Events / Collaborative Café: Working towards equity through multisector engagement

Collaborative Café: Working towards equity through multisector engagement

February 29, 2024
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Delmar DivINe

Our 2023-2024 Racial Equity series is back with the third of four Collaborative Café events centered on racial equity in research. Panelists will discuss multisector community-academic engagement to move racial equity work forward. Speakers with community-based, academic, government, and business perspectives will explore how collaborating across sectors can move forward work that addresses racial inequities.

Attendees will:  

  • Understand what “multisector engagement” means
  • Explore how engagement across academic, community, government, for profit, and other areas can improve equity-centered research and programs
  • Hear about unique multisector collaborations in the St. Louis area
  • Hear practical advice for creating, developing, and sustaining multisector partnerships that address racial and other inequities

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

This event series is a collaboration with the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2).


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 Berges Conference Center at Delmar DivINe.

Registration is strongly encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions & Parking

Delmar DivINe is located at 5501 Delmar Blvd. Attendees should use the Belt Ave. entrance to access the Berges Conference Room. Get directions.

There is a free guest parking lot located off of Belt Avenue, directly across the street from the entrance. Accessible parking is located to the left of the entrance. View the parking map.

Accessibility Needs

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.


More panelists to be announced.

Christine O’Brien, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professor O’Brien is passionate about developing translational optical technologies that can improve women’s health care. The O’Brien lab will develop optical tools that tackle important challenges spanning maternal health, reproductive cancers, and women’s global health, using optical spectroscopy, optical imaging and simulation techniques that can be translated to impact patient care.