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Dr. Mellman holding a microphone speaking at an event in front of four panelists seated on stage.Community Engagement (CE) supports development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders. Our services are designed to stimulate long-term collaborations that will promote translation of health research into effective practice and public policy.

Consultation Services
  • Make introductions between investigators and potential community research partners.
  • Provide best practice resources and training for community-academic partnerships.
  • Provide expertise on the integration of culturally and linguistically competent approaches in all phases of research.
  • Offer networking opportunities for researchers and community stakeholders to meet.
  • Coach community-engaged research teams to build foundations for sustainable collaborations.
  • Link primary care providers to a practice-based research network (PBRN).

We provide training and professional development opportunities to enhance community engagement and cultural competence in research. Training resources and activities especially for community-based practitioners are also available.


CE team members support GHUCCTS’ efforts in development of communications tools designed for study participants and the general public. More more information about CE services, please contact Florencia Gonzalez at or call 202-865-7743.

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