Doug Lindsay, co-chair of the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research Community Advisory Board (CAB), has a unique story to tell. His journey with a rare disease during his 20’s for which he helped develop two surgeries that would eventually save his life, is featured in a recent edition of People Magazine. Lindsay is a public speaker, workshop developer and a personal medical consultant. He also volunteers with the center’s CAB to help bridge the gap between university researchers and local communities.
Comprised of a diverse group of individuals with strong ties to local communities within St. Louis and its surrounding counties, the CAB serves community-academic partnerships in several ways, including advising community-engaged research and activities. Members like Lindsay give of their time to provide researchers and community organizations key insights on research materials, recruitment, community engagement activities, and more.