Translating research into practice involves creating interventions that are relevant to improving the lives of a target population. Community engaged research has emerged as an evidence-based approach to better address the complex issues that affect the health of marginalized populations.
Written by leading community-engaged researchers across disciplines, each chapter covers a different topic with comprehensive guides for start-to-finish planning and execution. The book provides a training curriculum that supports a common vision among stakeholders as well as a survey of methods based on core MPH curriculum. Practical appendices and homework samples can be found online.
Public Health Research Methods for Partnerships and Practice will appeal to researchers and practitioners in community or government sectors interested in conducting community-engaged work.
Table of Contents
- Community-Based Participatory Research Vetta L. Sanders Thompson & Sula Hood
- Health Disparities—Understanding How Social Determinants Fuel Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Darrell Hudson, Whitney Sewell, & Tanya Funchess
- Community Health and Community-Based Prevention Deborah J. Bowen & Cassandra Enzler
- Introduction to Epidemiology Cassandra Arroyo
- Cultural Competency Victoria Walker (CRFT-MS) & Vetta L. Sanders Thompson
- Health Literacy Kimberly A. Kaphingst
- Evidence-Based Public Health Sandra C. Hayes (CRFT-MS)
- Program Planning and Evaluation Kristen Wagner, Sha-Lai Williams, & Vetta L. Sanders-Thompson
- Research Methods Bettina Drake, Danielle Rancilio, & Jewel Stafford
- Quantitative Research Methods Melody S. Goodman & Lei Zhang (CRFT-MS)
- Roles, Function, and Examples of Qualitative Research and Methods for Social Science Research Keon L. Gilbert & Susan Mayfield-Johnson (CRFT-MS)
- Research Ethics Aimee James & Anke Winter
- Health Services and Health Policy Research Kim R. Enard, Terri Laws, & Keith Elder
- Developing a Grant Proposal Jewel D. Stafford
- Changing Health Outcomes Through Community-Driven Processes: Implications for Practice and Research Keon L. Gilbert, Stephanie M. McClure, & Mary Shaw-Ridley
Melody S. Goodman is a biostatistician with experience in study design, developing survey instruments, data collection, data management, and data analysis for public health and clinical research projects. She has pioneered the implementation and evaluation of public health training programs for community health stakeholders in St. Louis, Missouri (Community Research Fellows Training) and Long Island, New York (CARES).
Vetta Sanders Thompson is a licensed, clinical psychologist with research and practice expertise in the measurement of cultural constructs, the psychosocial implications of race, ethnicity and cultural competence in intervention and service delivery, as well as community engagement. She is noted for her efforts to mentor clinicians and researchers committed to cultural competence and community engaged practice and research.