Community-Based Participatory Research Pilot Awardees

The Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Scholars and Awards Program is a key capacity-building opportunity to stimulate community-engaged research between Columbia University faculty and community/faith-based organizations.

2018 CBPR Awardees

Integrating Primary Care into Community Mental Health Settings

  • Jean-Marie Alves-Bradford, MD, Psychiatry-Clinical Programs (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Martina Puchta, FNP-C, Washington Heights Community Service (Co-Principal Investigator)

Factors Linked to Kindergarten Transition Involvement/Engagement Among High-Risk Families of Children

  • Jahromi Laudan, PhD, Teacher's College (Co-Principal Investigators)
  • Stephanie Rodriguez, MS, Association to Benefit Children (Co-Principal Investigators) 

Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption During the First 1,000 Days

  • Jennifer Woo-Baidal, MD, MPH, Pediatrics-Gastroenterology (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Anita Reyes, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Co-Principal Investigator)

2017 CBPR Awardees

Facilitators and Barriers to Participation in Evidence-based Programs in Urban Senior Centers Serving LGBT Older Adults

  • Laurel Abbruzzese, PT, EdD , Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC
  • Porsha Hall, MAG, MPH, Program Manager of Health and Wellness

Unintentional Substance Overdose Risk among Homeless and Housing Unstable Heroin Users in Washington Heights

  • Silvia Amesty, MD, MPH , Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health
  • Liz Evans, Executive Director

Barriers and Facilitators to Meal Preparation in the Home for Medicaid-Eligible Latino Families in Washington Heights and Inwood

  • Shweta Antani, DO, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Catarina Rivera, MPH, Community Engagement Manager, Washington Heights/Inwood

Perceptions of Accessibility to Pediatric Emergency Medical Care Among Parents of Latino Immigrant Children in Washington Heights and Inwood in New York City: A Qualitative Investigation

  • Joan Bregstein, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Monika E. Guzman, MSW, Program Director

2015 CBPR Awardees

Identifying the Barriers to Mental Health Intervention in the Homebound Older Adult

  • Clare C Bassile, PT, EdD, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Deborah Katznelson, LMSW, Chief Social Service Officer, YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood

An Evaluation of the Dietary Impact of Comprando Rico y Sano (CRyS) in Mexican immigrants in New York City

  • Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM, Assistant Professor Epidemiology & Pediatrics (Oncology) at CUIMC, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Jairo Guzman, President, Mexican Coalition for the Empowerment of Youth and Families, Inc.

StoryWorks in the Heights

  • Mary Sormanti, PhD, MS, Professor of Professional Practice, School of Social Work
  • Marilyn Pacheco, Assistant Director of Marketing / Program Director, Institute for Older Adults, Isabella Geriatric Center

2014 CBPR Awardees

Using a CBPR Approach to Address Oral Health and Nutrition in HDM Recipients in NYC

  • Kavita P. Ahluwalia, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Rachel Sherrow, LCSW, Associate Executive Director & Chief of Programs and Community Affairs, Citymeals On-Wheels

Trauma Recovery Within Commercial Sexual Exploitation And Domestic Sex Trafficking in Young Urban Females

  • Mary W. Byrne, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fisch Professor of Health Care for the Underserved, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Joan Kearney, PhD, CS, APRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Jessica L. Trudeau, MPH, Program Director, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

Understanding Social, Cultural, and Religious Factors Influencing BRCA Genetic Testing in the Orthodox Jewish Community

  • Katherine Crew, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Isaac Schechter, PsyD, Executive Director, Institute for Applied Research and Community Collaboration