Engagement and Behavior Change

Effective translation research can efficiently identify ways to improve uptake, adoption, utilization, and maintained engagement with evidence-based prevention and care programs. Engagement and Behavior Change is well-positioned to catalyze this sort of diabetes translation research by leveraging its multidisciplinary expertise, its extensive experience in community- and clinic-based research, its access to ethnic minority physician practice networks, and its access to ethnic minority communities and clinical populations. This Core has extensive breadth and depth of experience and expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) with minority disadvantaged communities and clinical populations. Though these are often underrepresented populations in translation research, this core brings experience in facilitating their ethical recruitment, retention, and sustained engagement in health promotion and research activities.

Co Directors: Ralph DiClemente, PhD and Guillermo Umpierrez, MD

Members: Mary Beth Weber, K.M. Venkat Narayan, Tabia Akintobi, Michelle Kegler, Priscilla Igho-Pemu, Teaniese Davis, Solveig Cunningham, Michael Prietula, Benjamin Druss, Rosa Arriaga, Drenna Valverde