Translation research often
involves interacting with community organizations and individual
stakeholders. The Community Engagement Core is funded to help
investigators identify, contact, and form working relationships
with community members and organizations in order to conduct high
quality diabetes translation research. We are also here to assist
in finding and analyzing data that can be used to better understand
specific communities and that can be used in grant applications and
manuscripts. This core is closely affiliated with the Community
Engaged Research Core (CERP) of the Vanderbilt CTSA.
The core offers the following
- Consultation on design of
community-engaged research studies
- Consultation on development of IRB
protocols for community-engaged research.
- Consultation on creating of
advisory boards and other community structures.
- Consultation on using community
resources for participant recruitment.
- Access to data to describe
community characteristics including census data, American Community
Survey data, economic census data, BRFSS data, mortality data.
- Geographic Information System – we
will create maps and conduct geographic analysis for your target
community. We have many data layers and will help you identify and
locate additional data layers that may be useful for your
The Center for Diabetes Translation Research is
supported by NIH grant DK092986.
Please acknowledge this in your publications.