or your institution’s) relationships with local communities and potential next steps toward CBPR

Content Outline

  • Translational Research & Disconnect
  • What is Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • CBPR Case Studies – Somerville CAFEH
  • Major Characteristics of CBPR
  • Building Your Capacity (BYC) - CBPR Example
  • Lessons Learned from the BYC Project
  • Model of Long-Term Engagement ADAPT
  • Coalition-building Model and ADAPT
  • ADAPT & Reflection on Strengths and Challenges
  • ADAPT as Incubator
  • Looking Ahead - ADAPT Priorities


  • Lecture Slide Deck (PDF)

Course Evaluation

  • Post-Course Evaluation
  • Course Completion Verification
 This Course is Free