Events / Collaborative Café: Conducting Research with a Racial Equity Lens

Collaborative Café: Conducting Research with a Racial Equity Lens

April 18, 2024
1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Community Experiential Learning Center, 4444 Forest Park

Collaborative Café: Conducting Research with a Racial Equity Lens, the final session of our Racial Equity series, will explore how different scholars use a racial equity lens to guide their research at each phase, from ideation to dissemination. Panelists will discuss ways that they have used a racial equity lens to frame their approach to research, including the theoretical framework that guides research, the questions that are asked, how data is collected, and how results are interpreted and shared. Researchers will also share how they handle issues around equity within their own research teams and partnerships. The moderated discussion will emphasize real-life examples from research projects and offer tips for researchers and community to design and implement studies that have an intentional approach to centering equity.

Attendees will:  

  • Understand examples of how to conduct research across multiple stages of development that is guided with a racial equity lens through real-life examples of research that center equity
  • Identify ways to manage a research team with a racial equity lens
  • Evaluate how to measure success and share results using a racial equity framework

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health and Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences presents Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations—Collaborative Café. Collaborative Café offers opportunities for researchers and community partners to network, share experiences, and learn from each other.


This event is open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations dedicated to advancing equity through community-engaged research. This event will take place in person in the Community Experiential Learning Center (CELC) on the first floor of 4444 Forest Park, located at the intersection of Forest Park and Taylor Avenues.

Registration is strongly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions & parking

The CELC is located in:

4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108-2212

Attendees can park in the surface lot located east of the building or the Newstead Garage located at 310 S Newstead Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. We will validate for parking for non-WashU employees.

Upon entering 4444 Forest Park, walk past the reception desk and follow signs for the Occupational Therapy Program. You will make a right at the elevators and a left immediately after the elevators. The CELC is located on the right. Watch a video of how to access the CELC.


If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.


Ana Baumann, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine

Baumann’s research agenda focuses on identifying strategies to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions in low-resource settings nationally and globally.

She is a co-director of the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core (DIRC), a methods core at the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) that provides methodological expertise to advance translational research to inform and move efficacious health practices from clinical knowledge to routine care. Through DIRC, she has supported numerous investigators in receiving federally studies aiming to accelerate the use of evidence-based interventions or guidelines in different settings of care.

Deleshā George
Program Manager, Deaconess Foundation

Deleshā works alongside the Director of Partnerships and Capacity Building to coordinate Deaconess Foundation’s programmatic and grantmaking activities. Her responsibilities include grants management and assisting with the development of capacity-building programming and learning opportunities for our partners.

Since returning to St. Louis from Washington, DC in 2012, Deleshā has fully engaged in serving the community. She has previously worked for United Way of Greater St. Louis, Steward Family Foundation, and most recently, Midwest BankCentre. Dedicated to enacting positive change for St. Louis residents, she has completed the Neighborhood Leadership Fellows and the FOCUS St. Louis Women in Leadership Programs and currently serves on the Board of Confluence Academies Schools.