BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo and other medical
community sponsors will present a public lecture by pioneering
public health advocate Meredith Minkler, DrPH, professor of health
and social behavior in the School of Public Health, Division of
Community Health and Human Development, at the University of
Her talk, “Building Healthy Environments in Diverse
Settings: The Value Added by Community-Engaged Research,”
will take place on Oct. 2 from 9-11 a.m. at the UB Clinical and
Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., fifth floor,
Registration and coffee service will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The event is free, but an RSVP is requested to Rachel@cacwny.org. Parking will
be available on the street or in the ramp adjacent to the
Minkler will explore the value and challenges of scientific
studies that engage communities in the research process, and the
role this work plays in developing healthy environments,
particularly for communities that are often overlooked. Among these
are communities of disability, non-English speaking communities and
environmental justice communities with the greatest need of
protection from environmental and health hazards.
Minkler is a noted scholar and public health expert who
co-authored the first major U.S. study on community based
participatory research in the health field. She has more than
30 years of experience in developing and implementing community
partnerships, community organizing and community-based
participatory research that engages with diverse community groups
including the low-income elderly, people with disabilities, youth
and women of color.
The talk is sponsored by the Peter and Elizabeth Tower
Foundation, the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions,
UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative (which
supports community-engaged research), UB School of Nursing, UB
School of Social Work, UB Department of Family Medicine, UB
Clinical and Translational Research Center and Roswell Park Cancer
Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research.
Co-sponsors are the Partnership for the Public Good and the UB Food
Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.
For more information, contact Laura Mangan at Lmangan@buffalo.edu or call