Past Event

Canceled: Lessons Learned from Community-Based Participatory Research: A Model for Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations for Scientific Rigor and Community Impact

May 1, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Fayerweather Hall (Room 513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description

This research presentation will explore the integration of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in understanding the lived experiences of survivors of community-based gun violence and their family members. Particular emphasis will be paid to the collaborative process undertaken with the Kings Against Violence Initiative, a Brooklyn-based hospital violence prevention organization. Qualitative interviews with 23 participants from Brooklyn, including 11 gunshot survivors and 12 family members were conducted, to investigate the continuous traumatic stress that shapes survivors' and family members lives and induces shifts within family systems. The presentation will highlight the importance of CBPR for engaging hard-to-reach populations who are often absent from academic literature.

Speakers will discuss the reciprocal benefits of this collaboration for advancing research and creating community impact. The presentation will also provide attendees with a CBPR conceptual framework that can help inform their approach to research collaboration. Moreover, the conceptual framework will emphasize the importance of forming strategic alliances, offering methodological reflections and reinforcing the CBPR principles of mutual respect, relevance, and empowerment in academic inquiry.

Event Speakers

  • Nathan Aguilar, Graduate Student in Social Work at Columbia University
  • Kalique Stanley, Research Participant
  • Ramik Williams, Co-Executive Director of the Kings Against Violence Initiative

Event Information

This event has been canceled. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Center for Science and Society. This project is part of a 2023 Center for Science and Society Seed Grant