Irving Institute Announces 2017 Community-Based Participatory Research Awardees

January 1, 2018

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, home to Columbia University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub, announces the winners of the 2017 Community-Based Participatory Research awards.

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. The awardees are:

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 (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Porsha Hall, MAG, MPH, SAGE (Co-Principal Investigator)

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 (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Liz Evans, Washington Heights Corner Project (Co-Principal Investigator)

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 (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Catarina Rivera, MPH, City Harvest (Co-Principal Investigator)

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 (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Monika E. Guzman, MSW, El Nido de Esperanza (Co-Principal Investigator)


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