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Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) Public Forum

Building Healthy Environments in Diverse Settings: The Value Added by Community-Engaged Research

Meredith Minkler, PhD
Presenter Affiliation:
Univ of California-Berkely
UB Clinical and Translational Research Center, 5th floor, 875 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY 14203
Downtown Campus
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public, RSVP to or
Organized by the Clean Air Coalition, UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative, and the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. Sponsorship by the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, UB School of Nursing, UB School of Social Work, UB Department of Family Medicine, Roswell Park Cancern Institute's Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research, UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center. Cosponsorship by Partnership for the Public Good, and UB School of Architecture & Planning's Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.
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Dr. Minkler will speak about creating health environments, especially for communities that are often overlooked including communities of disability, non-English speaking communities, and environmental justice communities. She will explore the value and challenges of community-engaged research and the role this work plays in developing healthy environments. Dr. Minkler is Professor of Health and Social Behavior, and Director of the Health and Social Behavior Program, at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. She has over 30 years’ experience in developing and implementing community partnerships, community organizing, and community-based participatory research (CBPR), and work with diverse groups including the low-income elderly, people with disabilities, youth, and women of color. Her current research interests include the empowerment and advocacy interventions with youth and the elderly, the impact of CBPR on public policy, and using CBPR to reduce late-stage diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. She is a prolific writer of over 120 articles and 7 books including Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (3d ed., 2012) and Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes (2d ed., 2008, with Nina Wallerstein).