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Collaborative Café: Researching Equity

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Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S Taylor Ave., St Louis, Missouri 63110

Join the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research for the third event in a four-part series of Collaborative Café discussions on health equity and research. Panelists share key takeaways about equity- focused or disparity-focused research.

The discussion will include highlights of equity research projects at WashU and in St. Louis and the importance of engaging communities in this work. Attendees will:

  • Learn why research about disparities is important to public health and how it can be applied across disciplines
  • Understand how community engagement can be used to enhance equity research
  • Examine best practices, including study design and theory, for researching socioeconomic, health, racial, gender, and other disparities
  • Hear about current focus areas of equity research and where knowledge gaps exist.

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 interactive, discussion-based event is free to attend and open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations dedicated to advancing equity. This event will take place in person in the Doll & Hill room, located on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building on the Washington University Medical Campus. To promote safety and social distancing, space is limited and advance registration is required.

Directions & Parking

This event will take place in the Doll & Hill Room (#2131) on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building. Entry into this building is accessible by WashU keycard only. We will have someone stationed at the front door from 10:00-11:00am to let in attendees.

600 S. Taylor
St. Louis, MO 63110

We will validate for parking for non-WUSTL/BJC attendees. Please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage or the Metro Garage. Learn more about parking on the Medical Campus.

The Taylor Avenue Building is just one block east of the Central West End MetroLink station.

COVID-19 Precautions

Due to rising COVID positivity, the masking requirement has been reinstated on the WashU Medical Campus. Please wear a mask when inside the building

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.

About the panelists

Darrell Hudson, PhD
Associate Professor
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Tyriesa Howard Howell, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Cierra Walker

Ciearra Walker, MPH
Executive Director, St. Louis Community Health Worker Coalition