Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)

The Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR) promotes academic-community partnerships and public engagement in translational health research through outreach, education, informatics, training, and funding programs.

The Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH), CECR’s off-campus physical home in Washington Heights, provides free activity space for health related programming to Columbia University researchers and not-for-profit organizations serving upper Manhattan. In addition, CCPH connects residents to health and social services, organizes health lectures, operates a bilingual health library, and facilitates access to health research.

CECR collaborates across Irving Institute resources, as well as with other CUIMC centers and multi-sector stakeholders in New York City.

Services

CECR fosters community-engaged research through:

Leadership

  • Jose A. Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH

    Director; Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

    Headshot of Jose A. Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH.
  • Rafael A. Lantigua, MD

    Co-Director; Professor of Clinical Medicine

    Headshot of Rafael A. Lantigua, MD
  • Elizabeth G. Cohn, RN, PhD

    Associate Director

  • Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH

    Associate Director; Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

  • Alejandra N. Aguirre, DrPH, MPH

    Senior Program Manager

Staff

  • Nayrobi Rivera, MPA

    Project Coordinator

  • Dora Ventura

    Administrative Clerk