The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of local leaders from a broad range of organizations, who have worked to reduce barriers to research participation by increasing public trust and making research opportunities more accessible.
One of the charges to the CAB is to help the ICTS, the Institute for Public Health, and its Center for Community Health Partnership and Research expand bidirectional communication between St. Louis area communities with identified public health problems and academic researchers.
In its first years of operation, the CAB advised academic researchers who came to them with specific questions about community research. In 2015, we concretized communication in the opposite direction by having CAB members present the health issues currently being experienced by members of the communities that they represent, and pressing research questions for those communities.
Click on the links below to see a summary of each presentation and list of related research questions. These questions are intended to serve as stimuli for academic research.