Community-Based Participatory Research

Community-based work on issues of health disparities and social inequalities is a major focus at the Boston University School of Public Health. The extent of engagement and linkages with the community distinguishes SPH from other schools of public health. Faculty and students are involved in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR), an approach to research that empowers communities and recognizes their strengths and expertise. Through the formation of academic-community partnerships, CBPR engages and involves those affected by the results of the research in every step of the research process.

Researchers and students at SPH are collaborating with neighborhood groups, community health centers, and other community organizations in Boston and around the world to address community health concerns and improve the health of underserved populations through CBPR methodology. To learn more about the CBPR work happening at SPH, visit the CBPR Projects and Centers page.

Highlighting CBPR at SPH