Building and Extending Community-Engaged Research

February 19, 2021
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations, known as Collaborative Café, is a discussion and support network for those interested in community-engaged health research and practice. Community partners are encouraged to attend. Join us for this session: Building and Extending Community-Engaged Research.

This session will focus on:

  • Perspectives on the community engagement continuum, including community-based participatory research (CBPR) and patient-centered research
  • Key elements of the participatory process
  • Lessons learned from partners, stakeholders, and fellow researchers
  • Advice and feedback from café attendees

This event will take place virtually via Zoom, please register to receive your unique meeting link.


Meeting Format

  • Welcome
  • Presentations
  • Moderated discussion and Q & A
  • Break
  • Networking Groups

Featured Speakers

Devin Banks, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri—St. Louis

Dr. Banks earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University—Purdue University in 2020. Dr. Banks’ research aims to improve behavioral health and prevent disparities that affect racially minoritized communities. She is especially interested in the prevention of racial health disparities related to substance use and sexual behavior. The ultimate goal of her work is to improve behavioral health equity via culturally-relevant, accessible interventions targeting risk reduction and resiliency building during adolescence and young adulthood.

Erin R. Foster, PhD, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Foster received her clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, PhD in Rehabilitation Science, and completed postdoctoral training in clinical investigation and cognitive science at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Foster directs the Cognitive and Occupational Performance Laboratory, which generates knowledge to guide the development of more effective and comprehensive rehabilitation programs for people with neurological disorders and cognitive dysfunction. Her current research focuses primarily on how cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson disease (PD) impacts everyday life and cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with PD. She has federal and foundation research grants related to these topics.

Eunyoung Kang, BS

Eunyoung Kang is a PhD student at the Rehabilitation and Participation Science program, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Ms. Kang worked as a clinical researcher and occupational therapist at Chungnam National University Hospital in the Republic of Korea for two years before pursuing her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Her current research focuses on health empowerment, goal setting and action planning intervention, patient engagement intervention, and person-centered rehabilitation care in people with chronic conditions.

Event Sponsors: Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health