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.
CECR fosters community-engaged research through:
- Off-Campus Activity Space in Washington Heights
- Community-Based Participatory Research Scholars and Awards Program
- Health Informatics: Get Healthy Heights
- Health Informatics: Get Healthy Harlem
- Consultations in Community Engaged Research
- Study Promotion and Recruitment
- Health Literacy Review Service
- Health Education Lectures for Lay Community
Jose A. Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH
Director; Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Rafael A. Lantigua, MD
Co-Director; Professor of Clinical Medicine
Elizabeth G. Cohn, RN, PhD
Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH
Associate Director; Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Alejandra N. Aguirre, DrPH, MPH
Senior Program Manager
Nayrobi Rivera, MPA