Year Published: 2019

Time to Complete: 15 min

Instructor: Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD; Thomas Concannon, PhD

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: None

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

How does stakeholder engagement work in basic science research?

When you spend most of your research in a lab, the idea of engaging stakeholders in research may not seem tangible or practical. In this course, Thomas Concannon, PhD, Co-Director of Tufts CTSI Stakeholder and Community Engagement, interviews Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, whose journey of stakeholder engagement has transformed his stem cell research. Learn Dr. Garlick’s motivation for working with stakeholders and how his research team has made stakeholder engagement a priority.

Content Outline

  • SCE From Theory to Practice Highlights
  • Becoming a Scientist in Society
  • Engagement of Diverse Stakeholder Groups
  • Finding your Team:A Holistic Approach
  • Making Meaning through Broadly-Engaged Team Science
  • A Framework for Action
  • Adapting to an Ever-Changing Environment
  • What's Important & Conclusion


  • Lecture Slide Deck (PDF)

Course Evaluation

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